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Economy of Coverage

Considering this "mental recession" we're in, and considering how much we've, apparently, been whining about said recession, I was fairly... More

Mag Revenue Numbers: In Which “Flat Is the New Up”

Yesterday, the Publishers Information Bureau released its report tracking magazine ad sales during the second quarter of 2008. The news... More

On That “Trademark John McCain Wit”

Think Progress (via Matt Yglesias) has a list of some of the more egregious moments of political reporters publicly crushing... More

Fox and the…Hounds?

So the people at Fox & Friends aren't feeling so Fox-&-Friendly, apparently, toward The New York Times. On June 28,... More

Crossing Lines

In a bombed-out Detroit neighborhood, a new blog works to rekindle a community

A few miles east of Detroit’s gleaming new ballpark and glittering new casino hotels, a few miles west of the... More

Carmella Lewis, Media Darling

On Unity Day, the voice of anti-Unity was everywhere

Remember Greg Packer? The highway maintenance worker who rose to media (in)famy a few years ago as the (much-too)-oft-quoted "everyman"... More

Unity, by the Numbers

Per the television transcript database TVEyes.com, and without further comment, below are the number of uses of the word “unity”... More

UNITY-Fest Breaking News Update: The Ken Burns Effect

New Hampshire's own Ken Burns is in the audience, witnessing UNITY first-hand! Ironically--or, perhaps, fittingly--MSNBC's cameras, when focusing on the... More

Barack Obama, “Stevie Wonder Geek”

…and other revelations from the Rolling Stone Q&A

Reading Rolling Stone’s much-hyped interview with Barack Obama, I couldn’t help but think of…Evan Marc Katz. Whom you might know,... More

UNITY-Fest Breaking News Update: The Body-Language Analysis

Per MNSBC's Andrea Mitchell, analyzing the blue-on-blue onstage hug between Obama and Clinton: "This is the new first couple," and,... More

UNITY-Fest Breaking News Update: The Clothing Analysis!

Per a chyron flashing on MSNBC in its currently uninterrupted Unity coverage: "COLOR COORDINATION: OBAMA'S TIE MATCHES CLINTON'S SUIT" The... More

Happy “Unity Day,” Everyone!

Can't you just feel the excitement in the air? Can't you just feel the Winds of Change starting to blow?... More

Annals of Revealing Cable Commentary, Part 4,587

On MSNBC a few moments ago, Monica Novotny announced Barack Obama's participation today in an economic summit at Carnegie Mellon... More

Wars on the Back Burner

It’s no longer news that the Iraq war is, well, no longer news. We’ve heard again and again about—and we... More

Those Russert Replacement Rumors

…and why they’re more than idle chatter

At the conclusion of yesterday’s Meet the Press, temporary moderator Brian Williams made an announcement: Beginning next week, my friend... More

Serial creators don’t know what will happen to Adnan Syed - New developments in his legal case suggest that the outcome is wide open

The press is responsible for ignoring Bill Cosby rape allegations - Where were journalists 10 years ago when claims originally surfaced against him?

Journalism has a plagiarism problem. But it’s not the one you’d expect - Fareed Zakaria’s case highlights news organizations’ ethical grey areas

4 topics John Oliver explained more clearly than television news - The political satirist brings explainer comedy to HBO viewers

Will radio save science journalism? - WNYC will soon have a new health unit


CNN reporters in Ferguson provide coverage of CNN reporters in Ferguson (Slate)

“[T]here was little that justified CNN’s egocentric coverage”

Which media outlets use ‘illegal immigrant’? (Fusion)

“[I]n spite of all the good reasons not to use the phrase, it is still very easy to find in the US press, even in headlines”

Jack Shafer on losing his job (Capital New York)

“Right now, my immediate plan is to go to work as a lay therapist at The Intercept to bring the healing there so John Cook and Matt Taibbi can return. I have great interpersonal skills.”

On outlets that continue to call unknown drone victims ‘militants’ (The Intercept)

“Like the US drone program itself, this deceitful media practice continues unabated”

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