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All That Glitters (Is Not Gould)

The former Gawker editor, “exposed” in the Times Magazine

At first blush, it would seem to be one of those delightfully zeitgeist-y romps through everyone's favorite topic these days,... More

Back from Baghdad

We hear a lot—though not nearly enough—about what it's like to be a soldier returning from duty in Iraq: the... More

Et Tu, Mika?

Brzezinski plays a new Morning Joe role

Mika Brzezinski, often the Lone Lady at MSNBC's Morning Joe round table, will usually speak out when one of the... More

Ellen’s Russert Moment

The comedian celebrates Memorial Day by doing some politician-grilling

Talk about afflicting the comfortable. Well, actually, make that "afflicting the awkwardly, squirmingly, cringingly uncomfortable." On yesterday's Ellen, the daytime... More

We’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling

Now it’s gone…gone…gone…

It had to happen at some point. Tim Russert’s grin is just slightly less broad. The mischievous twinkle in Pat... More

Club Med(vedev)

The inauguration of Dmitri Medvedev as Russia's new president this week is one of those fantastic Historical Occasions for which... More

EJ Graff Joins the XX Factor

The XX Factor, Slate's women-written blog, welcomes a new voice today: EJ Graff. Graff, the author of Getting Even and... More

PEJ Gets the Last Laugh

In what might just be one of the most fun pieces of research ever conducted, ever, the Project for Excellence... More

Star Wars Episode VI: Re-Spurn of the Jedi

Howard Kurtz today takes a macrocosmic—literally, macrocosmic—view of the media's post-Tuesday treatment of the Democrats' Epic Battle for Cosmic Domina—er,... More

Hillary, We Hardly Knew Ye…

Hey, MSNBC: Why the remembrance of things past?

Could it almost be…over? Is “our long national nightmare” soon to end? After a night of nail-biting—“too early to call”... More

The People vs. Jeremiah Wright

What’s wrong with the Wright trial

When most Americans met Jeremiah Wright, he was a caricature, rendered in the blurry lines and crackling tones of buffered... More

Primary Night Bingo!

Lighten up tonight’s punditry with a game

It's Super Tuesday. Again. Another loooooong evening of waiting and watching returns—and the punditry that analyzes them—before the Big, Exciting... More

Boxed In

Leave it to the New York Post to find some dark humor in the increasingly brutal Democratic nominating contest. Today,... More

Getting Schooled: Pre-K

Let’s press the candidates about early education

Among the stump issues that McCain, Clinton, and Obama agree on—besides, of course, their strong support of barbequed ribs and... More

It’s Raining Men! On Your TV!

Humidity is rising... Barometer's getting low According to our sources... Your TV's the place to go Cause tonight, for... More

Stop using ‘Brooklyn’ to mean hipster neighborhoods - Elite-oriented outlets typically only cover the borough’s most affluent, Manhattan-adjacent neighborhoods

The Reporters Committee is about to start suing people to help journalists - Katie Townsend joins the organization as its first litigation director

How a Nebraska newspaper kicked off a major prison sentencing scandal - The Omaha World-Herald found that hundreds of inmates were being released early

On media freedom, United Nations plays by its own rules - Months of international crises raises the stakes for reporting on the UN, but investigative journalists remain without a right to information

Keep calm and write a headline worth reading - Ease up on the exaggerations because someday you may need those explosive adjectives when a truly big story lands


Adviser of high school paper that refused to use ‘Redskins’ suspended (Student Press Law Center)

“Amid a months-long battle with administrators for editorial control … the Playwickian’s faculty adviser was suspended for two days this week”

Apple’s ‘warrant canary’ disappears (GigaOm)

Apple included language in its first Transparency Report to say that it had not been subject to a Section 215 Patriot Act request. That language is now gone.

Trend Piece (New Yorker)

Buzzword, buzzword, buzzword. Isn’t the buzzword on your mind now? Perhaps it is on other people’s minds? Read on or you’ll be clueless, dated, and without any friends in the world. Buzzword again!

This Is How Joanna Coles Changed Cosmo (Refinery29)

The British reporter-turned-editor has made good on her promises to bring politics to the magazine, win some very big-deal journalism awards, and secure the most interesting exclusive interviews

Bloggingheads

Greg Marx discusses democracy and news with Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute

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