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Clinton Gets the Star Treatment

The Indy paper makes its endorsement

The Indianapolis Star, Indiana's biggest paper, is endorsing Hillary Clinton to become the Democrats' presidential nominee. The decision came down,... More

Lipstick Jungle

Ohmygod, the economy is awful right now. It’s really, like, wretched. I was in Bloomie’s the other day, and I... More

Murder with Impunity

The Committee to Protect Journalists just released its Impunity Index, a list of the countries with the worst records for... More

Bus-ted!

The phrase "under the bus"—as in, to throw someone under the bus, or betray them—has long been a favorite on... More

Priorities

Why didn't The New York Times's "blockbuster" military analysts story get more traction? "Out of sight, out of mind" might... More

The Anatomy of Anger

America, meet “Angry Obama”

Barack Obama is angry. He is outraged. He is appalled. He is offended. He is profoundly, genuinely sad and shaken.... More

Dept. of Hubris

In response to the moderator-less debate to which Hillary Clinton challenged Barack Obama last week, Fox & Friends aired a... More

Times Op-Ed Page: The Bizarro World Edition

When partisan lines get crossed

Yesterday, as most Mondays do, brought an extra-special meeting-of-the-minds to the op-ed pages of The New York Times. Yep: the... More

Together at Last: Hill and Bill (The Other One)!

O’Reilly’s Clinton factor

Hold onto your Talking Points, everyone: Hillary Clinton will make her first-ever appearance on The O'Reilly Factor on Wednesday night!... More

The Goldberg Variations

Yesterday afternoon, a new writer trotted into The Atlantic’s impressive stable of bloggers: Jeffrey Goldberg rolled out the magazine’s latest... More

Jimmy Carter: I Couldn’t Become President in Today’s Media World

During his appearance on The Daily Show last night, former president Jimmy Carter told Jon Stewart that...he couldn't have become... More

Elizabeth Bennet, Meet Elizabeth Edwards

The health care advocate offers an ironic take on campaign coverage

About halfway through Elizabeth Edwards's campaign-coverage criticism on yesterday's New York Times op-ed page came one of the most affecting... More

Mystery No Longer!

Obama’s backgrounders come forward

The Pennsylvania primary, as has been widely lamented at this point, left many a lingering question in the minds of... More

Seats of Power

NPR looks at The Other Campaign: 2008’s Senate Race

Hey, Democrats! You know how your party is basically on the verge of implosion, teetering on the precipice of permanent... More

Seriously, Keith?

Keith Olbermann provides Exhibit W in the case of Hillary v. MSNBC

This is getting ridiculous. On Wednesday night's Countdown, Keith Olbermann and Howard Fineman, discussing Hillary Clinton's continued presence in the... More

How Forbes got to $475 million - That’s what a Hong Kong investor has agreed to pay for a firm that two years ago had trouble paying its rent

Are female journalists up to the job of a Jill Abramson interview? - Reporters avoid unflattering discussion about her firing

How to check if that viral video is true - Journalists don’t always verify user-generated content, so readers need to learn how to verify what they see online

The Grand Dame of Florida reporting has retired twice, but she’s still causing trouble - A conversation with the Tampa Bay Times’ Lucy Morgan

Brick by brick - After years of shrinking ambition at The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos has the paper thinking global domination


A First Look update (First Look Media)

“[R]ather than immediately launching a large collection of digital ‘magazines’ based on strong, expert journalists with their own followings, as we imagined earlier, we’ll begin by building out the two we’ve started and then explore adding new ones as we learn”

The White House deploys minders to interviews all the time (WaPo)

“Almost every officially sanctioned exchange between reporters and the proverbial ‘senior administration officials’ is conducted in the presence of a press staffer”

The down-and-dirty history of TMZ (BuzzFeed)

“TMZ’s real engine — what defines its mission, what legitimizes it and sets it apart — is a unique and controversial mix of scandal mongering and investigative journalism”

The 10 worst New Yorker longreads (Gawker)

“[A]pparently [Adam] Gopnik did not know you could bake fancy breads from France and other cultures. So he got his mom to teach him how to bake them. A fine anecdote, maybe, to tell a friend or a therapist. But in this case he wrote about it for the New Yorker, a magazine.”

Bloggingheads

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

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