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Aggregate This, Arianna!

Radar is reporting today that Tina Brown, erstwhile Vanity Fair and New Yorker editor, celebrity biographer, and media maven, plans... More

Avril Lavigne…the Next Janice Min?

Looks like celeb journalism is another thing Avril Lavigne doesn't like to be comp-li-ca-ted. After her concert in Atlantic City... More

Peabody Awards to Iraq-Injured Journos

Among today’s thirty-five Peabody Award winners are two journalists wounded on assignment in Iraq. Here’s the AP: Peabodys went to... More

Punch Drunk?

The media jab Clinton’s metaphor

Since it was the news of the day yesterday, you’ve probably heard by now about Hillary Clinton’s comparison of herself... More

The NYO: Booked on a Feeling

Finally, a bit of good news for those of us who’ve been quietly mourning the decline of books coverage in... More

Surrogate Scandal!

The April Fool’s edition

Barack Obama's campaign has a lot to answer for today. After a rally in Pittsburgh on Friday, one of the... More

Annie Squall

Has the famous photog blown her cover?

The Vogue controversy continues. The magazine made much of its April issue featuring basketball star LeBron James - the third... More

Trailer Mix

TNR spoofs the spoilers

To generalize only a bit, movie trailers suck. When they’re not completely obscuring a film they’re meant to promote, disguising... More

“Chelsea Clinton Startled by Monica Query”

The Taboo Question finally got asked; why was that such a shock?

It was entirely predictable. The specter hovering over Chelsea Clinton’s new role as her mother’s stump surrogate was bound, at... More

Winning Today’s “Debbie Downer” Award…

...are NBC's Chuck Todd and Mark Murray, who unceremoniously inform us today that "it's been a bad week for everyone."... More

Watergate II?

Or just “imprudent curiosity”?

State Department! Personal records! Breach! It all has the Whiff of Conspiracy, the tangy odor of Watergate-all-over-again. Mmmm…can’t you just... More

The Human Stain, Redux

A proud day for FOIA

Yesterday, after a FOIA request, a lawsuit, a little gumption, and a lot of patience, the National Archives finally released... More

Five Years Today…What About Tomorrow?

Marking an anniversary is fine. But what happens when it’s over?

I have mixed feelings when it comes to the press and anniversaries. On the one hand, the marking of those... More

Getting It Wright

Why did the press need Obama to round out the reverend?

It was “an extraordinary moment of truth-telling,” a “masterpiece.” It was FDR-/Lincoln-/Kennedy-esque—a modern-day “Profile in Courage.” It was “brilliant, inspiring,... More

Nip/Tuck: The Political Journalism Edition

The Politco goes under the knife

Nope, your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you: you haven’t visited, in error, The Washington Post’s Web site. You’ve reached... More

Q&A: An Apple critic with plenty to say - John Siracusa’s legendary - and lengthy - Apple reviews reach their 15th year

Why one editor won’t run any more op-eds by the Heritage Foundation’s top economist - A reply to Paul Krugman on state taxes and job growth made some incorrect claims

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

Michael Brown shooting and the crimes journalists choose as newsworthy - Examining why black suspects are covered at a greater proportion than they commit crimes

GOP-backed fake news sites target Dems in congressional races - - Unlike The Onion and other satire sites, the goal is to fool voters, not make them laugh


New WaPo publisher (WaPo)

The departure of Katharine Weymouth ends eight decades of Graham family leadership

The impact of watching executions (PSmag)

“[E]xecutions, even for people who support capital punishment, and even when the criminals being put to death evoke little personal sympathy because of the nature of their crimes, take a toll on witnesses”

Times of India demands employee social media passwords (Quartz)

The company will possess log-in information and will be free to post any material to the account without journalists’ knowledge

Reconnecting with a story source, 17 years later (Hartford Courant)

“People who say reporters exploit people? You are right, we do. We parachute into people’s lives, sidle up, convince them that we care — and then disengage when the story is over. But that doesn’t mean we don’t connect, in a genuine way.”

Bloggingheads

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

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