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Air Apparent, Part Two

Live TV and the virtues of restraint

Dan Rather is calm. Dan Rather is collected. Dan Rather is cautious. And he is not—repeat, not—ready to call Ohio... More

Air Apparent

TV news in the post-election world, part one

There are two general assumptions about the media that have become so common it's stopped occurring to us to question... More

Cut on the Bias

Pop quiz, before school gets out for holiday recess: What do Mark Halperin and al-Qaeda have in common? They both... More

Michelle Obama, Mother

Please, can we stop with all the “momification” talk?

A plea: can we please--please, please--all stop talking about the "momification of Michelle Obama"? Can we please stop analyzing and... More

Mag the Dog

Vanity Fair pokes some fun at the magazine industry's Obamania. "Magazines are awash in Barack-emblazoned covers," David Friend writes. "It’s... More

Oh, That’s Rich

CJR alum Kiera Butler, now of Mother Jones, turns in a nice interview with The New York Times's theater-critic-turned-political theater-critic... More

John Roberts Must Tie!

So get ready to be outraged or baffled or otherwise scandalized. Last week, John Roberts, cohost of CNN's American Morning,... More

Traffic Jam

Bucking trends, traffic for The Atlantic, Drudge, and HuffPo is actually up post-election, according to Nate Silver and Alexa. Everyone... More

White House, Gray Lady

New York Times Washington Bureau Chief Dean Baquet has just named the paper's new White House team. It includes, as... More

Kakutani’s a Poet…and, Oh, She Let Us Know It

Michiko Kakutani seems to have taken a page from pal MoDo's playbook. And not, um, a good one. In today's... More

She’s Accepted! Sources Say!

So it seems, my friends, that we have arrived at the final installment of the weeklong dramedy that has been... More

Extra-Censory Perception

Project Censored has released its annual (and forward-looking) list of the "Top 25 Censored Stories for 2009." Among them: #6... More

Copy Editors to the World: Teehee!

So. A brief vocabulary lesson. A dingleberry, for those of you who didn't grow up on a farm, is--and I... More

Politico: “We’ll Do It Live”

Politico's editors and reporters (bloggers included) are dissecting Election '08 at a conference at USC today. Watch it live, here. More

Chicken Soup for the (Campaign Junkie’s) Soul

Hey, politics junkies! Are you going through campaign withdrawal? Do you find yourself, in the quiet moments of the day,... 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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