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CNN Blogs Afghanistan

Earlier today, Clint called for a more comprehensive media treatment of the United States's new Afghanistan strategy--one, in particular, that... More

The Obama Doctrine?

How helpful are last night’s Obama/Bush comparisons? Not very.

In the flurry of reactions to Obama’s Afghanistan speech, we’re seeing a lot pieces like this: “Echoes of Bush in... More

Chris Matthews: Trolling for Insight

Chris Matthews was in rare Matthewsian form in his coverage of Obama's Afghanistan speech last night. To wit, courtesy of... More

Crouching Tiger…

So one of the more mystifying aspects of the Tiger Woods story has been the fact that so much of... More

When Tiger Updates Cry Wolf

In the aftermath of TigerGate--or HydrantGate or SpurnedSwedeGate or DriverGate or whatever we're calling it--many in the media have been... More

The White House and Politico: Enough to Make You [Sic]

As Greg mentioned last night, Politico—or, you know, “the POLITICO”—has published a particularly Politicobnoxious piece entitled “7 stories Barack Obama... More

Newsweek: Cheney of Fools

Meacham, linkbait, and the real insult of Run Dick Run

Let’s give Jon Meacham the benefit of the doubt. Let’s assume that the editorial in the current issue of Newsweek—that... More

“A Fresh, Ferocious Wave”

It's a rare thing for "discussion about the future of news" and "literary journalism" to co-exist in a single piece.... More

The Washington Post’s Priorities, Dinner-Crasher Edition

Pop quiz! How many Washington Post reporters contributed to this weekend's 1,800-word profile of State Dinner crashers and alleged Heenian... More

Sully-ing the Brand

If you felt, yesterday evening, a faint feeling of emptiness...a vague notion of despair...a more-pronounced-than-usual sense of ennui: it was... More

The Breast Brouhaha, Continued

To piggyback on Greg's note about today's Gail Collins op-ed on the mammogram controversy...I have to say, I found it... More

Future of News Summit

Another day, another future-of-news conference. Today's is sponsored by Minnesota Public Radio, and is taking place now. Right now. Learn... More

Strike a Pose—Rogue (Rogue, Rogue…)

Sarah Palin’s Newsweek cover isn’t sexist. It’s actually kind of empowering.

Move over, third-wave feminism. Second-wave Palinism is upon us. Yep: Sarah Barracuda is back. (Or, to be more accurate: she’s... More

Eco Chamber

Der Spiegel has conducted an interview with Umberto Eco, the novelist, critic, semiotician, philosopher, and all-around Thinker of Things. They... More

Yale Conference: “Journalism & the New Media Ecology”

Taking place at Yale today and tomorrow is a conference: "Journalism & the New Media Ecology: Who Will Pay the... More

Reporters fail to capture implications of pension provision - A ‘big shift’ tucked into the spending bill goes under-examined

The New Republic: A public trust or a business? - How Chris Hughes turned a 100-year-old publication into a “product”

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

FOIA reform dies while the press looked the other way - RIP Improvement Act of 2014

The problem with sharing uncredited photos - “Just because you put something on the internet does not give people the right to steal it”


The traffic lure of outrage (Slate)

“I didn’t become a journalist to peddle indignation on Facebook. But it sells—the page views don’t lie.”

NBC news producer’s sons were in the besieged school in Peshawar (NBCnews.com)

“I remained silent and didn’t know what to say — I know how such attacks on schools usually end”

Hero mom calls into CSPAN to berate her arguing pundit sons (WaPo)

“This was not planned. She called in on the normal line.”

Dick Cheney doesn’t want to call it torture but the media doesn’t have to follow (Vox)

“People deserve to know that the American government (proudly!) did things that in any other context are called torture”

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