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Blog Gridlock!

The eminently quotable Michael Kinsley has a nice piece, in this week's Time, about blog gridlock (a topic we explore... More

Salon Rakes the Muck

Last month, Salon published an article investigating the deaths of Army Pfc. Albert Nelson and Pfc. Roger Suarez, two soldiers... More

Is This Where We Are?

Wednesday night, Abraham Biggs, a 19-year-old Florida resident, overdosed on a toxic combination of benzodiazepine, a depressant used to treat... More

Blame It on the Black Star

Remember the, um, slightly ironic biography PublicAffairs released last year? The one about disgraced president Richard Nixon, written by disgraced... More

The Bold and the Bootyful

Jon Stewart and "senior anti-piracy correspondent" John Oliver poke fun at the media's, er, ARRRsenal of inane pirate puns in... More

Dept of Bizarre Gigs

Apparently, Ani diFranco did an impromptu set yesterday...at the Wall Street Journal newsroom. Gawker has the bizarro details of the... More

So You Think You Can Dance…Dance…Dance

So yesterday was Chris Matthews's much-anticipated appearance on Ellen. Anticipated, of course, not for the interview, but for the dancing.... More

Brian Lehrer on Crowdsourcing

Another note from the Consumer Revolution conference: Brian Lehrer, of New York City's public-radio station, WNYC, spoke about his station's... More

John Darnton on Those Watchdog Web Sites

Another note from the Consumer Revolution conference: John Darnton, a forty-year veteran of The New York Times, has his doubts... More

Leaving on a (Private) Jet Plane

Yesterday's irony-laden meeting between the House Financial Services Committee and Detroit's Big Three: what Dana Milbank and his Washington Sketch... More

Bob Garfield on Aggregation

Another saucy bit from the Consumer Revolution conference: Bob Garfield on aggregation. "We're soon going to see aggregators of aggregators,"... More

David Cay Johnston on Bloggers

At today's Consumer Revolution on the Web conference (hosted by Consumer Reports and CJR), David Cay Johnston, speaking on a... More

Couric on that “Vast Variety of Sources”

Katie Couric, guesting on Letterman last night, talked about those awkward-if-not-disastrous Sarah Palin interviews. Including: Palin's refusal to reveal which... More

Career Paths, Bizarro World Edition

Generally speaking, a mailroom is the place where you begin your career. Except at the Newark Star-Ledger, that is--the paper... More

Kristol: “I’m a Fan of the Blogosphere”

…and other takeaways from today’s IFC media panel

Earlier today, the Independent Film Channel hosted a panel discussion pegged to tonight's premiere of The IFC Media Project. Moderated... More

Hey millionaire tech bros: Have patience with the editorial process - Chris Hughes probably wanted to enable great journalism at first. Then the dust settled and before you know it, he’s shaking everything up again

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

Price hike at UC Berkeley’s journalism school - Governing body approves additional fee of $7,500 starting 2016

Will Denver really have a newspaper war? - As a billionaire floats reviving the Rocky Mountain News, The Denver Post might buckle its chin strap

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


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”

Lessons from factchecking, and the limits of journalism (Feministing)

“Fact-checking taught me a lot, and here’s one thing I learned: One of the main purposes of fact-checking is to correct journalism’s bias toward a ‘good story’ above all else”

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