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While the Tube Star Gently Weeps

Glenn Beck is known for many things, but the media star's most iconic characteristic is probably the melodramatic weeping he... More

“Chicago Is Out? Chicago Is Out?”

Yowza. Watch as CNN's Tony Harris, Dispassionate Information Purveyor, gets the news that Chicago has not only not won the... More

Headline of the Day

Without further comment: "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da, Yo-Yo Ma" More

WaPo to Partner with Bloomberg for Global News Service

Hot on the heels of news that CBS News and GlobalPost will be pairing up to cover the world beyond... More

America’s Next Great Pundit: A Close Reading

The Washington Post Pundit Contest: A Close Reading [I NEED SOME KIND OF BRIEF INTRO HERE…] America’s Next Great Pundit... More

“Get off Their Asses and Get Back to Talking to Real People”

Over at The Huffington Post, Jason Linkins turns in a fantastic Q&A with Dale Maharidge, the Pulitzer-winning journalist, author, and... More

Talese: “The Magazine Piece Is Not a Work of Art Anymore”

Leave it to Gay Talese to find a new angle on an old story. In a video for the Big... More

“So, Keep Your Guns, and Buy More Guns…”

Think Progress's Lee Fang offers a disturbing cautionary tale: a distillation of the frayed edges of the ridiculous rhetoric that... More

Poll Lancing

So you may have heard, today, about the existence of troubling poll previously making its way around Facebook--one that asked,... More

The Washington Post, Angsty Teenager

The paper really, really wants to go to prom with you

Reading the text of The Washington Post’s new guidelines for its staff’s use of Facebook, Twitter, and the like, I... More

Two-Ply Puns

See if you can find the many puns embedded in the following Washington Post headline, on environmentalists' challenge to toilet... More

William Safire, 1929-2009

Today brings sad news: William Safire has passed away at 79, of pancreatic cancer. Currently leading the Web site of... More

The Prophet Motive

Glenn Beck in an age of anxiety

Here is one rule I’ve discovered as a consumer of media-celebrity coverage: if you know what a celebrity's tongue looks... More

Starr Testimony to the JEC

Yesterday, the Congressional Joint Economic Committee, under the chairmanship of Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), held a hearing about the future... More

Of Headlines and (Oven) Feet

So, strictly speaking, the following is not the best of headlines. It's unclear; it's rather absurd; and, ultimately, it begs... 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.”

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

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