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Turning the Lens Around

The IFC Media Project: exploring, criticizing, and prodding the press

There's an old saying out there that journalism is a craft and not a science. And if that's actually the... More

Clinton: “I’m very happy there is so much press attention and interest in transit”

Hillary Clinton: Soon to be Madame Secretary? The speculation--following Andrea Mitchell's breaking of the Obama's-considering-Clinton news yesterday--has been rampant. The... More

Dear Robin Givhan…

...and, for that matter, any other fashion critics looking for another angle on The Obamas' Clothing Choices and What They... More

“Joe the Forum,” “Joe the Blogger,” “Joe the Shopper”

Joe the Plumber's latest small business? Apparently: himself. JTP's deeply researched, carefully edited, thoughtful, and not at all hastily-put-together-to-capitalize-on-his-media-celebrity-before-it-expires treatise... More

The Price of History (Hint: $9.95, Plus Shipping and Handling!)

Okay, so thanks to Pew, we know that only 23 percent of Americans plan to keep their hot-ticket November 5... More

Coffee Talk

This is why we love Michael Kinsley. More

Slow Claps for Shep

Shep Smith, calling allegations of liberal bias in the presidential campaign "preposterous," declares: "To blame the media is a cop-out... More

Puppy Love

Quote of the day: "The number one thing internally we've come to is that they're cute." This comes from Chris... More

Best…Send-Ups…In the Woooorld…!

If mockery is the sincerest form of flattery, then Keith Olbermann should be feeling pretty good about himself right about... More

O’Reilly on The Daily Show: “I’m an Anarchist. Power to the People!”

Bill O'Reilly guested on The Daily Show last night. And the Clash of the Talking Titans--two guys who consider themselves... More

Obama Wears Jeans! And Other Observations That Are Totally Worth Analyzing!

Every once in a while, there emerges a news story that finds itself in the awkward and unenviable position of... More

Cosby, Part II

“Huxtable” is not an “effect”

So we kind of knew it was coming. We had suggestions of it a while ago (hmm, the Obamas seem... More

Talking Shop: Nate Silver

FiveThirtyEight’s founder on polling, politics, and the consolidation of the blogosphere

Nate Silver is the founder of FiveThirtyEight.com, which predicted the presidential election's popular vote outcome to within tenths of a... More

Barack Obama Collects Comic Books! And 50 Other Things You Might Not Know About the President-Elect!

The U.K. Telegraph compiles the "Fifty things you might not know about Barack Obama." The list includes such tidibits as:... More

Like a Record, Baby, Right Round, Round, Round…

Compare the NYT's op-ed pages from yesterday and today, and you'll have a case study worthy of Harvard Business School.... More

Apple can’t hide from a 20-year-old reporter - The University of Michigan student gets behind the tech titan’s newest products

Al Jazeera America struggles to get off the margins - A quality-first strategy faces huge hurdles

Finding James Foley - This 2013 story takes a look at GlobalPost’s search for the photojournalist

Gannett cribs from Advance Publications playbook for struggling newspapers - Staff compete for fewer jobs; ‘readers become the assignment editor’

Cop corruption probe sparks newspaper feud - A spiked story is at the center of a bitter fight between Philadelphia’s two dailies


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.”

The McDonald’s in Ferguson (LAT)

“Lately, the restaurant has taken on the appearance of a battered frontier outpost”

Bloggingheads

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

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