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Jason Jones in Iran: in Which the Joke Was on Us

Last night, The Daily Show aired the last of Jason Jones's segments shot in Iran--a strange, funny, and surprisingly moving... More

CARDIAC ARREST HAPPENS WHEN HEART SUDDENLY STOPS

...is the chyron MSNBC just ran as Norah O'Donnell interviewed Dr. Dan Simon, chief of cardiovascular medicine at Case Medical... More

Jackson News, on the Move

Twitter has been, in many ways, the news-delivery platform of Michael Jackson's death. Via The Guardian and Twitscoop, watch the... More

The Budginator

These must be desperate times, because this is surely a desperate measure: California is crowdsourcing its response to its budget... More

Letter Cry

Hold onto your Freundschaftsbrief, everyone: Jezebel gives the creepy, weepy e-mail exchange between Mark Sanford and "Maria" the old grad-student... More

Behold, the Ur-Twitter

Before there was Twitter, there was...the "Notificator." Seriously. See the description of the world's pre-digital Twitter, below, culled from the... More

Crazy Like a Fox

More evidence that offering fair, balanced, and intellectually rigorous programming can be good for business: Fox News is on track... More

By: “A Time Reporter in Tehran”

An apt sign of the Time(s): an article about propaganda in Iran, its author tellingly bylined. More

The Washington Post’s Priorities, Chintzy Smoking Jacket Edition

They let Froomkin go. This is what they kept. [h/t, Glenn Greenwald] More

You’ve Got E-Mail

One obvious drawback of the otherwise admirable exercise of journalistic restraint: it can cause outlets to lose scoops. To wit,... More

Raggedy Ann Arbor?

Poynter's Rick Edmonds offers up a detailed look at the media scene in Ann Arbor, Michigan--on the premise that the... More

Bumps in the Rohde Story

The story of the escape of New York Times reporter David Rohde from his Taliban captors is "a tale out... More

The Grey Lady, Exposed

How thin the line between transparency and publicity. The New York Observer reports on "Behind the Scenes at The New... More

“An Agonizing Position”

In case you missed it over the weekend, here's the video of New York Times editor Bill Keller discussing the... More

MoDo on Flies, Fries, and Ladies’ Sighs

For those keeping track, here are the subjects of the latest three New York Times columns penned by Maureen Dowd.... 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.”

Bloggingheads

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

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