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Live-Blogging President-Elect Obama’s First Press Conference

CJR staff, tongue partially in cheek, will be live-blogging Obama's first press conference as President-Elect. Feel free to join us... More

Inquiring Minds, Rejoice!

We may soon learn what Sarah Palin thinks about Alaska's chilly weather! Drudge is reporting that Greta Van Susteren--she of... More

Oprah Gives Another Endorsement

Oprah, apparently, has one more Favorite Thing to add to her list: the Chicago Sun-Times. On Wednesday, the uber-host walked... More

Kudos to the WaPo

...for this moving, important, and brilliantly written profile of Eugene Allen, a White House butler for thirty-four years who, since... More

Princess Leia Ain’t Cheap

The Chicago Tribune estimates that CNN's ridiculous/awesome/innovative/bizarre/unnecessary election-night holograms cost, in all, between...$300,000 and $400,000. Andrew Orloff estimates that, anyway.... More

Plumbers, Infomercials, Terminators, and Holograms!

Slate sums up the end of the presidential race in two minutes: More

“Unfortunately, He Was Not in the Mood to Be Pet”

Presidential pooch Barney does what his owner has probably been tempted to do on several occasions: More

Chris Matthews: “My Job Is to Help This Country”

Chris Matthews might need a refresher course...in Journalism 101. Talking about the Rahm Emanuel rumors with Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski,... More

Obama Thanks Traveling Press for “A Good Long Ride”

As a long, intensive, work-filled school year comes to a close--as graduation nears, as vacation approaches--the weather isn't the only... More

Race in the Race

A Q&A with Eric Deggans, media critic for the St. Petersburg Times

Eric Deggans is the media critic at the St. Petersburg Times, a position he has held since 2005. When Obama... More

The Undecideds

Give them a break, already!

Maybe they're "sheepish." Maybe they're "proud." Maybe they're "terminally uninterested in politics." Maybe they're "fed up." Maybe they're "sick of... More

Commitment Issues

In which the LA Times is decidedly mocking of Undecideds

Is there anything in this world more baffling than an undecided voter? Lacking, as a group, the noble self-sufficiency of... More

Expanding WaPo(litical Coverage)

Next week, post-election, Washington Post editor Marcus Brauchli informed staff today, DC's hometown paper will create a new Web feature... More

All Hallows (Pe)Eved

David Shuster is, apparently, that dude: the guy at the Halloween party--the smug-looking one, over there in the corner--who is... More

The Economist: The Ultimate Swing Voter

The Corner's Andrew Stuttaford reacts to The Economist's Obama endorsement: The Economist.......endorses Obama, as it did John Kerry (2004), Bill... 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


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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