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Marshall Law

Notes from Josh Marshall’s speech at Columbia

There was no mention of MoDowd. Instead, Josh Marshall, speaking at Columbia's Journalism Day ceremony this morning, exhorted journalists entering... More

Because Papier-Mâché Is Always Funny

The Boston Globe lists eleven sad realities about A World Without Newspapers, courtesy of humor columnist Beth Teitell. These include:... More

Groundhog Play

Things that will, apparently, never leave us: 1. Cockroaches 2. Styrofoam 3. The simple poetry of children's laughter 4. Columns... More

Framing the News

The New York Times today launches Lens, a photojournalism blog "presenting the finest and most interesting visual and multimedia reporting... More

Stewart on Obama’s Photo Flop

Stewart takes on the Obama administration--and Obama himself: The Daily Show With Jon StewartM - Th 11p / 10cMoral Kombatthedailyshow.comDaily... More

Palate Cleanser

Frank Bruni, New York Times political reporter turned restaurant critic, leaves the food beat to become a writer-at-large for the... More

The Newt Republic

So we learn today that Newt Gingrich has officially joined the Has-Been Politician with a Newspaper Column Club, via a... More

The Wintour’s Tale

Vogue editor Anna Wintour made a rare speaking appearance at the 92nd Street Y in New York City earlier this... More

NYT Launches Times Wire

After launching, just yesterday, its Times Reader 2.0--an update of the visually sectionalized version of its online newspaper--The New York... More

Unfortunate Typo of the Day

Ross Douthat's latest Times column--on the subject of, yes, the culture wars--features a small typo: a missing period in the... More

In Which ‘BriTunes’ Enters Our Lives

At first glance, BriTunes--the online-only music-interview series hosted by NBC News's Brian Williams--seems to be an elaborate, and rather masterful,... More

StikiQuote

Enough with the misuse of the Jefferson-on-newspapers line

You know that quote from Thomas Jefferson? The one invoked in so many defense-of-newspapers essays of late--the one in which... More

Spacing Out

As Liz pointed out earlier this morning, Maureen Dowd's Star Trek-themed Times op-ed this weekend was...a doozy. And while, normally,... More

Twitter and the Fonz

In which a celeb-stuffed Twitter jumps the Fail Whale: More

Prom! OMG, Prom!!!!!!

So this is the weekend in which the proud watchdogs of American democracy, the reporters whose broad role was appointed... 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


Insufferable parenthetical asides, ranked (The Hairpin)

18. (strictly for the mise-en-scene)

You are now entering the demented kingdom of William T. Vollmann (TNR)

“Franzen tells a hilarious story of being a young writer in New York, meeting Vollmann, becoming fast friends, and inaugurating a draft swap. A while later, they exchanged work. Franzen gave Vollmann a dozen chiseled pages. Vollmann gave Franzen an entire novel.”

39 pieces of advice for journalists and writers of color (BuzzFeed)

“Make yourself indispensable. Dispel any rumors, however quiet, that you are just there for a ‘quota’”

Bloggingheads

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

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