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Draper on the NYTM Profile Heard ‘Round the World

Robert Draper, in an interview with WWD, answers the Big Question most people had after reading his revealing profile of... More

Kristol: “It’s Not a Psychodrama, It’s Just an Election”

Bill Kristol guested on The Daily Show last night, giving way to a lively and rather fascinating exchange. The conversation's... More

But Wait! There’s More!

What we missed in assessing the Obama infomercial

Hi, I'm Troy McClure. You may remember me from such ads as "What If," "Plan for Change," and "Our Moment... More

Columnista! The Story of an Op-Ed

A theory of the genesis of Wednesday’s MoDo column

We don’t mean to keep poking fun at Maureen Dowd's writing—we appreciate her creativity, and everything—but sometimes we find ourselves... More

And the “Cheeky Headline of the Day” Award Goes to…

...The New York Times! For the below no-it's-not-a-typo little gem, currently gracing the paper's homepage: More

Michelle-O Is Not Jackie-O

Enough with the clotheshorse talk, please

Hey, did you hear? Michelle Obama shops at J. Crew! And online, too! And she pays for her own clothes!... More

Poll Dancing

Analyses of an Obama presidency: too soon!

The cover of this week's New York magazine features a black and white photo of Barack Obama Looking Presidential,... More

Chris Matthews, One-Man Vice Squad

Dear Chris Matthews: I appreciate that you've been emboldened in your interviewing tactics after your expert cajoling coaxed Michele Bachman... More

It’s Funny Because It’s Insulting to Everyone!

At first, you don't think she's going to go there. Sure, it seems like she might, you think to yourself.... More

So You Wanna: Spend $150,000 at Saks

Having been on the receiving end of an article assignment that's either a dream come true or a horrific nightmare,... More

And the “Melodrama Among the Media” Award Goes to…

...Bloomberg's Margaret Carlson! Here's the winning performance, rendered while Carlson discussed campaigns' conclusions with Keith Olbermann on Countdown last night:... More

This Just In, from “The Last Thing the McCain Campaign Needed” Department…

Here's pretty much the last thing John McCain--who just today was excoriated by the Times for "running a campaign on... More

The Most Im-pore-tant Post of the Day

Okay, here's a question I know is trivial and superficial but that I'm going to throw out there anyway because... More

Obama Gets the Sign of the Times

So, in a totally shocking and unforeseen move, the The New York Times has endorsed Barack Obama. Here's the meat... More

“One Part Practiced Folksy, One Part Sassy, and a Little Dash of High School Bitchy”

In this final-days-of-Campaign-2008 silly season, three rumors--each of them as-yet-unproven--have emerged: 1. Sarah Palin has begun running against John McCain... More

Virginian-Pilot journalists: Corporate management pressure is stifling coverage - “Lovers of journalism in this newsroom are pissed. It’s bad.”

Paper files public records request—and city’s response is a lawsuit - Local officials argue Montana courts should strike balance between privacy and disclosure

BBC Pop-Up reports from small town America - A small team is traveling across the United States for six months in hopes of finding underreported local stories

What game design can do for journalism - Three newly selected fellows at American University talk about the medium’s future

Timeline, an app based on ‘the history of…’ - But chronology doesn’t reveal everything


Photojournalism while pregnant (NYT Mag)

“Momentarily forgetting I was pregnant, I jockeyed for a position close enough to capture the initial moments of euphoria, hurling myself into the mix of hundreds of frenzied relatives. As the weight of men started to close in on me, I realized how vulnerable I was and started to panic.”

We should all step back from security journalism (Medium)

“It should be made clear, in law, that the tasks security reseachers do to make the net more secure and journalists do to understand and contextualize the truth for the public are not crimes”

Trust In Business And Media Is Declining, But People Have Faith In Search Engines (Buzzfeed)

People have become less trusting of major institutions, according to the annual Edelman Trust Barometer. And large majorities doubt that businesses want to make the world a better place.

With New Charlie Hebdo Cover, News Value Should Have Prevailed (NYT)

Public editor Margaret Sullivan on why the paper should have published the images.

Bloggingheads

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

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