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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

Stop using ‘Brooklyn’ to mean hipster neighborhoods - Elite-oriented outlets typically only cover the borough’s most affluent, Manhattan-adjacent neighborhoods

The Reporters Committee is about to start suing people to help journalists - Katie Townsend joins the organization as its first litigation director

How a Nebraska newspaper kicked off a major prison sentencing scandal - The Omaha World-Herald found that hundreds of inmates were being released early

On media freedom, United Nations plays by its own rules - Months of international crises raises the stakes for reporting on the UN, but investigative journalists remain without a right to information

Keep calm and write a headline worth reading - Ease up on the exaggerations because someday you may need those explosive adjectives when a truly big story lands


Adviser of high school paper that refused to use ‘Redskins’ suspended (Student Press Law Center)

“Amid a months-long battle with administrators for editorial control … the Playwickian’s faculty adviser was suspended for two days this week”

Apple’s ‘warrant canary’ disappears (GigaOm)

Apple included language in its first Transparency Report to say that it had not been subject to a Section 215 Patriot Act request. That language is now gone.

Trend Piece (New Yorker)

Buzzword, buzzword, buzzword. Isn’t the buzzword on your mind now? Perhaps it is on other people’s minds? Read on or you’ll be clueless, dated, and without any friends in the world. Buzzword again!

This Is How Joanna Coles Changed Cosmo (Refinery29)

The British reporter-turned-editor has made good on her promises to bring politics to the magazine, win some very big-deal journalism awards, and secure the most interesting exclusive interviews

Bloggingheads

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

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