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President: We Won’t “Pull the Plug On Grandma”

Best? Most eye-catching-est? chyron thus far during the president's health care town hall in Portsmouth, NH, on MSNBC just now:... More

You Had A Bad (Hair) Day, Tabloids Edition

Megan noted earlier Andrea Mitchell's take on "what insiders are saying" about Sec. of State Clinton's annoyed "I'm the Secretary... More

The Missing Link — How Not to Launch a Web Site

File this one under: Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks. Yesterday, the Chicago Tribune officially launched its ChicagoNow.com site, which brings... More

No, ABC News, This Isn’t “The Way to Reform Health Care”

ABC News's constructive contribution to health care reportage this morning on Good Morning America, above the unintentionally(?) maddening chyron "THE... More

Andrea Mitchell Attributes Clinton’s “Lost in Translation” Response to a “Bad Hair Day”

So Hillary Clinton displayed a rare show of public anger yesterday during a town hall in Kinshasa, Congo--after a university... More

On the Etymology of ‘Dogwasher’

Elizabeth Rubin’s long, detailed New York Times Magazine article about Hamid Karzai, the president of Afghanistan, mentions in passing that... More

Media: You’ve Got Kurtz’s Go-Ahead to Pronounce Palin “Wrong”

From Howard Kurtz's Q&A today at washingtonpost.com: Portland, Ore.: Is there a point when the media should simply say a... More

Froomkin’s First Huffington Post

Dan Froomkin has officially started his tenure as Washington bureau chief for The Huffington Post, and he has now published... More

O’Reilly ❤s Obama, but Not his Parents

Based on the evidence of his peculiar backhanded mash note to the president, published yesterday in Parade, it seems that... More

About Today’s NYT A-1 Trend Story…

... the one about how "people are increasingly waking up and lunging for cellphones and laptops, sometimes even before swinging... More

You Should See His Classical Music Reviews…

From the Bizarrely Incongruous Ledes Department, here's how Washington Post reporter Steve Yanda leads his recap of yesterday's Nationals/Diamondbacks game... More

Message Received? Advertisers (and Air Force) Turn to Twitter

Today in Twitter news: The New York Times Bits blog http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/08/10/tweeting-for-dollars/?scp=1&sq=twitter%20izea&st=cse ">reports on one marketing company's introduction of "'Sponsored Tweets,'... More

“The New Equivalent of a Full-Page Newspaper Ad?”

According to Nieman Lab (citing the following specifics from an LA Times profile of Hollywood gossip blogger Perez Hilton), it... More

In the Globe’s Crystal Ball? Paid Content

The management of the Boston Globe has informed its union bosses that the paper will soon begin charging for its... More

Ben Stein’s Money

Call it* "VOOdoo economics." Ben Stein, who has employed the peculiar mixture of his Ivy-educated intellect and verging-on-Godfreyesque voice to... More

Apple can’t hide from a 20-year-old reporter - The University of Michigan student gets behind the tech titan’s newest products

Al Jazeera America struggles to get off the margins - A quality-first strategy faces huge hurdles

Finding James Foley - This 2013 story takes a look at GlobalPost’s search for the photojournalist

Gannett cribs from Advance Publications playbook for struggling newspapers - Staff compete for fewer jobs; ‘readers become the assignment editor’

Cop corruption probe sparks newspaper feud - A spiked story is at the center of a bitter fight between Philadelphia’s two dailies


The impact of watching executions (PSmag)

“[E]xecutions, even for people who support capital punishment, and even when the criminals being put to death evoke little personal sympathy because of the nature of their crimes, take a toll on witnesses”

Times of India demands employee social media passwords (Quartz)

The company will possess log-in information and will be free to post any material to the account without journalists’ knowledge

Reconnecting with a story source, 17 years later (Hartford Courant)

“People who say reporters exploit people? You are right, we do. We parachute into people’s lives, sidle up, convince them that we care — and then disengage when the story is over. But that doesn’t mean we don’t connect, in a genuine way.”

The McDonald’s in Ferguson (LAT)

“Lately, the restaurant has taken on the appearance of a battered frontier outpost”

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