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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

So a Horse Walks into a (Stimulus Progress) Bar…

The Knight Foundation's blog has a great rundown of the early findings of the Stimulus Progress Bar, ProPublica's new tracker... More

The AP Registry: How It Will (and Won’t) Work

Poynter contributor Megan Taylor has a helpful and clear-headed breakdown. More

Globe-al Warming

It's official: the Times Company has put the Boston Globe up for sale. More

It’s Meant to be Seabiscuit, After All

Over at Politico, Michael Calderone has a post up noting that Washington Post TV critic Lisa de Moraes’s piece on... More

Vlad’s Vacay: Virile, Viral

It's not just cable. The international media, say what else you will about their commitment to covering the intricacies of... More

Target: Twitter

Unable to access Twitter this morning? This is why. More

Note to Dylan Ratigan: Don’t Piss Off Jonathan Capehart’s Mom

So: Bagelgate. In which an impish producer, during a recent episode of Dylan Ratigan's Morning Meeting, filmed the preternaturally-composed-and-always-immaculately-garbed Jonathan... More

CNN Grade Grubs

Still recovering from coverage of Obama's First 100 Days? Brace yourself. It's time for the media to assess Obama's Second... More

Not All “Media Workers” Can Do That

Time Out New York's Matt Schneiderman suggests five lines of work unemployed journalists might pursue -- publicist, editorial strategist, project... More

That “Stirring Scene” on the Burbank Tarmac…

...No, not this one, you Beltway rube: This one: Per the New York Times's Adam Nagourney: It was a stirring... More

Not Everything “Happening Now” is News

Via County Fair: (Though President Obama might want to keep this in mind when he heads off to the Vineyard... More

The Puppetry of the President

From a particularly animated bit of President Obama's speech in Elkhart, Indiana earlier today (emphasis mine): ...energy and innovation, health... More

As The Media Circles Speculate (Weekdays, 4pm, Only On…)

Last week, I linked to Annie Lowrey's observation on Foreign Policy's Passport blog of "How [News] Stories About the Secretary... More

Better Late Than Never, Washington Post Edition

There’s no time stamp to indicate when it went up, but The Washington Post has now officially acknowledged that it... More

The ethics of The Guardian’s Whisper bombshell - It would have been a journalistic lapse not to have told readers

Gawker: The internet bully - Nick Denton’s media empire is an intellectual online fraternity that invites people to their parties only to make them buy the booze

The Washington Post short-sells a reporter’s integrity - Steven Pearlstein smears TheStreet’s Adam Feuerstein for criticizing a biotech firm

Former Sun-Times staffers react to top reporter’s resignation - “Whereas we don’t have all the answers, we have way too many questions about what happened here”

Stop trolling your readers - We know you’re only doing it for clicks


John Oliver video sweepstakes (The Awl)

“We may update this list next week to reflect Facebook shares gathered by The Awl as the result of this post, which is ultimately an elaborate excuse to embed a John Oliver video on our website”

Which news org is the most trusted? (Pew)

The answer is complicated

‘My Captivity’ (NYT Mag)

An American journalist on his two-year kidnapping in Syria

FBI faked an AP story, in Seattle Times style, to catch a suspect (Seattle Times)

“‘We are outraged that the FBI, with the apparent assistance of the US Attorney’s Office, misappropriated the name of The Seattle Times to secretly install spyware on the computer of a crime suspect,’ said Seattle Times Editor Kathy Best”

Bloggingheads

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

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