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Gibbs: “No Formal Agenda Other Than Cold Beer”

The White House press secretary previewing the president's plans for his August Martha's Vineyard getaway? No. The White House press... More

The Space-Time Continuum Just Ruptured.

Behold, the moment has come. A cable commentator--in this case, Shep Smith--has finally managed to pronounce Sonia Sotomayor's name with... More

Health Care Reform “Not A Journalism-Friendly Story,” Part 2

Per PEJ, health care-related coverage filled one quarter of last week's newshole! Hold your applause. The fine print (emphasis mine):... More

“Sad Hillary” Coverage

Foreign Policy blogger Annie Lowrey describes "How stories about the Secretary of State end up as 'Sad Hillary' anecdrama." Writes... More

CRS sizes up the Future of Newspapers

Want to see what Congress is reading on the fate of the newspaper industry? Try Congressional Research Service report R40700:... More

Scooped by Seacrest! (TMZFail?)

Silverman... out! Ryan Seacrest, American Idol host, Twittered as much yesterday (referring to the NBC co-chairman and friend-of-Seacrest, Ben... More

The Birth Of Politico…

...as told by Glenn Greenwald, via Twitter, just now: One day, someone woke up and said: "let's create a perfect... More

What’s The Matter With NJ? NYT Asks, Answers (Kinda)

Given last week's news out of New Jersey -- that corruption scheme, per today's New York Times, "which involved three... More

Shep Smith: Newcasting is Not Complicated

The Boston Globe profiles Fox News anchor Shep Smith, who "describes himself as a newscaster," adding: “All we’re really supposed... More

Health Care Not Healthy For Ratings

Assorted people in journalism explain to Politico's Michael Calderone that health care reportage, in addition to being a challenge for... More

Today, it’s an Obama Gaffe

From Wikipedia: "A Kinsley gaffe or 'gaffe in Washington' in American politics is the term used for telling the truth... More

The Boy Breaking News Alert Who Cried Wolf

Dear New York Times: Do you really--really, in your heart of hearts--think that the following is an appropriate use of... More

Further Thoughts on Mr. Cellophane

Megan’s already made the most important points about that odd “White House Memo” in today’s New York Times, but just... More

Post Publishes a Reply to Palin

Phrases used in Barbara Boxer and John Kerry’s reply to Sarah Palin’s Washington Post op-ed on cap-and-trade that weren’t used... More

Troubled Times for Transit Agencies

Over at The Nation, Ben Adler takes a look at an economic story that probably hasn’t gotten the coverage it... More

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

Des Moines Register prepares for a ‘very stressful’ newsroom restructuring - Editor Amalie Nash speaks on turnover, transformation, and a virtual reality adventure

PBS pulls ads from Harper’s Magazine after critical essay - Piece argues public broadcaster has fallen under the sway of political influence and outside money

Should all journalists be on Twitter? - Reasons to take up or forgo the 140-character platform

The Tennessean is borrowing reporters from other Gannett papers - Music columnist Peter Cooper is latest journalist to part ways with Nashville paper


How one reporter copes inside the ‘Ebola bubble’ (BuzzFeed)

“Bring gloves to give nurses you meet at clinics, even if you’re there for a story. Get small change to give to the kids who have been out of school for months and are selling ground nuts for pitiful sums on the side of road. Hell, give them candy. Violate all the principles of ostensibly good aid stewardship, because the good stewardship of the developed world didn’t get help here in time, and now everyone is dying around you.”

Fake news sites using Facebook to spread Ebola panic (The Verge)

“These sites claim to be satirical but lack even incompetent attempts at anything resembling humor”

How Ben Bradlee dealt with flacks (Washington Post)

“I would like to be sure that you understand that we trust our editors’ news judgement and that we distrust yours”

Ben Bradlee, 93 (WaPo)

“From the moment he took over The Post newsroom in 1965, Mr. Bradlee sought to create an important newspaper that would go far beyond the traditional model of a metropolitan daily”

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