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Does This Question Make My Butt Look Big Interview Look Small?

Katie Couric (or tweet assistant) via Twitter yesterday: I've been granted an exclusive interview with Pres. Obama tomorrow. Working on... More

Science Clichés: Steer Clear

Cheers to the Knight Science Journalism Tracker for picking up a snarky post at Wired titled, “5 Atrocious Science Clichés... More

It’s On at Slate

Michael Kinsley announces a "highly unscientific experiment " at Slate to determine "who's better informed, newspaper readers or Web surfers?"... More

“Don’t Jump Off-the-Record”

Washington Post ombud Andrew Alexander reports that BNA (Bureau of National Affairs, Inc.), "which produces an array of print and... More

Let’s Give ‘Em Something to (Continue to) “Talk About”

On Mediaite's front page right now: Will The Right Make This Obama’s “Wise Latina” Moment? One line of the President’s... More

Wired’s Media Pyramid (“News” Still Broccoli)

This must explain something about us (obesity? stupidity?) Wired illustrates a balanced "media diet:" "entertainment" is the "whole grains" or... More

Awkward Spitzer Moment on MSNBC

MSNBC's Carlos Watson was joined this morning by guest-co-host (and former New York Governor) Eliot Spitzer. Guest co-hosting a news... More

Meet The Press (And Hair)

One day, Politico has you "enjoying a gravitas boost" from your "prematurely salt-and-pepper mane," and then they turn around and... More

CBS News Retires To Keep Using Cronkite’s Voice-Over

Viewers of the CBS Evening News heard Walter Cronkite's voice-over for final time Friday night. The network opted to retire... More

Sanford’s Sorry State Column

Gov. Mark Sanford of South Carolina apologizes and seeks forgiveness via guest column in Sunday's The State. In part: It’s... More

Still More on Sotomayor

I know from anecdotal experience that my views about the value of the Senate hearings on Sonia Sotomayor’s Supreme Court... More

Cost Control, Back in the News

In the wake of Atul Gawande’s much-discussed article in the June 1 New Yorker—in which he argued that a key... More

Buggin’ Out in Baltimore

I have a longstanding fascination with mattresses, bedbugs, night terrors, and other such factors that can confer or deny a... More

The Huffington Post as Moral Compass?

The Huffington Post is-thus far-a success story for the hybrid news model of voluntary contribution mixed with professional journalism. Well,... More

Lobbyists Slimy; No One Too Surprised

Two weeks after Mike Allen broke the story of The Washington Post’s planned “salons,” he’s back today with another tale... More

Why Obama’s statement on reporters’ arrests in Ferguson is hypocritical - The president defends reporters in Ferguson, but demands compliance from James Risen

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

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’

First Look runs headlong into journalism’s two big problems - Growing pains at the Omidyar/Greenwald venture


The McDonald’s in Ferguson (LAT)

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

Tour guide wars at a Paris cemetery (WSJ)

“Because dead men tell no tales, visitors to Père Lachaise cemetery lend their ears to Bertrand Beyern”

Last call (Medium)

“The death of newspapers is sad, but the threatened loss of journalistic talent is catastrophic. If that’s you, it’s time to learn something outside the production routine of your current job.”

Maureen Dowd on James Risen (NYT)

“Risen may be trapped in Ibsen, but Obama is channeling Orwell”

Bloggingheads

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

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