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“Regional and Foreign News Media” “Softer” Than WH Press Corps?

Politico offers readers what it calls a "peek inside the [Obama administration's PR] playbook," revealing that this particular White House... More

Didn’t Trust Cronkite?

Slate's Jack Shafer is collecting "reasons for Cronkitian distrust" to add to his own -- "He sailed. He was avuncular.... More

Headline of the Day?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/07/20/AR2009072002984.html">From the Washington Post: In Tokyo, a High-Pitched Whine Repels Teens, Attracts TV Crews (Is it really news that... More

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

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”

Bloggingheads

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

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