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GlobalPost Reporter On His Weeks in Iran’s Evin Prison

GlobalPost correspondent Iason Athanasiadis, while reporting on the demonstrations in Tehran, was arrested and held in Evin jail for three... More

CNN’s Rick Sanchez “Take[s] the Conversation Outside the Beltway…”

... to the South Florida kitchen of his mom's house to, "with some trepidation," ask his mom, Adela Fernanndez, "the... More

Washington’s Newest “Escort Service”

Add another page to the saga of the salons. Ken Silverstein has a post pointing out two events Politico has... More

“For She’s a Jolly Good Journalist”

The Washington Post's Jacqueline L. Salmon today profiles Randall Terry, onetime head of Operation Rescue, who "is trying to build... More

Disagreement on Palin’s piece

The liberal blogosphere was pretty much unanimous in its derision for Sarah Palin’s op-ed on cap-and-trade in yesterday’s edition of... More

Obama to Costas: “Is This Hannity?”

Before President Obama threw out the first pitch at the MLB All-Star Game last night, MLB Network's Bob Costas got... More

More From The State: Tapper, Jenkins Woo Sanford

How's the sausage made? More details today from The State: "Media jostled for access to Sanford:" The media e-mails also... More

The State: Media Outlets Offered to Spin Sanford Story

The (South Carolina) State, via open records laws, late yesterday received "nearly 600 pages of documents — e-mails and phone... More

Fox News: Scratch That; Reverse It.

On Fox News a few minutes ago, anchor Bret Baier described the "interruptions" during yesterday's Sotomayor hearings as "about abortion,... More

When’s a “Stare” a “Glare?”

Was Sonia Sotomayor "glaring" (as in, per Merriam Webster, staring angrily or fiercely or expressing hostility by staring angrily) throughout... More

“Is This Supposed To Be Journalism?”

Per the New York Times, NBC News's show The Wanted (a.k.a. To Catch A Terrorist/War Criminal) -- the one that... More

OMG, Teens Are SO Over Twitter!

“Teenagers do not use Twitter,” declares Matthew Robson, teenage market analyst and sudden media guru. Pause for collective gasp. Everyone... More

Don’t Judge A Protester (Or a Pundit) By His Hair

Twitter. I was just about to post about what Glenn Greenwald Twittered that someone else (Toure!) Twittered that Chris Matthews... More

Palin Was Just Neck Candy. And, “Whatever,” Weymouth

Richard L. Connor, CEO of Wilkes-Barre Publishing and MaineToday Media, is not the only opinionated newspaperman to weigh in disapprovingly... More

Meacham: “[Maziar Bahari] Was Doing His Job”

In today's Washington Post, Newsweek editor Jon Meacham writes in support of Maziar Bahari, the Newsweek reporter who was taken... More

Hey millionaire tech bros: Have patience with the editorial process - Chris Hughes probably wanted to enable great journalism at first. Then the dust settled and before you know it, he’s shaking everything up again

Serial creators don’t know what will happen to Adnan Syed - New developments in his legal case suggest that the outcome is wide open

Price hike at UC Berkeley’s journalism school - Governing body approves additional fee of $7,500 starting 2016

Will Denver really have a newspaper war? - As a billionaire floats reviving the Rocky Mountain News, The Denver Post might buckle its chin strap

FOIA reform dies while the press looked the other way - RIP Improvement Act of 2014


The traffic lure of outrage (Slate)

“I didn’t become a journalist to peddle indignation on Facebook. But it sells—the page views don’t lie.”

NBC news producer’s sons were in the besieged school in Peshawar (NBCnews.com)

“I remained silent and didn’t know what to say — I know how such attacks on schools usually end”

Hero mom calls into CSPAN to berate her arguing pundit sons (WaPo)

“This was not planned. She called in on the normal line.”

Dick Cheney doesn’t want to call it torture but the media doesn’t have to follow (Vox)

“People deserve to know that the American government (proudly!) did things that in any other context are called torture”

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