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Kristof Suggests “‘Student Driver’ Sign” On Some Kristof Columns

Columnist Nicholas Kristof is doing the "Talk to the [New York] Times" reader Q&A this week. One reader asks why... More

Last Week’s Network News: 30% Jackson Coverage

From the latest PEJ study of news coverage for the week of June 29-July 5: The Jackson story filled 30%... More

Get Caught Up on the “Uighur Sitch”

After you read Greg's post on the situation in western China, here's more background info (recommended via Twitter by Rachel... More

Vatican Radio, Powered by Enel…

The BBC reports that "Vatican Radio, the voice of the Roman Catholic Church, is starting to air advertisements for the... More

Share Your Jackson Coverage Highlights (Lowlights) Here!

As I flip between cable news stations, I've decided to start a list of Very Special Snippets From Today's Michael... More

“Hearse, La Toya Visit Cemetery…”

Thank you, CNN news ticker. CNN's Don Lemon: "I've covered a lot of events and I've never seen this much... More

Inside Atlantic Media’s “Unique, Content-Rich” Dinner Events

Zachary Roth of TPM Muckraker advances the ball on the WaPo “salon” story today, noting that Atlantic Media has been... More

Anniston Star’s Bad Wrap (Might Mug Shots Save Journalism?)

The front page of last Monday's issue of The Anniston (Alabama) Star was particularly, um, arresting. Have a look: Ten... More

Talking Point$ Memo

TPM is getting its first outside funding: an injection of between $500,000 and $1 million that comes courtesy of ur-entrepreneur... More

Palin’s Hidden Emails

There’s still considerable interest in Sarah Palin’s foreshortened term as Governor of Alaska, interest that will certainly increase should she... More

Mediaite Launches (Loads…)

Maybe this --Michael Calderone's description of Mediate.com Mediaite.com, the media-centric site founded by Dan Abrams and launched today -- helps... More

Gibbs: “I Seem to Have Forgotten My Amex”

Guess what came up at today's White House press briefing? Here's a clue: "Was anyone from the White House invited... More

The Tweetest Taboo

So the powers that tweet--Biz Stone, Ev Williams, et al--have applied to trademark one of their contributions to mass culture.... More

Washington Post All Access Fire Sale!

So what are we calling this thing, FlierGate? WhineAndDineGate? SpiritedYesConfrontationalNoGate? Regardless, behold the affair's inevitable--and quite funny--parody: More

More on WaPo Salon Deal

Andy Alexander, ombudsman for the Post, has now weighed in on the “salon” scandal. His post provides some news about... More

Q&A: An Apple critic with plenty to say - John Siracusa’s legendary - and lengthy - Apple reviews reach their 15th year

Why one editor won’t run any more op-eds by the Heritage Foundation’s top economist - A reply to Paul Krugman on state taxes and job growth made some incorrect claims

4 topics John Oliver explained more clearly than television news - The political satirist brings explainer comedy to HBO viewers

Michael Brown shooting and the crimes journalists choose as newsworthy - Examining why black suspects are covered at a greater proportion than they commit crimes

GOP-backed fake news sites target Dems in congressional races - - Unlike The Onion and other satire sites, the goal is to fool voters, not make them laugh


New WaPo publisher (WaPo)

The departure of Katharine Weymouth ends eight decades of Graham family leadership

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.”

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