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Froomkin Is The New Nipples?

The HuffPo's Arianna Huffington http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/13/business/media/13froomkin.html?_r=2">told the New York Times yesterday she "has no doubt that Dan [Froomkin, former washingtonpost.com columnist,... More

Transparency Questions for Sotomayor

Senator Patrick Leahy, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, promised in his Sonia Sotomayor hearing opening statement that the committee... More

“Nerd Super Bowl” (Again)

It's all pundits on deck for the The Sotomayor Show today on cable news! To Jeffrey Toobin, one of many... More

Huffington Post, community newspaper

The media sure is fascinated by Arianna Huffington and her eponymous Web publication. The latest installment, a Michael Calderone story... More

Feedback we can do without

Piggybacking off Megan’s earlier post, that PEJ report shows that, spurred on by passage of climate change legislation in the... More

Hacks versus Flacks, Guitar Hero Edition

Because, obviously, the best navigation of a traditionally fraught relationship is to be found within the awesomeness that is "Free... More

Bill Keller doesn’t ❤ Jon Stewart

Turns out New York Times Executive Editor Bill Keller didn’t much enjoy the treatment he and his paper received at... More

Sonia Agonistes

There has been, in most of the media treatments of Sonia Sotomayor and the life she's lead up to her... More

One Small Step for a Google Image…

...one giant leap for Googlekind. Google Image has updated its image search function so that, now, you can filter your... More

“Nails Never Fails”

News of baseball player-turned-business mogul Lenny “Nails” Dykstra’s troubles–he filed for bankruptcy protection in California earlier this week–may have come... More

The Short, Happy Life of the UK Walkman Kid

The Project for Excellence in journalism has, this week, a particularly telling comparison of the main stories of the past... More

“Admiral Obama dithers on the poop deck”

You will be disappointed, though probably none too surprised, to discover that the nautical metaphor at play in the above-titled... More

[Insert Sir-Mix-a-Lot Lyric Here]

It has arrived: Matt Drudge's Day of Joy! One can almost picture The Fedora-ed One squealing in delight upon featuring... More

Sotomayor and Open Courts

Noted First Amendment lawyer Floyd Abrams has an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal today recounting two cases he tried... More

AP, Micro Machine

Move over, micropayments; step aside, microblogging. The latest piece of journalism to be downsized is...formatting itself. Today, the AP unveiled... 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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Greg Marx discusses democracy and news with Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute

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