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On Michelle Obama’s Westminster Abbey Outfit

From the (London) Times: While Mrs. Obama is "correct" to wear her bright colors "stacked," and the colors themselves are... More

What? You Expected Intelligent Discussion Roses?

I'm not sure why any of this is news (what Dave Letterman said about Gov. Sarah Palin; what Palin said... More

Covering Abortion

At the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, Eyal Press, who wrote a book on the 1998 murder of Dr.... More

Saberi’s Advice For Lee and Ling

"Try to turn the challenges you are facing into opportunities...No one can hurt your soul," are among the bits of... More

Lede of the Day

Via Reuters (h/t James Downie of Foreign Policy's Passport blog): A man who tore the wig off a telegenic Taiwan... More

“Finally.” (As You Were)

Coverage of American Idol almost-winner Adam Lambert coming out in the upcoming issue of Rolling Stone: Is there a lede... More

Reilly Fingers Times Co. For Guild Vote

The Boston Phoenix's Adam Reilly finds it remarkable that the New York Times Co.'s contract proposal to the Boston Newspaper... More

WaPo on “Palin’s Appearance”

Is it just us (with LipstickOnAPigGate, WardrobeGate, and all still fresh in our heads) or do you, too, think that... More

Blogger Raising Money For Somali Reporter “Targeted For Assassination”

Two years ago, freelance war reporter and warisboring blogger David Axe wrote a piece for CJR about the dangers of... More

Bronstein: In “Obama-Press Dance… We’re The Girl”

Arguing that journalists have caught the vapors over President Obama and gone faint with their coverage, Phil Bronstein attempts at... More

A “Great Debate” on CNN

Andrew Sullivan was nearly as amused/satisfied by "Michael Ware's contempt for the corny CNN set-up" in the following recent "Great... More

NPR: “Hooking Up Is Becoming a Trend…”

..."among young people who have entered the workaday world." So reports NPR's Brenda Wilson today, at length (nearly nine minutes).... More

Poniewozik Ponders: “Who Pays For Journalism?”

From Time's TV critic, James Poniewozik (I, for one, appreciate when he shifts gears from the late night talk show... More

From Boy’s Lips To Murdoch’s Ears

Today in Desperately Seeking The Future of News-type coverage: The Guardian chats with a 13- year-old boy in the UK... More

New Editor-in-Chief “Appointed” For Abu Dhabi’s National

Per The Financial Times: The National newspaper, which is owned by the Abu Dhabi government, on Monday appointed a new... More

How Forbes got to $475 million - That’s what a Hong Kong investor has agreed to pay for a firm that two years ago had trouble paying its rent

Are female journalists up to the job of a Jill Abramson interview? - Reporters avoid unflattering discussion about her firing

How to check if that viral video is true - Journalists don’t always verify user-generated content, so readers need to learn how to verify what they see online

The Grand Dame of Florida reporting has retired twice, but she’s still causing trouble - A conversation with the Tampa Bay Times’ Lucy Morgan

Brick by brick - After years of shrinking ambition at The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos has the paper thinking global domination


Insufferable parenthetical asides, ranked (The Hairpin)

18. (strictly for the mise-en-scene)

You are now entering the demented kingdom of William T. Vollmann (TNR)

“Franzen tells a hilarious story of being a young writer in New York, meeting Vollmann, becoming fast friends, and inaugurating a draft swap. A while later, they exchanged work. Franzen gave Vollmann a dozen chiseled pages. Vollmann gave Franzen an entire novel.”

39 pieces of advice for journalists and writers of color (BuzzFeed)

“Make yourself indispensable. Dispel any rumors, however quiet, that you are just there for a ‘quota’”

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