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FOIA’s New Ombudsman

The National Archives and Records Administration has just announced that Miriam Nisbet will be the first director of the Office... More

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

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

Journalists subpoenaed in ‘pink-slime’ suit - BPI wants emails from NYT’s Michael Moss, public-health lawyer Michele Simon, and others

Bloomberg struggles to break out of the box - Justin Smith’s ambitious digital transformation hits some bumps

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

Embedded with the Koch brothers - Hometown reporters get rare access to the media-shy oilmen, with mixed results


The 60-second interview: Marty Baron (Capital New York)

CAPITAL: I just noticed that the most-read story right now on your website is an aggregated piece about a Russian lizard sex station in space. BARON: [Laughs] Is that right?

Your iPhone can now make free encrypted calls (Wired)

The beginning of the end of burner phones?

The new face of Richard Norris (GQ)

“‘Richard?’ I say. ‘Richard?’ I shove his shoulder and nothing happens. He is dead. He is on my watch and he is dead. I hear gurgling. Breathing. He’s on my watch and he is not dead.”

How to be a decent entertainment reporter (Eric Danton)

“Here’s how not to suck at it: Don’t write like an entertainment reporter”

Bloggingheads

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

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