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“What a Torture It Must Be for Such Pretty People to Have to See Such Ugly Things”

Jon Stewart examines the extremists'* reaction to Obama's Cairo speech: *Fox News's The Daily Show With Jon StewartM - Th... More

Upcoming McSweeney’s Will Be “Beautiful, Luxurious” “Newspaper Prototype”

Dave Eggers, novelist and McSweeney's editor, tells SpliceToday's John Lingan (via mass email): Pretty soon, on the McSweeney’s website, we’ll... More

President Tunes Out TV Pundits

President Obama during last night's BriWi special (h/t, TVNewser): "I don't find most of the cable chatter persuasive." (Imagine if... More

A Police Chase Not Covered Live On Cable…

... but Twittered-- with siren! -- by Drudge. Dateline, Little Valley, NY: The driver of a horse and buggy led... More

From One “Ultimate Thinking Person” to Another

Newsweek's Jon Meacham (a.k.a, "The Utimate Thinking Person") has, for the first time in the magazine's history, brought on a... More

Talking Tiananmen “Tank Man”

At Lens, the New York Times's photo blog, four photojournalists recall covering Tiananmen Square in June 1989 (h/t, NiemanLab). Fearing... More

What Your Own Cable Channel’s For

Any guesses as to which NBC show has been referenced more often over the past 24 hours on MSNBC (if... More

Squirrelly Fox

If you had to guess on which cable news channel this morning I learned of the story about, in the... More

More Thoughts On Saving Newspapers…

...from the former and current editors of Vanity Fair. (And, coincidentally, both accounts involve London's The Daily Telegraph!) Tina Brown,... More

Today In CBS News: Ustream, PU

Per the New York Times: Seeking a younger audience more accustomed to watching the news on the Internet than on... More

You Say So-TO-mae-ohr…

I post the below Daily Show clip from last night for the footage of various TV news anchors and pundits... More

“The World’s Most Important Network”

Below, a compilation of news stories from 1987, when CNN moved its Atlanta headquarters from a red brick, white-columned "former... More

Your Shoe Leather Is Safe In Riyadh

Time's White House correspondent (and onetime CJR employee), Michael Scherer, shares the official U.S. State Department "instructions" for reporters... More

Well, Maureen Dowd’s “On Vacation…”

...so in her absence it fell to someone else at the New York Times to call President Obama out for... More

“Case Study of How the Echo Chamber of Washington Works…”

...NPR's description of Jeffrey Rosen's infamous "The Case Against Sotomayor" TNR article "blog entry" (h/t, Glenn Greenwald). Rosen won't be... More

Stop using ‘Brooklyn’ to mean hipster neighborhoods - Elite-oriented outlets typically only cover the borough’s most affluent, Manhattan-adjacent neighborhoods

The Reporters Committee is about to start suing people to help journalists - Katie Townsend joins the organization as its first litigation director

How a Nebraska newspaper kicked off a major prison sentencing scandal - The Omaha World-Herald found that hundreds of inmates were being released early

On media freedom, United Nations plays by its own rules - Months of international crises raises the stakes for reporting on the UN, but investigative journalists remain without a right to information

Keep calm and write a headline worth reading - Ease up on the exaggerations because someday you may need those explosive adjectives when a truly big story lands


Adviser of high school paper that refused to use ‘Redskins’ suspended (Student Press Law Center)

“Amid a months-long battle with administrators for editorial control … the Playwickian’s faculty adviser was suspended for two days this week”

Apple’s ‘warrant canary’ disappears (GigaOm)

Apple included language in its first Transparency Report to say that it had not been subject to a Section 215 Patriot Act request. That language is now gone.

Trend Piece (New Yorker)

Buzzword, buzzword, buzzword. Isn’t the buzzword on your mind now? Perhaps it is on other people’s minds? Read on or you’ll be clueless, dated, and without any friends in the world. Buzzword again!

This Is How Joanna Coles Changed Cosmo (Refinery29)

The British reporter-turned-editor has made good on her promises to bring politics to the magazine, win some very big-deal journalism awards, and secure the most interesting exclusive interviews

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

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