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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

What Obama White House “Feels Like”

A reader's question from today's chat with Ana Marie Cox and Tucker Carlson at washingtonpost.com: Q: Ana, you see this... More

Innovation Recommendation: OTM on Seattle’s New Media Landscape

If you missed On The Media this weekend, don't miss its "The Inheritance of Loss" segment--in which Brooke Gladstone explores... More

Why won’t journalists ask Bill Cosby the tough questions? - Sexual assault charges are hardly ever mentioned to the TV star

Knoxville’s alt-weekly wasn’t losing money. It got shut down anyway - Scripps pulls the plug on Metro Pulse in favor of an entertainment supplement for the local daily

Chuck Todd’s Obama book says more about the author than it does about the president - ‘The Stranger’ underscores a broader problem with the way we cover politics

Beware labeling Pope Francis a liberal - Political boxes like liberal/conservative and evolutionist/creationist miss his real significance

The Virginian-Pilot produces a breakthrough investigation amid layoffs - Reporter John Holland discusses how the story came together, newsroom cutbacks, and colleagues who cover for each other


Which media outlets use ‘illegal immigrant’? (Fusion)

“[I]n spite of all the good reasons not to use the phrase, it is still very easy to find in the US press, even in headlines”

Jack Shafer on losing his job (Capital New York)

“Right now, my immediate plan is to go to work as a lay therapist at The Intercept to bring the healing there so John Cook and Matt Taibbi can return. I have great interpersonal skills.”

On outlets that continue to call unknown drone victims ‘militants’ (The Intercept)

“Like the US drone program itself, this deceitful media practice continues unabated”

UNITY’s convention is no more (All Digitocracy)

“The organization’s board of directors decided that UNITY will no longer host the quadrennial conferences for which it had become known”

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