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Is CNN “Fading?”

CNN's prime time ratings are down, observes Politico's Michael Calderone. Some "staffers" are concerned. [Wh]ile being “nonpartisan” is something most... More

“The Worst Piece of Paper on the East Coast”

Ten songs about print journalism, per Paste -- because: "Once upon a time, being a newspaperman (or woman) was something... More

Photo of the Day

The photo below depicts a panel--"Make Media Matter"--convened yesterday at the Newseum, by the Independent Film Channel. The dialogue at... More

The Real World: White House

This is the true story... of several strangers... picked to work in the White House... and have their lives taped...... More

Twitter Threat Level: Red

Miami Herald columnist and journalism professor Edward Wasserman has a new piece up today exploring The Dangers of Twitter. But:... More

Citizen Journalism? There’s an App for That

UK news outlet Sky News launches an iPhone app that includes an interface enabling citizen journalism--"simply fill out your location... More

Because It’s Friday

Here's chanteuse Jill Sobule serenading Rupert Murdoch at a recent conference: More

Stuff Journalists Like

Hot (or, uh, lukewarm) on the heels of the blink-and-you'll-miss-it Internet meme known as Stuff White People Like, two Colorado-based... More

My Buddy Personalized Newsletter and Me…

Next week, for the first time, the MediaNews Group will begin printing personalized newsletters to be distributed to consumers' homes.... More

Giving and Receiving, Press Corps Giggles Edition

Robert Gibbs doesn't merely evoke chuckles among the White House press corps (an average of ten a day, if we're... More

Reporters “Waiting for Weezy?”

Via HuffPo: Wanda Sykes made fun of the media skirting the race issue when talking about Michelle Obama during an... More

ABC News Denied Access to Senatorial Spin Class?

A tweet just now from ABC News's Jake Tapper: Congress denied ABC News' request to film the House/Senate gyms that... More

Getting Giddy With Gibbs

If you watch the White House press briefings with any regularity, chances are you've noticed (and, in my case, been... More

Prepare to Pay?

From The Atlantic's James Warren: Shhhh. Newspaper publishers are quietly holding a very, very important conclave today. Will you soon... More

So Far.” NYT Mag’s Bill Clinton Profile

It's not until some 1,300 words in to Peter Baker's several-thousand-word profile of Bill Clinton in this coming Sunday's New... 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


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”

On the ground in Aleppo (Syria Deeply)

Francesca Borri on reporting from a razed city

Bloggingheads

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

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