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Matthews Sees “A Campaign”

On MSNBC Chris Matthews has been excitedly characterizing this morning's official Sonia Sotomayor Supreme Court nomination announcement as the start... More

MSNBC Quotes “Unnamed Former Clarence Thomas Clerk…”

...and so it begins, writes HuffPo's Jason Linkins in "How the Media Will Smear Sotomayor." More

An Actual WSJ Article

As a co-worker said just now: you gotta hand it to The Wall Street Journal for their dogged pursuit of... More

The Times’s Lips, Wikipedia’s Ears

The New York Times home page just announced, literally one minute ago, that Obama has chosen Sonia Sotomayor as his... More

Hoyt: On Rules and Internet Rough-Ups

In Sunday's New York Times, public editor Clark Hoyt touched on some recent situations involving some of the paper's big... More

Twelve Columns

Alexander Shaw, who spearheaded the redesign of Talking Points Memo's home page, describes the logic behind TPM's new look. More

Photo of the Day

The photo below comes courtesy of The New York Times's write-up of yesterday's so-called Dueling Speeches!™. It depicts the crowd... More

Hot Hot Heat

The day has finally come: sriracha chili sauce, that piquant Nectar of the Gods--aka Tuong Ot Sriracha (or, per its... More

“Notables” at the Chronicle

The San Francisco Chronicle has been asking some of "the local notables that make the Bay Area what it is"... More

McClatchy Fact-Checks Cheney

McClatchy—one of the few major news outlets that demonstrated skepticism about now-discredited intelligence reports during the run-up to the Iraq... More

A Story About Poor People!

Kudos to DeNeen Brown and The Washington Post for this piece in Monday's paper on the hidden costs of poverty.... More

Boxer Rebellion

It's rare that heartwarming stories come out of the war zone in Afghanistan. But serendipity, and a quick-reacting AP photographer... More

Jilted, Not Wilted

Behold, JiltedJournalists.com: a site run by laid-off journalists, for laid-off journalists (motto: "We refuse to let our story end. --30--").... More

Larry King: “I Am Unfeared…I Am Brave and Forceful”

One more nugget from Stewart: Larry King delivers what surely must be one of the most awkward--and oddly delightful--interviews in... More

“Conflict, Easily Juxtaposed!”

Jon Stewart takes on the Massive, Dramatic, and Juicily Conflict-Laden Smackdown between Barack "the Prez" Obama and Dick "9/11 needs... 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


A First Look update (First Look Media)

“[R]ather than immediately launching a large collection of digital ‘magazines’ based on strong, expert journalists with their own followings, as we imagined earlier, we’ll begin by building out the two we’ve started and then explore adding new ones as we learn”

The White House deploys minders to interviews all the time (WaPo)

“Almost every officially sanctioned exchange between reporters and the proverbial ‘senior administration officials’ is conducted in the presence of a press staffer”

The down-and-dirty history of TMZ (BuzzFeed)

“TMZ’s real engine — what defines its mission, what legitimizes it and sets it apart — is a unique and controversial mix of scandal mongering and investigative journalism”

The 10 worst New Yorker longreads (Gawker)

“[A]pparently [Adam] Gopnik did not know you could bake fancy breads from France and other cultures. So he got his mom to teach him how to bake them. A fine anecdote, maybe, to tell a friend or a therapist. But in this case he wrote about it for the New Yorker, a magazine.”

Bloggingheads

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

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