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“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

Couric, Toasted and Roasted

The dark, humorless days following the White House Correspondents' Association dinner are...challenging. No more genial hobnobbing. No more awkward small... More

Monkey in the Middle

Wonder of the Web #2,567: if you write something stupid in a small, local paper, that fact has a much... More

Cheney: NYT “Damn Sure Didn’t Serve…Safety Of Our People”

Just now from former VP Cheney's speech (think this will make it into any of the post-speech coverage/chatter?): Our government... More

Tapper Tweets Objections to Obama Speech

ABC News's Jake Tapper Twitters his objections to President Obama's "media" mentions* in his speech: second time POTUS bashes media... More

“Massive Foreign Press Presence…”

... awaiting former Vice President Cheney's speech at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C., according to Ana Marie Cox,... More

Obama WANTS YOU to comment on the Open Government Directive

A request for public comment on the Obama administration’s Open Government Directive has just been published in the Federal Register.... More

Professor: “Journalists Deserve Low Pay”

Journalists should not be paid well, argues Robert G. Picard, a professor of media economics at Sweden's Jonkoping University, for... More

Be Big in Somalia

Out-of-work cartoonists: want to draw for and about Somalia, being "humorous where possible" about such things as "persistent insecurity, natural... More

Colbert on Newspapers

Stephen Colbert weighed in on future of journalism right now, taking a side in the debate over the role of... More

There’s An App For…What?

Folio reports on iPhone applications developed thus far by magazines (often "monetized" by ads or corporate sponsorships). "In February, Lucky... More

Your Local TV News (Soon With More Snuggie Ads)

The Philadelphia Inquirer's TV critic, Jonathan Storm on how "local TV broadcasters, both in Philadelphia and across the country, [are]... More

“Is Anyone Okay?” Tweeting the Quake

Two accounts of how the Orange County Register newsroom used Twitter (handle: OCReggie) during the May 17th earthquake in Southern... More

“Controversy” and Candor On Cable

Heard earlier this morning on MSNBC, accompanying the headline: "TEEN BIRTH 'SHOCKER,' YouTube pulled graphic viral ad, but it is... More

From WaPo to HuffPo

"Will P.R. pros take the baton of investigative journalism?" wonders Tim Cavanaugh at Reason, arguing that such a baton-pass wouldn't... 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


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

Bloggingheads

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

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