Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Last Update: Tue 6:50 AM EST

The Kicker

Brown and the “Brave Blue Cardigan”

Like http://www.cjr.org/the_kicker/modo_on_the_shiny_slot_machine.php">MoDo before her, Tina Brown does not approve of Elizabeth Edwards's visit with Oprah last week ("the ghastly car... More

Extreme Makeover: NewsHour Edition

A team in need of a "livelier look?" Well, Bus driver: Move! That! Bus! because PBS's The NewsHour With Jim... More

NYT Launches Times Wire

After launching, just yesterday, its Times Reader 2.0--an update of the visually sectionalized version of its online newspaper--The New York... More

Unfortunate Typo of the Day

Ross Douthat's latest Times column--on the subject of, yes, the culture wars--features a small typo: a missing period in the... More

In Which ‘BriTunes’ Enters Our Lives

At first glance, BriTunes--the online-only music-interview series hosted by NBC News's Brian Williams--seems to be an elaborate, and rather masterful,... More

From the Annals of Irrelevancy

Exhibit 05092009, from The New York Times, a Sunday front-page profile of Margaret Chan, the director-general of the World Health... More

Kidding?

Heard in the halls of CJR: "This has to be self-parody, right?" This Washington Post piece (ok, "essay," by Sally... More

Where Was MSNBC’s Countdown Clock?

I thought I could count on MSNBC's on-screen count-down clock. Nine hours, thirty-six minutes and eleven seconds until The Unveiling... More

NYT “Has Rejected Raising Endowment…”

...still looking at underwriting content," according to one of many live-tweets from Jennifer 8. Lee from a New York Times... More

NYT Talks Like Montgomery Burns

The New York Times "is a citadel of retrotalk," according to the author of I Love It When You Talk... More

Before (And After) The Main Event

As Megan noted Friday, you can get plenty of Prom News here (headlines like: "Ludacris Looking Forward to His 2nd... More

Spacing Out

As Liz pointed out earlier this morning, Maureen Dowd's Star Trek-themed Times op-ed this weekend was...a doozy. And while, normally,... More

Dan Baum Twitters About His Ex, The New Yorker

Dan Baum, a staff writer for The New Yorker until he was fired in 2007, is now on a book... More

Dowd’s Other Idea For Saving Newspapers

Maureen Dowd's Solutions For Newspapers range from "why can't Google... just write us a big check for our stories" (... More

Roxana Saberi to be Released

Roxana Saberi, the Iranian-American journalist charged with spying for Washington and sentenced in Iran to an eight-year jail term, will... 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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