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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

Twitter and the Fonz

In which a celeb-stuffed Twitter jumps the Fail Whale: More

Prom! OMG, Prom!!!!!!

So this is the weekend in which the proud watchdogs of American democracy, the reporters whose broad role was appointed... More

They’ve Got All Their Lives to Live, They’ve Got All Their Love to Give…

The current season of Survivor: American Newspapers has been, put mildly, a doozy. Compared to past seasons, the outback has... More

“I’ve Had Their Flan, and It’s Silkier than a Mermaid’s Hair on Prom Night”

So up until yesterday, the only thing remotely redeeming about the ridiculous teapot-tempest that is SpicyMustardGate was the rare opportunity... More

The ethics of The Guardian’s Whisper bombshell - It would have been a journalistic lapse not to have told readers

Gawker: The internet bully - Nick Denton’s media empire is an intellectual online fraternity that invites people to their parties only to make them buy the booze

The Washington Post short-sells a reporter’s integrity - Steven Pearlstein smears TheStreet’s Adam Feuerstein for criticizing a biotech firm

Former Sun-Times staffers react to top reporter’s resignation - “Whereas we don’t have all the answers, we have way too many questions about what happened here”

Stop trolling your readers - We know you’re only doing it for clicks


Which news org is the most trusted? (Pew)

The answer is complicated

‘My Captivity’ (NYT Mag)

An American journalist on his two-year kidnapping in Syria

FBI faked an AP story, in Seattle Times style, to catch a suspect (Seattle Times)

“‘We are outraged that the FBI, with the apparent assistance of the US Attorney’s Office, misappropriated the name of The Seattle Times to secretly install spyware on the computer of a crime suspect,’ said Seattle Times Editor Kathy Best”

How one reporter copes inside the ‘Ebola bubble’ (BuzzFeed)

“Bring gloves to give nurses you meet at clinics, even if you’re there for a story. Get small change to give to the kids who have been out of school for months and are selling ground nuts for pitiful sums on the side of road. Hell, give them candy. Violate all the principles of ostensibly good aid stewardship, because the good stewardship of the developed world didn’t get help here in time, and now everyone is dying around you.”

Bloggingheads

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

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