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“Journalistic Ambien…”

... is Jack Shafer's assessment of Cokie Roberts's regular Monday NPR Morning Edition"analysis" segments. "Roberts doesn't just voice the conventional... More

Because it’s Friday

Here's a pretty astounding "debate" between Fox Business host Stuart Varney and Robert Frank, an economist who had the temerity... More

Two-Hour Teaser

Cable news is infuriating in its tendency to tantalize and tease viewers by hinting at a juicy story right before... More

Phew! Justice drops the AIPAC case

No matter what you might think of the policies AIPAC espouses, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the Washington Post’s... More

Not a Bad Month

As an aside to the Souter news, a big tip of the hat to NPR’s Nina Totenberg for having the... More

Ninth Man Out

The big news that Supreme Court Justice David Souter will be stepping down from the court puts a big item... More

Double Whammy

What's worse than losing your job? Getting let go over the phone. Here's what RealClearSport is reporting: Due to the... More

CPJ’s 10 Worst Countries To Be a Blogger

1. BURMA 2. IRAN 3. SYRIA 4. CUBA 5. SAUDI ARABIA 6. VIETNAM 7. TUNISIA 8. CHINA 9. TURKMENISTAN 10.... More

Enchanté (And Not) and “John Wayne” Men v.”NPR Men”

Swine flu. The economy. Pakistan. Iraq. Torture. Of all the pressing topics about which the president was asked during last... More

Slate “Stumble[s] Across A Primary Source”

"100 Days of Obama's Facebook news feed" (most recently: "Arlen Specter joined the group Democrats"). More

Speaking Truth To Power…

...or biting the hand that feeds? CNN Contributor Roland Martin about an hour ago on-air declared "this whole 100 Days... More

CNN Has A “Swagger Expert”

Then again, would you expect anything less of The Best Political Team on Television (in this, The Week Of Obama's... More

Office Quiz: Which Media Outlet Is This?

"[A]n environment that is sometimes prone to more extreme emotional manifestations" is an insider's description of the workplace at which... More

Gupta Goes Blair Witch Project

My colleague Curtis sent me the link to this Sanjay Gupta CNN video from last night, noting its distinctly Blair... More

NYT Reader Requests Newsroom Blog

During a "Talk to the Newsroom" chat at nytimes.com with Sewell Chan, bureau chief for the City Room blog, a... 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

Journalists subpoenaed in ‘pink-slime’ suit - BPI wants emails from NYT’s Michael Moss, public-health lawyer Michele Simon, and others

Bloomberg struggles to break out of the box - Justin Smith’s ambitious digital transformation hits some bumps

The Grand Dame of Florida reporting has retired twice, but she’s still causing trouble - A conversation with the Tampa Bay Times’ Lucy Morgan

Embedded with the Koch brothers - Hometown reporters get rare access to the media-shy oilmen, with mixed results


The 60-second interview: Marty Baron (Capital New York)

CAPITAL: I just noticed that the most-read story right now on your website is an aggregated piece about a Russian lizard sex station in space. BARON: [Laughs] Is that right?

Your iPhone can now make free encrypted calls (Wired)

The beginning of the end of burner phones?

The new face of Richard Norris (GQ)

“‘Richard?’ I say. ‘Richard?’ I shove his shoulder and nothing happens. He is dead. He is on my watch and he is dead. I hear gurgling. Breathing. He’s on my watch and he is not dead.”

How to be a decent entertainment reporter (Eric Danton)

“Here’s how not to suck at it: Don’t write like an entertainment reporter”

Bloggingheads

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

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