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About Newspaper Readers

According to a study by a "psychographic-research company" called Mindset Media, "personality is often a more effective prediction tool for... More

“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

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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