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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

McCaffrey’s Poppy Eradication Conflict

MSNBC, as part of their 100 days of Obama spectacular, invited NBC war correspondent Richard Engel to join Tamron Hall... More

On State Secrets Obama Loses, Openness Wins

Yesterday afternoon, a federal appeals court struck down a claim—originally made by the Bush administration, but adopted and defended by... More

NYDN: Photoshop Your Own Air Force One Photo-Op

The New York Daily News invites you to "create your own NYC Air Force One flyover photo," showing off examples... More

NY Mag Disapproves Of Coop’s Tweets

Which news personalities' Twitter feeds does New York magazine find "insipid," if "news-sharing?" CNN's Anderson Cooper ("we expected more"), Katie... More

Dead Magazines Slideshow

Silicon Alley Insider's Business Insider has a slideshow "of magazines shuttered in the current recession" (nitpick: "the current recession" officially... More

Why Michelle Obama “Impresses German Women”

More Michelle Obama's First 100 Days Coverage! CNN International has, in cnnpolitics.com's "The 44th President First 100 Days" section, a... More

The Most 2009 Story Kicker of the Year (So Far)?

Now that we have contenders for "Most 2009 Headline of the Year (So Far)," how about this, from WWD, for... More

“The Most 2009 Headline of the Year”? (Already?)

"The most 2009 headline of the year comes courtesy of CNN.com: 'Swine flu creates controversy on Twitter'," Twitters Keith Phipps,... More

About That Low-Flying Plane “Photo-Op”

From the (print only) New York Times today, byline A.G. Sulzberger and Matthew L. Wald: Neither the White House nor... More

Douthat’s Eye-Grabbing Debut NYT Column

"Cheney For President" is the attention-grabbing headline of Ross Douthat's inaugural New York Times column today (web only). Once Douthat... More

The Dover Policy, Three Weeks Out

Randall Chase, an Associated Press correspondent based in Delaware, has an interesting update on the Pentagon’s just three-week-old policy allowing... More

Fox Won’t Air Presidential News Conference

From the AP: The Fox network is sticking with its regular schedule over President Barack Obama this week. The network... More

The Bloomberg Way—To Transfer

In the category of fun things you learn while being a media reporter, today I learned that Bloomberg LP prefers... 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


Adviser of high school paper that refused to use ‘Redskins’ suspended (Student Press Law Center)

“Amid a months-long battle with administrators for editorial control … the Playwickian’s faculty adviser was suspended for two days this week”

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

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