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SupremeStakes Begins

With word that Supreme Court Justice David Souter will soon retire, so begins SupremeStakes 2009 (frenzied press speculation of the... More

8 Minutes In Heaven (Or: Left Behind)

From a Saturday night Associated Press report (emphasis mine): The first couple took full advantage of the cool spring night.... More

More Grades

Results from last week's "unscientific" TVNewser poll asking readers to grade the White House press corps for its First 100... More

“Print Media Savior” Coming Soon?

Here it comes to save the day? Large-screen Kindle is on its way. Maybe this week, even, reports the New... More

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

Reporters fail to capture implications of pension provision - A ‘big shift’ tucked into the spending bill goes under-examined

The New Republic: A public trust or a business? - How Chris Hughes turned a 100-year-old publication into a “product”

Serial creators don’t know what will happen to Adnan Syed - New developments in his legal case suggest that the outcome is wide open

FOIA reform dies while the press looked the other way - RIP Improvement Act of 2014

The problem with sharing uncredited photos - “Just because you put something on the internet does not give people the right to steal it”


The traffic lure of outrage (Slate)

“I didn’t become a journalist to peddle indignation on Facebook. But it sells—the page views don’t lie.”

NBC news producer’s sons were in the besieged school in Peshawar (NBCnews.com)

“I remained silent and didn’t know what to say — I know how such attacks on schools usually end”

Hero mom calls into CSPAN to berate her arguing pundit sons (WaPo)

“This was not planned. She called in on the normal line.”

Dick Cheney doesn’t want to call it torture but the media doesn’t have to follow (Vox)

“People deserve to know that the American government (proudly!) did things that in any other context are called torture”

Bloggingheads

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

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