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Muzzling Media in Iraq?

Per the New York Times: The Iraqi military put local journalists on notice on Monday that their organizations could be... More

Press Freedom Hating Flack Caught on Tape

Last week David Schultz, a reporter for Washington DC public radio station WAMU, had his audio recorder seized by Veterans... More

Frugal and Fabulous!

From Saturday's New York Times Business Section (another one for Katia's NYT- Revels-in-Bad-Times File): Millions of Americans have trimmed expenses... More

NYT Finds Evidence of Twitter’s “Utility”…

...including this, which alone should totally convince Twitter skeptics: Corey Menscher, a graduate student at New York University, developed the... More

Crediting Obama For Captain’s Rescue?

Michael Crowley, writing at TNR yesterday, on press coverage of The Pirate Story : Predictably if somewhat absurdly, news commentary... More

A (Sort of) Disclosure

In defense of a recent New York Times op-ed about Bernie Madoff written by Daphne Merkin, the editor of the... More

Sometimes Silence Speaks Volumes

Last week saw a burgeoning controversy develop over the Obama administration's decision to invoke the state secrets privilege in a... More

CNN’s On-Air Editorial Meeting?

Heard on CNN last night: DON LEMON (CNN anchor): Listen, let's talk about this, guys. [The Obamas are] getting a... More

AP Articulates Its Intellectual Property Initiative

The AP has articulated its new policies on intellectual property. Gauntlet: thrown. More

That depends on your definition of “touch”…

From Julie Rovner's NPR story on the impending Obama puppy: Dog commentator David Frei, the voice of the Westminster Kennel... More

The Fashion of the Christ

New York City's Trinity Church is marking Good Friday in an oh-so-modern way: it's Twittering it. No, seriously. The famous... More

why???!!!

Taking off of Megan's car chase post below, I see that NBC big shot David Gregory has just posted the... More

A Moderate-Speed Chase! (Shocker: On Cable!)

In Southern California right now, there's a woman driving "erratically" in what looks to be a Honda Element...in reaction to... More

How* to Get a Book Deal! (*If your name is Meghan McCain!)

Dear Young Journalists: Is it a dream of yours to write a book? Are you thinking that now might be... More

Fox News’s “Military Analyst” on How To Fight Pirates

Gawker's Mike Byhoff and Ryan Tate spotted on Fox News yesterday one of the retired military officers cited in David... 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

Are female journalists up to the job of a Jill Abramson interview? - Reporters avoid unflattering discussion about her firing

How to check if that viral video is true - Journalists don’t always verify user-generated content, so readers need to learn how to verify what they see online

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

Brick by brick - After years of shrinking ambition at The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos has the paper thinking global domination


The White House deploys minders to interviews all the time (WaPo)

“Almost every officially sanctioned exchange between reporters and the proverbial ‘senior administration officials’ is conducted in the presence of a press staffer”

The down-and-dirty history of TMZ (BuzzFeed)

“TMZ’s real engine — what defines its mission, what legitimizes it and sets it apart — is a unique and controversial mix of scandal mongering and investigative journalism”

The 10 worst New Yorker longreads (Gawker)

“[A]pparently [Adam] Gopnik did not know you could bake fancy breads from France and other cultures. So he got his mom to teach him how to bake them. A fine anecdote, maybe, to tell a friend or a therapist. But in this case he wrote about it for the New Yorker, a magazine.”

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

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