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The Kicker

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

Ars Technica picks up on PACER

Timothy B. Lee, writing at Ars Technica, the Conde Nast owned technology site, has an thorough state-of-play summary of the... More

Pollsters Duck NH Questions, Polling Loses

Ten days ago, the American Association for Public Opinion Research, a major polling industry group, released its long awaited report... More

Noah: “Who The Hell Wrote This Crap? His Mother?”

At Slate, Timothy Noah holds forth on the beat sweetener, a "gratuitously flattering profile that a reporter writes about a... More

Got A Nose for News?

No? Better go get one. "Plastic surgery is latest accessory for job seekers,"reports Reuters. When the going gets tough, some... More

TPM’s Slideshow of Newspaper Deaths

Supply your own soundtrack. UPDATE: TNR's (less comprehensive) version. More

Another Endorsement

Moving on from Oprah: Would you pay for Alec Baldwin-endorsed news? More

Would You Pay For Oprah-Endorsed News?

Others are stepping in to save newspapers. Colleges are creating newspaper cooperatives with their local paper to bolster dwindling resources.... More

It’s Ok to Mock Madonna (Randy Cohen Says So)

Nytimes.com launches a new blog, Moral of the Story, where Randy Cohen (of the "The Ethicist" column in the Times... More

Parker On The President’s “Group Hug” “Diplomacy”

From Kathleen Parker's Washington Post column in praise of President Obama's "Unmacho Diplomacy" (in reference to those who question "whether... More

Why The New Yorker’s radical feminism and transgenderism piece was one-sided - “This effectively advances the views of a group that wants to see the genocide of trans women, a group that, data shows, faces extraordinarily high rates of discrimination in every measurable way”

Journalism groups rally around a petition supporting James Risen - The Supreme Court ruled against the NYT reporter, who is refusing to reveal sources

Why one editor won’t run any more op-eds by the Heritage Foundation’s top economist - A reply to Paul Krugman on state taxes and job growth made some incorrect claims

Gannett’s changes bring excitement, some pain, and a full-time beer beat - A conversation with Joshua Awtry, the chain’s top editor in the Carolinas

Build the future - Journalism’s deathwatch is over


Last call (Medium)

“The death of newspapers is sad, but the threatened loss of journalistic talent is catastrophic. If that’s you, it’s time to learn something outside the production routine of your current job.”

Maureen Dowd on James Risen (NYT)

“Risen may be trapped in Ibsen, but Obama is channeling Orwell”

Preparing yourself to cover chaos (Medium)

“There are things you should know before you show up, and you’re not going to find them in the current news cycle”

Journalists can get PTSD right at their desks (PSmag)

A new study correlates exposure to violent images with mental health symptoms

Bloggingheads

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

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