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“I Am Now On The Other Side of This War”

Two Iraqi translators for the New York Times, Mudhafer al-Husaini and Sahar S. Gabriel, have received refugee visas to come... More

To Cable, With Love

"[Sarah Palin] is the gift that keeps on giving to cable television and certainly the supermarket tabloids," said John Decker,... More

Julius Teaser

This Wednesday, the Federal Communications Commission will begin crafting its national broadband strategy--a collection of policies aimed, most broadly, at... More

Michelle, In The Eye of the Beholder

Michelle Obama: "The New Oprah?" The New... President? (The New Director of Your Local Daycare Center?) More

“There Will Still Be News”

In a Washington Post http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/04/05/AR2009040501733.html">column, Michael Kinsley shrugs off The Death of Newspapers As We (Used To) Know Them: We're... More

18-Year Media Ban Ends

New organizations were on hand late last night at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware, for the first time since... More

A-Flutter for Satire

Twitter is, like, so five seconds ago. In its place, the jokesters over at Slate V are introducing...Flutter, the "nanoblogging"... More

Sturm und Throng

Remember the interview that the Newspaper Association of America president John Sturm conducted with Stephen Colbert earlier this week? The... More

Breaking News with Geraldo

All three cable networks are currently offering nearly nonstop coverage of the Binghamton, New York shootings. Both CNN and MSNBC... More

Good Will Hunting

Attytood's Will Bunch is arguing that philanthropy can save newspapers. But--here's a twist for you--the papers should be the donors,... More

Michelle! OMG, Michelle!

Howie Kurtz reports on the Michelle-O-mania currently captivating the American media: President Obama may be grappling with a global economic... More

The Financial Model: Kristof Doesn’t Know, Either

In a blog post today, Nick Kristof discusses the speech Boston Globe editor Marty Baron delivered yesterday at the University... More

Tribune’s Unanswered Blagojevich Questions

Yesterday’s indictment of former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich puts the governor’s original misdeeds back in the crosshairs of a media... More

It Takes Two, Baby…

The Washington Post today fronts a weighty investigation--the result of a collaborative effort between the Post's Robert O'Harrow Jr. and... More

(C)able News?

Okay, cue the existential crisis. Because I am finding myself, somehow, actually...pleased with cable news's performance this morning. I know.... 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 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.”

Insufferable parenthetical asides, ranked (The Hairpin)

18. (strictly for the mise-en-scene)

You are now entering the demented kingdom of William T. Vollmann (TNR)

“Franzen tells a hilarious story of being a young writer in New York, meeting Vollmann, becoming fast friends, and inaugurating a draft swap. A while later, they exchanged work. Franzen gave Vollmann a dozen chiseled pages. Vollmann gave Franzen an entire novel.”

Bloggingheads

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

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