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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

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

Stop trolling your readers - We know you’re only doing it for clicks

Des Moines Register prepares for a ‘very stressful’ newsroom restructuring - Editor Amalie Nash speaks on turnover, transformation, and a virtual reality adventure

PBS pulls ads from Harper’s Magazine after critical essay - Piece argues public broadcaster has fallen under the sway of political influence and outside money

Should all journalists be on Twitter? - Reasons to take up or forgo the 140-character platform

The Tennessean is borrowing reporters from other Gannett papers - Music columnist Peter Cooper is latest journalist to part ways with Nashville paper


How one reporter copes inside the ‘Ebola bubble’ (BuzzFeed)

“Bring gloves to give nurses you meet at clinics, even if you’re there for a story. Get small change to give to the kids who have been out of school for months and are selling ground nuts for pitiful sums on the side of road. Hell, give them candy. Violate all the principles of ostensibly good aid stewardship, because the good stewardship of the developed world didn’t get help here in time, and now everyone is dying around you.”

Fake news sites using Facebook to spread Ebola panic (The Verge)

“These sites claim to be satirical but lack even incompetent attempts at anything resembling humor”

How Ben Bradlee dealt with flacks (Washington Post)

“I would like to be sure that you understand that we trust our editors’ news judgement and that we distrust yours”

Ben Bradlee, 93 (WaPo)

“From the moment he took over The Post newsroom in 1965, Mr. Bradlee sought to create an important newspaper that would go far beyond the traditional model of a metropolitan daily”

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