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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

They Don’t Cry?

The latest in Glenn Beck-inspired coverage, from a New York Observer piece about how tears are all the rage in... More

Broken Record on the Broken Economy

I don't mean to sound like I'm repeating myself, but I can't help it. In yet another article, The New... More

News As Bottled Water

From a who will pay for news piece in the business section of today's New York Times: How do you... More

Vermont Overrides Governor’s Marriage Veto

The Vermont State House has just, by the narrowest of margins, overridden Governor Jim Douglas’s veto of a bill providing... More

The Journalists Formerly Known As…

What's in a name? Well, if you're ASNE, not the word "newspaper." The professional organization--née, eighty-seven years ago, the American... More

Virginia Heffernan Hates Her iPhone…

...iPhone lovers hate Heffernan's piece (scan the comments section). More

Pat Kiernan Goes National

Pat Kiernan, the man who reads aloud on TV from New York-area newspapers ("In the Papers" on NY1) is now... More

“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

Why won’t journalists ask Bill Cosby the tough questions? - Sexual assault charges are hardly ever mentioned to the TV star

Knoxville’s alt-weekly wasn’t losing money. It got shut down anyway - Scripps pulls the plug on Metro Pulse in favor of an entertainment supplement for the local daily

Chuck Todd’s Obama book says more about the author than it does about the president - ‘The Stranger’ underscores a broader problem with the way we cover politics

Beware labeling Pope Francis a liberal - Political boxes like liberal/conservative and evolutionist/creationist miss his real significance

The Virginian-Pilot produces a breakthrough investigation amid layoffs - Reporter John Holland discusses how the story came together, newsroom cutbacks, and colleagues who cover for each other


Jack Shafer on losing his job (Capital New York)

“Right now, my immediate plan is to go to work as a lay therapist at The Intercept to bring the healing there so John Cook and Matt Taibbi can return. I have great interpersonal skills.”

On outlets that continue to call unknown drone victims ‘militants’ (The Intercept)

“Like the US drone program itself, this deceitful media practice continues unabated”

UNITY’s convention is no more (All Digitocracy)

“The organization’s board of directors decided that UNITY will no longer host the quadrennial conferences for which it had become known”

On the ground in Aleppo (Syria Deeply)

Francesca Borri on reporting from a razed city

Bloggingheads

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

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