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Is This “Healthful?”

Yesterday, the New York Times Dining section ran a piece headlined, "Michelle Obama's Agenda Includes Healthful Eating." Which reminded me... More

FOIA Ombudsman gets $1 million

The budget President Obama just signed includes one million dollars for the new Office of Government Information Services, which will... More

Douthat To Fill Kristol’s NYT Op-Ed Slot

Word has it that the Atlantic's Ross Douthat will be picking up where Bill Kristol left off at the New... More

Meghan McCain Sees You “Sit[ting] Around,” WH Press Corps

On Hannity last night, Fox News's Sean Hannity aired "a little highlight reel" from Robert Gibbs' "first 50 days as... More

NYT Corrects Itself (102 Years, 11 Months On)

The New York Times published a correction today to an article from April 30, 1906. Apparently, an 84-year-old watch repairman,... More

Joan, The Teenage Socialist

Salon's Joan Walsh (who "used to be a socialist, I think") is "honestly ambivalent" about whether the New York Times's... More

Where Was The NYT on Freeman?

Greg Sargent at The Plum Line asks why big news organizations, particularly the New York Times "didn't touch" the "Chas... More

First Lady On The Catwalk (Covered and Not)

The New Yorker this week http://archives.newyorker.com/?i=2009-03-16">places Michelle Obama on a runway (cover illustration by Floc'h) smilingly showcasing assorted sherbet-colored fashions.... More

Panel: The Future of Newspapers

Bloomberg's Norman Pearlstine and Hearst's Steven Swartz (with the New Yorker's James Carey) are currently at Columbia's J-School, speaking about--yes--the... More

Credit The Airbrushers!

The New York Times has a video op-ed in which a filmmaker named Jesse Epstein makes a case (and, really,... More

The More We Twitter…

... the less we, probably, blog -- and comment directly on others' blogs, and, generally, muse in the blogosphere about... More

“Maybe Jon Stewart Can Tell Us What The Markets Are Going To Do”

Where to begin? So much to discuss about the discussion just after 7:30 this morning around the crowded Morning Joe... More

The Saddest Little Venn Diagram Ever

Late last month, Real Clear Politics published a package entitled "Top 10 Newspapers in Trouble," a list of the ten... More

Buckley’s Good News

"Tired of bad news," Christopher Buckley provides at The Daily Beast what the "universe will not:" "good news," in the... More

The Headline You’re Dealt

Maybe I was distracted by something in Howard Kurtz's piece about how the Obama administration is reaching out to "minority... More

Apple can’t hide from a 20-year-old reporter - The University of Michigan student gets behind the tech titan’s newest products

Al Jazeera America struggles to get off the margins - A quality-first strategy faces huge hurdles

Finding James Foley - This 2013 story takes a look at GlobalPost’s search for the photojournalist

Gannett cribs from Advance Publications playbook for struggling newspapers - Staff compete for fewer jobs; ‘readers become the assignment editor’

Cop corruption probe sparks newspaper feud - A spiked story is at the center of a bitter fight between Philadelphia’s two dailies


The impact of watching executions (PSmag)

“[E]xecutions, even for people who support capital punishment, and even when the criminals being put to death evoke little personal sympathy because of the nature of their crimes, take a toll on witnesses”

Times of India demands employee social media passwords (Quartz)

The company will possess log-in information and will be free to post any material to the account without journalists’ knowledge

Reconnecting with a story source, 17 years later (Hartford Courant)

“People who say reporters exploit people? You are right, we do. We parachute into people’s lives, sidle up, convince them that we care — and then disengage when the story is over. But that doesn’t mean we don’t connect, in a genuine way.”

The McDonald’s in Ferguson (LAT)

“Lately, the restaurant has taken on the appearance of a battered frontier outpost”

Bloggingheads

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

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