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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

Still Fighting The Last Battle

The Weekly Standard's Matt Labash, who confesses that "early adoption isn't my thing," explains for the magazine's cover story why... More

The President Likes “The Feel Of A Newspaper”

"Are you a socialist?" may be the most-discussed of the questions the New York Times posed during its first formal... More

Taxicab Confessions: Dowd & Brooks

Some days, one finds a screenplay or some Latin text beneath Maureen Dowd's byline on the New York Times op-ed... More

The Starr Retort

Remember the essay that Princeton professor, author, and sometime magazine contributor Paul Starr had in The New Republic a couple... More

Rick Astley, Meet William Strunk

Yowza. Consider yourselves Rick-rolled, grammar-style. More

Hey millionaire tech bros: Have patience with the editorial process - Chris Hughes probably wanted to enable great journalism at first. Then the dust settled and before you know it, he’s shaking everything up again

Serial creators don’t know what will happen to Adnan Syed - New developments in his legal case suggest that the outcome is wide open

Price hike at UC Berkeley’s journalism school - Governing body approves additional fee of $7,500 starting 2016

Will Denver really have a newspaper war? - As a billionaire floats reviving the Rocky Mountain News, The Denver Post might buckle its chin strap

FOIA reform dies while the press looked the other way - RIP Improvement Act of 2014


The traffic lure of outrage (Slate)

“I didn’t become a journalist to peddle indignation on Facebook. But it sells—the page views don’t lie.”

NBC news producer’s sons were in the besieged school in Peshawar (NBCnews.com)

“I remained silent and didn’t know what to say — I know how such attacks on schools usually end”

Hero mom calls into CSPAN to berate her arguing pundit sons (WaPo)

“This was not planned. She called in on the normal line.”

Dick Cheney doesn’t want to call it torture but the media doesn’t have to follow (Vox)

“People deserve to know that the American government (proudly!) did things that in any other context are called torture”

Bloggingheads

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

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