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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

The President and the Gray Lady: Reunited (and It Feels So Good…)

Looks like the long, awkward freeze-out is over. The New York Times will finally get its interview with the president.... More

Cornell Pest: The Andy Bernard Keith Olbermann Edition

Given that the economy's in shambles and we're engaged in two wars, this seems like a good way to make... More

“We Are the Birds Coming Here to Get Our Food”

The Daily Show pays a visit to the White House press corps and gets some good TV from CBS's Chip... More

Under Gawker’s Umbrella (ella, ella…)

Looks like Gawker's self-consolidation is paying off. (So far.) Nick Denton recently folded Defamer and Valleywag--Hollywood and Silicon Valley gossip... More

The Short, Happy Life of a Twitter Link

Ever wondered how much traffic a link on Twitter garners? Fuel Interactive, based on data from BitLy, the URL shortener,... More

The American Meme, Pork Products Edition

So. Remember the Bacon Explosion™? The postmodern pork product involving bacon-wrapped sausage and bacon bits--the loglike monstrosity that, depending on... More

“Want Ads, Indeed”

So Craigslist is getting sued. Specifically, for being "the largest source of prostitution in the United States." Yep. "Craigslist has... More

The ethics of The Guardian’s Whisper bombshell - It would have been a journalistic lapse not to have told readers

Gawker: The internet bully - Nick Denton’s media empire is an intellectual online fraternity that invites people to their parties only to make them buy the booze

The Washington Post short-sells a reporter’s integrity - Steven Pearlstein smears TheStreet’s Adam Feuerstein for criticizing a biotech firm

Former Sun-Times staffers react to top reporter’s resignation - “Whereas we don’t have all the answers, we have way too many questions about what happened here”

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


John Oliver video sweepstakes (The Awl)

“We may update this list next week to reflect Facebook shares gathered by The Awl as the result of this post, which is ultimately an elaborate excuse to embed a John Oliver video on our website”

Which news org is the most trusted? (Pew)

The answer is complicated

‘My Captivity’ (NYT Mag)

An American journalist on his two-year kidnapping in Syria

FBI faked an AP story, in Seattle Times style, to catch a suspect (Seattle Times)

“‘We are outraged that the FBI, with the apparent assistance of the US Attorney’s Office, misappropriated the name of The Seattle Times to secretly install spyware on the computer of a crime suspect,’ said Seattle Times Editor Kathy Best”

Bloggingheads

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

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