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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

Reid Hoffman: Everyone’s an Entrepreneur

Reid Hoffman, Demi-Deity of Web Entrepreneurs (he founded LinkedIn, was an executive at PayPal, directs Mozilla, Vendio, and other organizations,... More

Clarification on the White House’s CIO appointment

This morning The White House announced that Vivek Kundra will become, as the press release’s opening line put it, “the... More

Shafer Praises the NYT’s “Anti-Kristof”

At Slate, Jack Shafer writes "In Praise of Jeffrey Gettleman," the East African bureau chief for the New York Times.... More

Gray Day (No, Not The Economy!)

Looks like Zariff, President Obama's barber, had a recent press avail to address the urgent matter of All The President's... More

Vivian Schiller on NPR’s Path Forward

Vivian Schiller, NPR's CEO, talked with CyberJournalist.net earlier this week, discussing everything from endowments to potential radio/newspaper partnerships to APIs... More

Are All (Crushes On) First Ladies Alike?

As Megan just noted, CNN's Jack Cafferty has written a column confessing to being "smitten" with Michelle Obama. I can't... More

It Is the East Room, and Michelle-O Is the Sun

So someone has a crush on the First Lady. Like, a big one. And--hold onto your worldview, folks--that someone is...Jack... More

Movie Star! (Misery)

"Matt Damon Moved by Plight of Zimbabwean Refugees," the AP reports today (proving once again that a humanitarian crisis in... More

Happy Grammar Day!

It’s a big week for geeks. Yesterday, the IT guy just told me, was square root day. On 3/3/09, the... More

Suck-Ups, Hook-Ups

In a piece titled "How media sucks up to White House," Politico's Michael Calderone writes about the recent flurry of... More

On The Shoulders of a “Has-Been*”

In an TVNewser http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/generalities/male_to_the_chief_where_are_tvs_women_chief_white_house_correspondents_109869.asp">article pointing out that currently "all the major TV nets and cablers - ABC, CBS, NBC/MSNBC, CNN,... More

Fox & Friends Spreads Herpes-Beer Pong Hoax

Perhaps you watched your friends at Fox & Friends a few weeks ago playing beer pong above the chyron: "Practice... More

Stewart and the Twits

The Daily Show takes on Twitter. Hilarity ensues. .cc_box a:hover .cc_home{background:url('http://www.comedycentral.com/comedycentral/video/assets/syndicated-logo-over.png') !important;}.cc_links a{color:#b9b9b9;text-decoration:none;}.cc_show a{color:#707070;text-decoration:none;}.cc_title a{color:#868686;text-decoration:none;}.cc_links a:hover{color:#67bee2;text-decoration:underline;}The Daily Show With Jon... 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


Which media outlets use ‘illegal immigrant’? (Fusion)

“[I]n spite of all the good reasons not to use the phrase, it is still very easy to find in the US press, even in headlines”

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”

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