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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

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

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”

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