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Take Our Pundits To Work Day

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs brought MSNBC's Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski (and Morning Joe viewers) on a "behind... More

Columbia Journalism Review to Launch First Comprehensive Study of Online Practices of Print Magazines

Every significant magazine in the U.S. either has or is about to set up its own Web site, but according... More

Friedman’s Got Fallon’s Back (Strange Column Alert)

Marketwatch's Jon Friedman regrets his harsh assessments back when of Katie Couric's first night anchoring The CBS Evening News and... More

NYT’s Incomplete Snark Review

Yesterday, the New York Times reviewed David Denvy's book, Snark... minus the chapter (yes, chapter) taking down Times columnist Maureen... More

Column Advice For Paul Krugman

In Ryan Lizza's New Yorker profile of Rahm Emanuel, the White House Chief of Staff and "political John McEnroe" offers... More

Does This Count As Early Childhood Education Reporting?

I was about to type up a post observing that according to US News & World Report's "Washington Whispers," Chris... More

Fleischer to WH Press: Don’t “Act Like Fools On National TV”

Former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer predicts White House reporters will "make themselves look bad if left to their... More

What do we want? Democracy! When do we want it? Check our blog.

The students behind the occupation of a NYU student center cafeteria saw their protest end quickly this afternoon when, after... More

iPhone and Public Radio, Almost There

This might old news, but it's so nice, you might as well hear it twice: Last October, National Public Radio,... More

Umm, Not Helpful

Caroline Kennedy was not the first member of her family to be dismissed for saying "Ummmm" to a member of... More

Here’s to a Decaf Stimulus

Yesterday, modern-day patriot and CNBC correspondent Rick Santelli shed his reporter’s hat to reveal a hat he had long been... More

87 Suburbs In Search of a City

OK, so that's just what Dorothy Parker said about Los Angeles, and it was 72, not 87. But it does... More

Fallen Brothers

The Philadelphia Inquirer has a rather evocative, somber piece about the ritual of police officers' funerals in a city plagued... More

Twittering TimesOPEN

I'm at the TimesOPEN conference today at The New York Times. In some ways, it suggests the general fusion of... More

Hot Potato With A Time Bomb

Can the words "financial crisis" and "delightful" really live in the same sentence? They can when describing designer Jonathan Jarvis's... 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”

Bloggingheads

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

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