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The Kicker

Years the Harper’s Index has existed: 25

Happy Birthday, Harper's Index! Lewis Lapham's widely-emulated-but-never-fully-replicated index--based on the (correct) assumption that “numbers can be made to tell as... More

“You Have the Press Pass to My Heart,” and Other Journalistic Love Notes

Hey, journos! Happy Valentine's Day (Eve)! If you're in need of a date for tomorrow night--and if you have no... More

Watchdogs and Want Ads

Transparency watchers have been keeping an eye on how various versions of the stimulus bill have spelled out what the... More

The Tina Yothers of MSNBC

The Village Voice's Sound of the City blog has a fun Q&A with the delightfully watchable Willie Geist of MSNBC's... More

Change Has Come To Washington

There's a valuable new report out this week from the Project for Excellence in Journalism quantifying the shifting--and in some... More

The Twitter of the Shrew. No, Seriously.

Hey, did you hear that sound? That dull, rumbling-but-kinda-squeaky noise, echoing and mournful and punctuated with a gaping groan? If... More

Baby Got Beck

Happy Friday, everyone! So, below, Stephen Colbert takes on Glen Beck's new Fox show in a doozy of a satire... More

How did transparency fare in stimulus conference?

Although the stimulus conference committee struck a deal yesterday afternoon, there’s still no public rendering of the final agreement as... More

In Defense of Clothing Coverage

At the Washington Post columnist Jeanne McManus argues for more, non-"ham-handed" coverage of what Michelle Obama wears: I understand the... More

And from the Best of Twitter…

...to the worst. More

Get Shorties

Ah, awards season. If you're a Hollywood celebrity, February is generally a high holy month in which you: spray-tan/crash diet/consult... More

One More Science Journalism Event…

Yesterday, I wrote a short post about a few all-star science journalism events taking place this week in New York... More

Gates Reviewing Media Ban

The New York Times reports: Defense Secretary Robert Gates suggested today that he was open to allowing the media to... More

Michelle Obama Cover Coverage

Michelle Obama is on the cover of the March issue of Vogue which, of course, generates its own coverage (in... More

To Catch A War Criminal?

Brian Stelter reports in today's New York Times that an NBC News crew and a Rwandan prosecutor, as part of... More

Why one editor won’t run any more op-eds by the Heritage Foundation’s top economist - A reply to Paul Krugman on state taxes and job growth made some incorrect claims

This is how Tehran Bureau covers Iran - Its reporting model, using undercover journalists and distant editors, is one way to cover closed societies

Alessandra Stanley’s troubling history of error - Scrutiny alone isn’t enough to solve the problem

Why Bill Simmons might leave ESPN - Other outlets would jump at the chance to gain his following

Simon & Schuster should come clean about discredited Monroe/DiMaggio book - C. David Heymann’s Joe and Marilyn is full of highly dubious information—just like many of his previous books


The Recollectors

Remembering parents lost to AIDS

Swedish scientists sneak Dylan quotes into articles (The Guardian)

Whoever nets the most before retirement wins a free lunch

Mag for dog haters is a hit in Germany (WSJ)

Poop and Pooches. That is all

A data viz reading list (Susan McGregor)

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