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Tapper: “Bad Ass” or “Pissy Little Spat?”

Is Jake Tapper, ABC News's White House correspondent (and my vote for "Best Question" last night), the "Briefing Room Bad... More

Fox News, Too, Crowdsources Stimulus Bill

Megan recently wrote about The Huffington Post "crowdsourcing" its analysis of the stimulus bill and how that effort has worked... More

Science Journalism Events at AMNH, AAAS

I don’t generally announce upcoming science journalism events, mostly because my readership is spread out across the country. I might... More

What HuffPo Getting a Question Means

That The Huffington Post Getting A Question at last night's presidential press conference would raise lots of questions was never... More

Mike’s O’Reilly Ambush Lives On!

On last night's Daily Show, Jon Stewart revisited Mike's Memorable Morning At The Bus Stop, a.k.a. his "O'Reilly Ambush." Stewart,... More

Matthews: “Our Breed Looked Pretty Good Tonight”

One post-press conference observation from MSNBC's Chris Matthews: Well, I think our breed looked pretty good tonight. I think the... More

“The Gold Standard For Presidential Q-and-A’s”

With President Obama's prime time news conference hours away, veteran political reporter Walter Shapiro ponders at The New Republic "what... More

NYT: “Boron Moron”

My thanks to the Knight Science Journalism Tracker for pointing out a "mea culpa" posted today by The New York... More

Froomkin On What Reporters Should Ask Tonight

Washingtonpost.com's Dan Froomkin compiled a list of questions he'd like to see asked of President Obama at tonight's prime time... More

White House Press Briefings “Like Little British Tea Parties”

Yesterday, "author and journalist" Liz Trotta had this exchange with Fox News Live's Eric Shawn (discussion topic: "How Has D.C.... More

Obama on Recovery.gov

Just moments ago, President Obama, in his town hall-style meeting in unemployment-battered Elkhart, Indiana, just fleshed out his views of... More

Outing: Proposed Micropayment Models “Point to Doom”

The latest from new media guru Steve Outing's Twitter feed: "Isaacson, Brill, Mutter, et al. Tired arguments on failed micropayments... More

Sullivan: Newspaper Web Sites Should Go Dark For a Week

Earlier, I linked to Steve Brill's "secret" memo to the New York Times urging them to start charging online readers.... More

Twitter: The Dharma Initiative Edition

So here's an email I wasn't prepared to receive last night: Hi, Megan Garber (megangarber). Dalai Lama (OHHDL) is now... More

Sully v. Sully v. Octuplets’ Mom

As far as network morning news show viewers know, there is but one story in the news today. According to... More

Stop using ‘Brooklyn’ to mean hipster neighborhoods - Elite-oriented outlets typically only cover the borough’s most affluent, Manhattan-adjacent neighborhoods

The Reporters Committee is about to start suing people to help journalists - Katie Townsend joins the organization as its first litigation director

How a Nebraska newspaper kicked off a major prison sentencing scandal - The Omaha World-Herald found that hundreds of inmates were being released early

On media freedom, United Nations plays by its own rules - Months of international crises raises the stakes for reporting on the UN, but investigative journalists remain without a right to information

Keep calm and write a headline worth reading - Ease up on the exaggerations because someday you may need those explosive adjectives when a truly big story lands


Adviser of high school paper that refused to use ‘Redskins’ suspended (Student Press Law Center)

“Amid a months-long battle with administrators for editorial control … the Playwickian’s faculty adviser was suspended for two days this week”

Apple’s ‘warrant canary’ disappears (GigaOm)

Apple included language in its first Transparency Report to say that it had not been subject to a Section 215 Patriot Act request. That language is now gone.

Trend Piece (New Yorker)

Buzzword, buzzword, buzzword. Isn’t the buzzword on your mind now? Perhaps it is on other people’s minds? Read on or you’ll be clueless, dated, and without any friends in the world. Buzzword again!

This Is How Joanna Coles Changed Cosmo (Refinery29)

The British reporter-turned-editor has made good on her promises to bring politics to the magazine, win some very big-deal journalism awards, and secure the most interesting exclusive interviews

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