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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

CNN’s Toxic Assets Explainer (With Pink Piggy Prop!)

Have you ever, while watching cable news, felt embarrassed for (even, insulted by) an anchor and something he said or... More

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

Serial creators don’t know what will happen to Adnan Syed - New developments in his legal case suggest that the outcome is wide open

The press is responsible for ignoring Bill Cosby rape allegations - Where were journalists 10 years ago when claims originally surfaced against him?

Journalism has a plagiarism problem. But it’s not the one you’d expect - Fareed Zakaria’s case highlights news organizations’ ethical grey areas

4 topics John Oliver explained more clearly than television news - The political satirist brings explainer comedy to HBO viewers

Will radio save science journalism? - WNYC will soon have a new health unit


CNN reporters in Ferguson provide coverage of CNN reporters in Ferguson (Slate)

“[T]here was little that justified CNN’s egocentric coverage”

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”

Bloggingheads

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

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