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“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

Brill To NYT: You Are Not Fungible

Someone emailed to Romenesko a "confidential memo" written by Steve Brill late last year urging the New York Times to... More

Newsweekly No More

Jon Meacham, Newsweek's editor, describes the thinking behind the magazine's planned makeover: "There’s a phrase in the culture, ‘we need... More

Newspapers: “the iPods of 1690”

Ken Paulson, ex-USA Today editor, imagines a world in which newspapers came after the Internet, rather than the other way... More

Heds and Tails

Say what you will about the content of the column; Charles Krauthammer's WaPo op-ed today has an undeniably phenomenal headline. More

Gibbs: 1; Transparency: 0

Not cool, Mr. Gibbs. Witness the following exchange between President Obama's press secretary and ABC's Jake Tapper. Then recall the... More

“I Use It as Makeshift Kitty Litter!”

For those of you who, like us, firmly believe that the term "Weekender" is a). incredibly annoying, b). appropriate as... More

Stop trolling your readers - We know you’re only doing it for clicks

Des Moines Register prepares for a ‘very stressful’ newsroom restructuring - Editor Amalie Nash speaks on turnover, transformation, and a virtual reality adventure

PBS pulls ads from Harper’s Magazine after critical essay - Piece argues public broadcaster has fallen under the sway of political influence and outside money

Should all journalists be on Twitter? - Reasons to take up or forgo the 140-character platform

The Tennessean is borrowing reporters from other Gannett papers - Music columnist Peter Cooper is latest journalist to part ways with Nashville paper


How one reporter copes inside the ‘Ebola bubble’ (BuzzFeed)

“Bring gloves to give nurses you meet at clinics, even if you’re there for a story. Get small change to give to the kids who have been out of school for months and are selling ground nuts for pitiful sums on the side of road. Hell, give them candy. Violate all the principles of ostensibly good aid stewardship, because the good stewardship of the developed world didn’t get help here in time, and now everyone is dying around you.”

Fake news sites using Facebook to spread Ebola panic (The Verge)

“These sites claim to be satirical but lack even incompetent attempts at anything resembling humor”

How Ben Bradlee dealt with flacks (Washington Post)

“I would like to be sure that you understand that we trust our editors’ news judgement and that we distrust yours”

Ben Bradlee, 93 (WaPo)

“From the moment he took over The Post newsroom in 1965, Mr. Bradlee sought to create an important newspaper that would go far beyond the traditional model of a metropolitan daily”

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