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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

Newsweek’s “The District”—Like, That’s Hot.

It’s not easy to satirize President Obama. Without any significant blemishes on his young political career, nor even any distinctive... More

“We’ve been living like outrageous pigs in this country for a long time”

The New Yorker's Elizabeth Kolbert spoke at Yale on Wednesday--discussing issues of climate change and of our porcine lifestyles...but also... More

Anchors Away

Happy Friday, everyone. Below, The Daily Show on President Obam-ea Culpa's most recent media tour (worth watching all the way... More

Tweets of the Rich(ish) and Famous(like)

I guess A-List Hollywood has not yet caught the Twitter bug. How else to explain the appearance of CNN's Rick... More

Late Filing

There's something missing from the top of this New York Times story on how "competing ambitions" for "Washington's financial rewards"... More

Have Reporters Gone “Pong Slayer” On The Stimulus Bill?

Whose In Defense of The Stimulus Bill, Which Republicans Have Given A Bad Name-themed op-ed today do you prefer: E.J.... More

Even Walter Isaacson…

"...has quit subscribing to the New York Times, because if it doesn't see fit to charge for its content, I'd... More

Hey millionaire tech bros: Have patience with the editorial process - Chris Hughes probably wanted to enable great journalism at first. Then the dust settled and before you know it, he’s shaking everything up again

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

Price hike at UC Berkeley’s journalism school - Governing body approves additional fee of $7,500 starting 2016

Will Denver really have a newspaper war? - As a billionaire floats reviving the Rocky Mountain News, The Denver Post might buckle its chin strap

FOIA reform dies while the press looked the other way - RIP Improvement Act of 2014


The traffic lure of outrage (Slate)

“I didn’t become a journalist to peddle indignation on Facebook. But it sells—the page views don’t lie.”

NBC news producer’s sons were in the besieged school in Peshawar (NBCnews.com)

“I remained silent and didn’t know what to say — I know how such attacks on schools usually end”

Hero mom calls into CSPAN to berate her arguing pundit sons (WaPo)

“This was not planned. She called in on the normal line.”

Dick Cheney doesn’t want to call it torture but the media doesn’t have to follow (Vox)

“People deserve to know that the American government (proudly!) did things that in any other context are called torture”

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