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President, “Spotlight Hog?”

This morning, MSNBC asked (via chyron), whether President Obama is "Losing His Luster?" And if so, CNN -- via its... More

Presidential Interview “Lightening Rounds”

Of the five TV interviews President Obama sat for yesterday, two involved, toward the end, what the anchors described as... More

AP: “The Audacity of Acknowledging Poor Judgment”

The AP finds a similar refrain throughout President Obama's five TV interviews yesterday. Regarding his handling of the Daschle nomination:... More

Its, The Economy Stoopid

Reports MSNBC: [W]hile blunders and bloopers have ever exasperated the spelling snobs and grammar grunions of the world, our recent... More

Daschle “Read NYT,” “Called The President”

On MSNBC earlier this afternoon, Andrea Mitchell described her phone call with Tom Daschle today and how he came to... More

Iraqi Newspapers: Elections (And Egyptian Actresses)

The New York Times's Baghdad Blog surveys Iraqi newspaper coverage of the provincial elections. While official election results are not... More

Career Change?

From today's New York Times: An unusual number of journalists from prominent, mainstream organizations started new government jobs in January,... More

Headline News From Lauer’s Obama Interview

What news was made during Matt Lauer's Super Bowl Sunday interview with President Obama on NBC? What's the headline? Depends,... More

Groundhog Tweets

Looks like Gen. Beauregard Lee has finally found a way to get out from under Punxsutawney Phil's shadow: "Georgia groundhog... More

“Thank God The Newspaper Exists…”

...said Russian President Dmitri A. Medvedev of Novaya Gazeta, "an independent newspaper that has established itself as one of the... More

Fun With Slideshows

From the Forewords, described as "a musicless PowerPoint band" comes an excellent slideshow of obscure trade magazine covers. I'll say... More

Barry’s (Black)Berry

The Economist has the skinny and the tech-talk on President Obama's much-discussed, but not-so-slim BlackBerry: President Obama may have surrendered... More

Guess Who’s Twittering?

Answer: The Library of Congress. The tech-savvy folks at the LOC have blogging for some time and now they've jumped... More

California No More?

Kevin Roderick at LAObserved reports that the Los Angeles Times is closing down its California section: Publisher Eddy Hartenstein has... More

Updike Remembered

Reflections on the passing of John Updike abound this week, and here's a smattering of some noteworthy eulogies. Granta collects... 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


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”

Lessons from factchecking, and the limits of journalism (Feministing)

“Fact-checking taught me a lot, and here’s one thing I learned: One of the main purposes of fact-checking is to correct journalism’s bias toward a ‘good story’ above all else”

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