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The Kicker

And the Winner Is…CNN!

Tuesday proved, as expected, to be one of busiest days in history for Web traffic. And of the sites competing... More

Sketched Out

Some tasty bits from today's WaPo's Web chat featuring Dana Milbank... On yesterday's press conference: New Jersey: Can I just... More

Gillmor: Journalists “Need to Become the Right Kind of Activists”

Media guru Dan Gillmor, writing on TPMCafe, eviscerates the job the media did covering the financial crisis. Angrier in tone... More

MoDo on Inauguration: “They Were Just Being Very Loving”

The Daily Beast has a video clip of Maureen Dowd's Larry King Live appearance, in which The Redhead and The... More

New York Times to the World: Teehee!

Sarah Lyall has got to be enjoying her job these days. Hot off the heels of reporting on the E.U.... More

Oprah? Really?

So Forbes has put out the latest of its low-content-but-high-publicity lists, this one highlighting "the 25 most influential liberals in... More

Channeling the Vatican

Today is the World Day of Communications. To mark the occasion, and to foster its own communications, the Vatican has... More

Obama Tours the Press Room

The AP describes the "wild scene" that took place during Obama's first tour of the White House press digs. Some... More

Monitor-ing Progress

Dan Kennedy, journalism professor and MediaNation blogger, has a fantastic profile of the Christian Science Monitor and its Web-bound future... More

Digg-ing Deep: John Boehner

Digg is following up on its (questionably named) Digg Dialogg series--crowd-sourced, Web-based "press conferences" with leaders such as, previously, Nancy... More

Elegy of the Day: For Digitized Staffers in an Analog World

The WaPo reports on the plight of Obama's tech-savvy staffers...who, yesterday, found themselves consigned to offices that are, technology-wise, so... More

Obama Administration’s “Visual Press Releases”

The AP, Reuters and AFP refuse the White House's handouts: Three news agencies refused to distribute White House-provided photos of... More

Chuck Todd Scolds Single-Source Kennedy’s Out Reporting

Of the reporting, which began late yesterday (first from the New York Post and New York Times), that Caroline Kennedy... More

NSA Knows What Olbermann Said To His Little Nephew In Upstate New York?

The National Security Agency spied on journalists, according to former NSA analyst Russell Tice. Part of Keith Olbermann's interview with... More

And He Wore Kevlar

A welcome break from all the discussion of What The First Lady Wore: Wired on who could have designed President... More

How Forbes got to $475 million - That’s what a Hong Kong investor has agreed to pay for a firm that two years ago had trouble paying its rent

Are female journalists up to the job of a Jill Abramson interview? - Reporters avoid unflattering discussion about her firing

How to check if that viral video is true - Journalists don’t always verify user-generated content, so readers need to learn how to verify what they see online

The Grand Dame of Florida reporting has retired twice, but she’s still causing trouble - A conversation with the Tampa Bay Times’ Lucy Morgan

Brick by brick - After years of shrinking ambition at The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos has the paper thinking global domination


The 10 worst New Yorker longreads (Gawker)

“[A]pparently [Adam] Gopnik did not know you could bake fancy breads from France and other cultures. So he got his mom to teach him how to bake them. A fine anecdote, maybe, to tell a friend or a therapist. But in this case he wrote about it for the New Yorker, a magazine.”

Insufferable parenthetical asides, ranked (The Hairpin)

18. (strictly for the mise-en-scene)

You are now entering the demented kingdom of William T. Vollmann (TNR)

“Franzen tells a hilarious story of being a young writer in New York, meeting Vollmann, becoming fast friends, and inaugurating a draft swap. A while later, they exchanged work. Franzen gave Vollmann a dozen chiseled pages. Vollmann gave Franzen an entire novel.”

Bloggingheads

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

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