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Miss New York: Palin, Pageant Misunderstood

During the question-and-answer section of Saturday night's Miss America pageant, Miss New York, Taylor Smith, fielded this question: In Governor... More

How To Handle Blago’s “Out-of-Context” Comeback

Those words have been "taken out of context" seems to be Gov. Blagojevich's go-to reply when asked by reporters about... More

Prez Talks Energy Independence; CNN Cues SUV Ad

If you tuned in to CNN just now to watch President Obama take some first steps to reverse Bush administration... More

GateHouse v. Times: Settled!

So it ended before it began. GateHouse v. New York Times--the copyright and trademark infringement case filed by local-news behemoth... More

“Governor Ignores Trial, Goes For Glam”

While we await Gov. Blagojevich's appearance on The View (three minutes!), a selection of headlines out of Illinois today: More

Sen. Winfrey

Last week, my colleague Megan questioned Oprah Winfrey's inclusion on Forbes's list of the "25 most influential liberals in the... More

“Stop covering crimes, and start committing them.”

The Washington Post's Gene Weingarten adds his two cents to the cacophony of voices ruminating the future of newspapers with... More

Kristol’s Swan Song, Upstaged

I nearly missed the six italicized words below William Kristol's column in yesterday's New York Times ("This is William Kristol’s... More

U.S. News to Launch Digital Newsweekly

Later today, reports Portfolio's Jeff Bercovici, U.S. News & World Report will be rolling out a weekly digital digest: There's... More

Voulez-Vous Lire Le Monde avec Moi, Ce Soir?

So, over in the land of Freedom Fries and Jerry Lewis...there's a new news policy afoot. President Sarkozy is going... More

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

Apple can’t hide from a 20-year-old reporter - The University of Michigan student gets behind the tech titan’s newest products

Al Jazeera America struggles to get off the margins - A quality-first strategy faces huge hurdles

Finding James Foley - This 2013 story takes a look at GlobalPost’s search for the photojournalist

Gannett cribs from Advance Publications playbook for struggling newspapers - Staff compete for fewer jobs; ‘readers become the assignment editor’

Cop corruption probe sparks newspaper feud - A spiked story is at the center of a bitter fight between Philadelphia’s two dailies


The impact of watching executions (PSmag)

“[E]xecutions, even for people who support capital punishment, and even when the criminals being put to death evoke little personal sympathy because of the nature of their crimes, take a toll on witnesses”

Times of India demands employee social media passwords (Quartz)

The company will possess log-in information and will be free to post any material to the account without journalists’ knowledge

Reconnecting with a story source, 17 years later (Hartford Courant)

“People who say reporters exploit people? You are right, we do. We parachute into people’s lives, sidle up, convince them that we care — and then disengage when the story is over. But that doesn’t mean we don’t connect, in a genuine way.”

The McDonald’s in Ferguson (LAT)

“Lately, the restaurant has taken on the appearance of a battered frontier outpost”

Bloggingheads

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

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