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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

Biden’s “A Long-Winded Person”

Damon Weaver, the 10-year-old reporter who interviewed Joe Biden back in October, revealed to MSNBC's Norah O'Donnell just now his... More

WardrobeGate’s Coattails

From Robin Givhan's Washington Post piece about Michelle Obama's Inauguration Day wardrobe (and her fashion choices more generally): The bill... More

Colorblind at The New York Times

In today's New York Times, Deborah Needleman has an interesting, if sort of fluffy, column about how the Obamas should... More

Short a Billion (or a Tad More)

In The Economist's "The world this week" news briefs, we get an update on the bailout heard around the world:... More

Bush’s “Eyes Shrink, While His Ears Grow”

Political cartoonist Daryl Cagle, in the (Midland, TX) Lone Star Iconoclast on "How to Draw President George W. Bush:" Another... 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


High Times hits middle age (NYMag)

After 40 years, every issue still features a weed centerfold

Lawmakers on why they’re mired in place (Esquire)

Mark Warren “spoke with 90 members of the House and Senate about what’s gone so wrong in Congress. Sometimes it got a little emotional.”

My childhood friend, the ISIS jihadist (Mashable)

How a young Danish man turned extremist

What it’s like to carry a Nobel Prize through Fargo (SciAm)

“And they’re like, ‘Uhhhh. Who gave this to you?’ ‘The King of Sweden.’ ‘Why did he give this to you?’ ‘Because I helped discover the expansion rate of the universe was accelerating.’”

Bloggingheads

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

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