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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

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

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”

Bloggingheads

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

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