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Gerson On The Speech: “Cliched”

Michael Gerson, who authored President George W. Bush's first and second inaugural addresses, offered on Fox News this critique of... More

“A Similar Green Dress”

Already, Fox News tells us how we might "Get Michelle's First Lady Style For Less," suggesting "J.Crew has a similar... More

“Editorials Worldwide…”

"...pillory Bush one final time," reports Reuters. More

Scene From Afar

A selection of newspaper front pages from around the world today: More

Blitzer’s Beverage Speculation

Wolf Blitzer narrating the Obamas' arrival at the White House just now: They're supposed to spend 40 minutes inside for... More

Thesauri All Around

Radio talk show host Laura Ingraham on Fox News this morning: I do find at some point this over-the-top adulation,... More

The Presidential Bird

Bob Garfield, from Friday's On The Media: ...[F]or the past eight years this White House has mainly given the Fourth... More

Neglect by Omission

The Meridian Star—the 110-year-old daily in Meridian, Mississippi—offers a somber apology for oversights in coverage during the civil rights era,... More

Matt Cooper to TPM

This just in from the Department of Good Gets: Josh Marshall has snagged Matt Cooper, currently of Portfolio and formerly... More

Expect-acle

Expectations for Barack Obama's inauguration speech tomorrow are, apparently: "Monumental," CNN "Great," ABC News ""High", Detroit Free Press "Lofty", San... More

Maximum Exposure

Providing yet more evidence of photojournalism's pro-am trajectory...the Newseum is partnering with the nonprofit org FotoWeekDC to sponsor FotObamaWeek, "an... More

Mo-stess

Busy weekend for Maureen Dowd: Column to write; Pigs-in-blankets to heat up... The DC Examiner reports that "nearly all 400"... More

Roger Cohen’s Inner Lyricist

We have before commented on expressions of dubious creativity on The New York Times Op-Ed Page, and today we have... More

But Will They “Lure” Ratings?

"Inaugural Week Street 'Newscasts' Lure Onlookers," reports the AP, of the gawkers gathering "to watch network and local television anchor"... More

Government, Uncovered

"If the power of journalism is measured by its ability to spark anxiety in government officials, it’s hard to imagine... 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


How to be a decent entertainment reporter (Eric Danton)

“Here’s how not to suck at it: Don’t write like an entertainment reporter”

A First Look update (First Look Media)

“[R]ather than immediately launching a large collection of digital ‘magazines’ based on strong, expert journalists with their own followings, as we imagined earlier, we’ll begin by building out the two we’ve started and then explore adding new ones as we learn”

The White House deploys minders to interviews all the time (WaPo)

“Almost every officially sanctioned exchange between reporters and the proverbial ‘senior administration officials’ is conducted in the presence of a press staffer”

The down-and-dirty history of TMZ (BuzzFeed)

“TMZ’s real engine — what defines its mission, what legitimizes it and sets it apart — is a unique and controversial mix of scandal mongering and investigative journalism”

Bloggingheads

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

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