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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

“This Business Was Too Gentlemanly”

Another New York Times piece on the business of newspapers: USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times,... More

Cheney’s Regrets

This weekend, SNL captured perfectly the inanity of the 'regrets' line of questioning, as "Diane Sawyer" interviewed "Dick Cheney" one... More

Inauguration: Coming Soon To A Television Set Near You! (Maybe!)

This weekend kicks off the beginning of the much-anticipated inaugural celebrations in Washington, DC. But it appears that television coverage... More

In Which Pigs Take Flight

Charles Krauthammer, speaking and joshing on a panel about the coming presidency with fellow Fox-friendly commentators Fred Barnes and Mort... More

Chris Matthews Strikes Again

I'd thought Chris Matthews, via his excitement over the election of Barack Obama, was currently filled with Hope. But apparently... More

Breaking: Passenger Jet in the Hudson

There is currently a commercial airplane in New York City's Hudson River (it looks to be a small regional jet,... More

Glossy Mags’ “Journalistic Triple Axel?”

Salon's Rebecca Traister "scour[ed] periodical racks" and reports back on how "an industry built on a meringue of material aspiration... More

Reuters Evacs Gaza Bureau

Per Reuters: An explosion blasted a tower block in the city of Gaza on Thursday that houses the offices of... More

Guess Who’s On “The Rhetoric Beat?”

David Milibrand, Britain's foreign minister, argues in today's Guardian that "'war on terror' was wrong," that "the phrase gives a... More

Cheney: “Did You See It Coming, Jim? You’re An Expert.”

I'm watching Jim Lehrer interview Cheney (from last night's NewsHour), and highlights to me, so far, include the moment when... More

Parading Malia And Sasha

The XX Factor's Emily Bazelon on Barack Obama's "Open Letter To My Daughters" in the current Parade magazine: Why is... More

Next Up, Media Critics?

Obama sat down this morning ("there weren't refreshments") with some left-leaning pundits (or lefter-leaning-than-last night), reports Michael Calderone. The group... More

Alessandra Stanley’s troubling history of error

Why one editor won’t run any more op-eds by the Heritage Foundation’s top economist - A reply to Paul Krugman on state taxes and job growth made some incorrect claims

Is ISIS a faith-based terrorist group? - Journalists and scholars disagree about how much Islam, rather than politics and power, drives Muslim extremists

Why Bill Simmons might leave ESPN - Other outlets would jump at the chance to gain his following

Why news organizations are abandoning the Redskins - The media mostly avoids Washington’s football team name


Mag for dog haters is a hit in Germany (WSJ)

Poop and Pooches. That is all

A data viz reading list (Susan McGregor)

Useful resources for journalists

Video shows Mexican drug lord paying journalists for ‘good press’ (Fusion)

“This video suggests that organized crime is trying to buy off journalists, creating a new brand of narco-journalism”

Forest Service says media needs photography permit in wilderness areas, alarming First Amendment advocates (Oregonian)

“Under rules being finalized in November, a reporter who met a biologist, wildlife advocate or whistleblower alleging neglect in any of the nation’s 100 million acres of wilderness would first need special approval to shoot photos or videos even on an iPhone”

Bloggingheads

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

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