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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

“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

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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