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Dinner at Will’s

HuffPo reports Barack Obama ate dinner at George Will's house last night, along with "several of the nation's most prominent... More

Another A1 Juxtaposition

Back in October, Katia wondered, "Did the New York Times intentionally construct a brilliant juxtaposition of wealth and poverty on... More

“Wonk” It!

Bree Nordenson, who writes for CJR, is mentioned in "Wonks Gone Wild," an article in this week's New York magazine,... More

Palin’s Email to the Editor

Pat Dougherty, editor of the Anchorage Daily News, posts on his "Editor's Blog" a recent email exchange he had with... More

Helen?

Unless I'm missing it, it doesn't look like Helen Thomas got to ask a question during Pres. Bush's final press... More

How The “Wistful” “Final Q&A” Was Covered

A quick comparison of some of the coverage of yesterday's presidential press conference. The Washington Post and LA Times saw... More

Ready For His Close-Up

Familiar sorts of final-days-of-an-administration presidential press coverage: legacy-tending; exit interviews; and, side-by-side My, how the president has aged images. On... More

NYPD “Recognizes 21st Century Journalists”

In the September/October 2008 issue of CJR, Ann Cooper explored in an essay ("The Bigger Tent") the questions of who... More

Can I Borrow A Forward?

On its website today, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel refers in a sidebar to a photogallery the paper's site posted back... More

The Atlantic v. NYT: the Times responds

The New York Times has issued a letter to The Atlantic's editor in response to Michael Hirschorn's controversial The-Times-May-Stop-Printing-by-May article.... More

Want a Biscuit? (Sit. Roll Over. Play Dead.)

Sally Quinn on MSNBC talking about press coverage of the smallest soon-to-be residents of the White House: People are so... More

Meeting of the Minds, Part Two

Last week, Megan highlighted an exchange between Fox News's Bill O'Reilly and his new-book-peddling guest, Ann Coulter, which was essentially... More

“Hey Guys. You want a Story? C’Mere…”

Joe (the Plumber) Wurzelbacher helps Reuters and others find "a good story" in Sderot, Israel. (Hint: he is "not the... More

“Just People Trying To Do The Best They Possibly Can”

Is how President Bush described the White House press corps to the White House press corps this morning at his... More

“Bending Elbows” With Bono

Bono, as Megan anticipated Friday, made his first appearance in yesterday's New York Times as a guest columnist. Rather than... 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


The 10 worst New Yorker longreads (Gawker)

“[A]pparently [Adam] Gopnik did not know you could bake fancy breads from France and other cultures. So he got his mom to teach him how to bake them. A fine anecdote, maybe, to tell a friend or a therapist. But in this case he wrote about it for the New Yorker, a magazine.”

Insufferable parenthetical asides, ranked (The Hairpin)

18. (strictly for the mise-en-scene)

You are now entering the demented kingdom of William T. Vollmann (TNR)

“Franzen tells a hilarious story of being a young writer in New York, meeting Vollmann, becoming fast friends, and inaugurating a draft swap. A while later, they exchanged work. Franzen gave Vollmann a dozen chiseled pages. Vollmann gave Franzen an entire novel.”

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