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The Hack that Broke the Camel’s Back

The scandal surrounding News Corp’s British tabloid News of the World and their practice of hacking into peoples’ voicemail accounts... More

An Underwhelming Bachmann “Gaffe”

Perhaps predictably, many in the media have latched onto presidential candidate Michele Bachmann’s latest gaffe, in which she apparently confused... More

Halperin Sorry for Calling President a “Dick”; Still Suspended

Speaking on MSNBC’s Morning Joe today, TIME editor-at-large and Beltway Terminator Mark Halperin said the president acted like “kind... More

CBSNews.com’s “United States of Influence” Tallies National Frustration

CBSNews.com today launched a new series titled, “United States of Influence,” which looks at why Americans feel so frustrated... More

It’s the Least CNN Could Do…

... name Jessica Yellin chief White House correspondent, after this back in '08: And another Yellin '08 flashback: remember when... More

Weekend at Di’s

Somebody dial 911. Quickly. There’s been a gas leak at the Newsbeast offices. There must have been. It is... More

Twitter for Newsrooms #tweetsizedreportingmanual

Twitter has today released a new resource called Twitter for Newsrooms, which journalists can find and play around with... More

The Forward Goes Daily, Again

The website for The Jewish Daily Forward has been revamped as part of a push to focus once... More

Wemple’s Blog Launches at WaPo Site

Flagging a welcome new addition to the media beat: Erik Wemple, formerly of the Washington City Paper and TBD.com, is... More

HuffPo’s Missing Gephardt Disclosure

Sebastian Jones, an editor at the liberal Washington Monthly, has shot a sharp dart at The Huffington Post for publishing... More

Times Series on Group-Home Abuses Gets Results

Danny Hakim’s report on a new agreement between New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state’s largest public-employee union contains... More

Risen’s gripping affidavit

Yesterday James Risen, one of The New York Times’s top national security reporters, filed an affidavit in a federal district... More

Yep, Time Has a GOP Primary “Bracket”

Joe Klein has the Time cover story this week—a smart if very Joe Klein-y take on the ideological posturing of... More

“This or That,” Circa 2007

CNN's John King, understandably, took some ribbing for his "this or that" series of questions during last night's Republican presidential... More

Newspaper Guild Calling on Freelancers for Survey

Rebecca Rosen Lum, chair of the Guild Freelancers Unit of The Newspaper Guild-CWA, has sent along some information about a... 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


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.”

39 pieces of advice for journalists and writers of color (BuzzFeed)

“Make yourself indispensable. Dispel any rumors, however quiet, that you are just there for a ‘quota’”

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