Thursday, July 31, 2014. Last Update: Thu 3:20 PM EST

The Kicker

A kingmaker for the invisible primary

Yesterday, we published an interview I conducted with Hans Noel, co-author of the 2008 book The Party Decides: Presidential Nominations... More

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

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

Journalists subpoenaed in ‘pink-slime’ suit - BPI wants emails from NYT’s Michael Moss, public-health lawyer Michele Simon, and others

Bloomberg struggles to break out of the box - Justin Smith’s ambitious digital transformation hits some bumps

The Grand Dame of Florida reporting has retired twice, but she’s still causing trouble - A conversation with the Tampa Bay Times’ Lucy Morgan

Embedded with the Koch brothers - Hometown reporters get rare access to the media-shy oilmen, with mixed results


The 60-second interview: Marty Baron (Capital New York)

CAPITAL: I just noticed that the most-read story right now on your website is an aggregated piece about a Russian lizard sex station in space. BARON: [Laughs] Is that right?

Your iPhone can now make free encrypted calls (Wired)

The beginning of the end of burner phones?

The new face of Richard Norris (GQ)

“‘Richard?’ I say. ‘Richard?’ I shove his shoulder and nothing happens. He is dead. He is on my watch and he is dead. I hear gurgling. Breathing. He’s on my watch and he is not dead.”

How to be a decent entertainment reporter (Eric Danton)

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

Bloggingheads

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

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