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In Other Angles: Blame Brooks’s “Big Hair”

With The Guardian owning the “expensive, risky, time-consuming, stressful—and indispensable” investigative reporting related to the phone hacking scandal, as Dean... More

New Jersey Politics: Not So Much Like National Politics

A word to national political reporters looking to find broader meaning in Chris Christie’s dealings with New Jersey Democrats, or... More

Kurtz: Let He Who is Without…

Howard Kurtz returns to the pages of the Washington Post with a guest column reminding readers that the News of... More

Water keeps rising in NOTW scandal

Archie Bland, foreign editor of The Independent, and author of an excellent and prescient piece for CJR on the News... More

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

Hey millionaire tech bros: Have patience with the editorial process - Chris Hughes probably wanted to enable great journalism at first. Then the dust settled and before you know it, he’s shaking everything up again

Serial creators don’t know what will happen to Adnan Syed - New developments in his legal case suggest that the outcome is wide open

Price hike at UC Berkeley’s journalism school - Governing body approves additional fee of $7,500 starting 2016

Will Denver really have a newspaper war? - As a billionaire floats reviving the Rocky Mountain News, The Denver Post might buckle its chin strap

FOIA reform dies while the press looked the other way - RIP Improvement Act of 2014


The traffic lure of outrage (Slate)

“I didn’t become a journalist to peddle indignation on Facebook. But it sells—the page views don’t lie.”

NBC news producer’s sons were in the besieged school in Peshawar (NBCnews.com)

“I remained silent and didn’t know what to say — I know how such attacks on schools usually end”

Hero mom calls into CSPAN to berate her arguing pundit sons (WaPo)

“This was not planned. She called in on the normal line.”

Dick Cheney doesn’t want to call it torture but the media doesn’t have to follow (Vox)

“People deserve to know that the American government (proudly!) did things that in any other context are called torture”

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