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Fake David Koch Calls Real Scott Walker

My headline basically says it all. Posing as the billionaire businessman and conservative-cause-funding David Koch (you may know him from... More

Judith Matloff on Lara Logan and Safety On the Beat: a CJR Podcast

This week, we heard the horrible news of the assault of Lara Logan, CBS News's chief foreign correspondent, in Cairo's... More

Lara Logan, Foreign Correspondents, and Sexual Abuse

On Tuesday came the chilling news from CBS News that chief foreign correspondent Lara Logan, while reporting a 60 Minutes... More

“Find Me The Oldest Dog”

The Daily’s editor in chief wants his newsroom to start producing some news, please. In a memo leaked to New... More

Premiere Plants

Well, here's a shocker: Some of the people who phone in to talk radio shows (that caller with the pitch-perfect... More

More on Current TV and Olbermann

Yesterday I wrote about Keith Olbermann’s move to Current TV, a move I argued was a touch depressing. One of... More

Nikki Finke: pretty blonde in a green Toyota. Who cares?

I am going to give The Daily the benefit of the doubt and assume that the woman in the “peppermint... More

Priceless: Representative Lee’s flexy photo

Gawker is claiming quite the coup today—a congressional revelation turned to a resignation in the span of yesterday afternoon. Some... More

Tea Party Review to Debut

I think it was the Sunday Styles that brought us together. I think it was the Week in Review Tea... More

Mercury News “Sponsored Bills” Reporter nominated for a Goldsmith

San Jose Mercury News reporter Karen de Sa has been nominated for the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting, annually handed... More

NYT Photographer Moises Saman Injured in Tunisia

The New York Times's Lens blog reports that photographer Moises Saman was "mildly injured" on Tuesday in Tunisia when six... More

Beltway Reacts to Passing of Meet the Press “Butler”

Today, the Washington Post profiles Saadalla Mohamed Aly, the "perenially tuxedoed butler" (no lie!) for NBC's Sunday morning political chat... More

Andrea Mitchell Crosses the Line

NBC’s Andrea Mitchell was bummed out yesterday on her show, Andrea Mitchell Reports, when Melody Barnes, director of the White... More

State of the Union, in a Word

Last night NPR asked listeners to describe President Obama's State of the Union address "in three words," and then ran... More

NYT On The LAT’s Community Relations Problem

The front page of Monday’s New York Times business page pays a backhanded compliment to its West Coast rival with... 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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