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Stewart and Maddow: Civilly Warring

Admittedly we’re a little behind the eight ball in posting this interview from last Thursday night’s Rachel Maddow Show, in... More

Sarah Palin’s Alaska. Not Just About Alaska?

Sarah Palin's Alaska debuted on TLC last night and this morning one can read in any number of places how... More

Parker/Palin

Turns out Parker/Spitzer is still on the air. And, heck, the show is even making news thanks to former governor,... More

IWMF Grant for Women in Digital Media

The International Women’s Media Foundation is awarding three grants of $20,000 each to female journalists “who aspire to be new... More

Peggy Noonan vindicated!

It would be too easy to write this off as your News of The Weird for the day. No way... More

Magic Wall Memories with John King

According to the New York Post’s Page Six—which keeps a close watch on media meltdowns—CNN’s John King let off some... More

Tucker Carlson: Agent Provocateur?

Looks like ex-MSNBC personality, bowtie fan, and current head of The Daily Caller Tucker Carlson wasn’t content to sit on... More

“Help, I Don’t Understand”

Bob Woodward plays the straight man himself to Ben Bradlee’s zany future-thinking exec in this new Washington Post video for... More

Yes, Virginia, it Really Was a Republican Plan

Sunday, the president admitted to Steve Kroft of CBS that the health reform law now known in the vernacular as... More

“Snapshots of a Time Before War”

"I was greeted by snapshots when I first entered Iraq in 2003," writes the New York Times's Marc Santora at... More

“Gut Feeling” Guides Pay-for-Play at Gawker

How does Gawker decide whether (and how much) to pay for a story, wondered Simon Owens over at TNW? Writes... More

Lauer’s “Tone” Landed Bush

Last week, Gary "Baba Booey" Dell'Abate and Buddy "The Cake Boss" Valastro talked about their new books (They Call Me... More

The News That Wasn’t

Fans of the late William Safire know that before he was a the New York Times Magazine “On Language” columnist,... More

Olbermann Isn’t Alone

Countdown host Keith Olbermann has just been indefinitely suspended for donating money to three Democratic campaigns, and thereby violating MSNBC... More

BBC Journalists’ Strike is On

Our colleagues across the pond have initiated a two-day strike over pension benefits, the AP reports. Some radio and TV... 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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Greg Marx discusses democracy and news with Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute

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