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The Sims: Jon Stewart Rally Edition

Wow. Taiwan’s NMA.tv is at it again, tackling the upcoming Jon Stewart rally in spectacular Sims-like animated fashion. As Mediaite... More

“My photographer just got shot, so I’m Skyping…”

It's tempting to view the below spoof video, where the staff of Dallas Fox affiliate KDFW goofs around on social... More

Greenwald Gets It on WikiLeaks Coverage

Salon media critic Glenn Greenwald hammers at a point we mentioned in our first read of the WikiLeaks coverage on... More

A Bloomberg Shaggy Dog FOIA story

Bloomberg's Bob Ivry has an update on a FOIA request lauched by his late colleague Mark Pittman. The portrayal of... More

U.S. Corporate Interest and the Chamber of Secrets

The New York Times has a front page story today about some sizable corporate donations to the U.S. Chamber of... More

What to Do When Commenters Attack?

On the occasion of the Portland Press Herald debacle (about which more here), Poynter’s Damon Kiesow has a great roundup... More

High Times

Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez had an interesting journalist-as-subject piece in that paper on Wednesday—an enviable assignment for some... More

Rent Is Too Damn High: The Website

The world met Jimmy McMillan Monday night at the New York gubernatorial debate—he of the simple message and the complex... More

AP’s Sequera Wins Prize for Chile Exclusives

Among the thousand-plus journalists who descended on Chile’s “Camp Hope” for the miners’ rescue were thirty-three journalists from the Associated... More

NPR’s Williams Mistake

In the kind of gut-reaction age in which Octavia Nasr and Rick Sanchez were given the boot for speaking... More

Francesa Takes on Fox

Yesterday, an epic sports reporter took the role of a legitimate local journalist, when Mike Francesa, of WFAN, interviewed Fox... More

Political Reporting Deep Thought of the Day

Do "the gloves" ever not "come off" during a political debate or in the weeks just before an election? (And... More

The Guardian Makes Budget Cuts Fun

Well, not really. But a new online tool from The Guardian makes it fun to learn just how hard it... More

Outdated Promotional Material, Volume One

Found in the office this afternoon, circa (I think) 2000/2001: I guess "CJR: Ladder to Nowhere" doesn't have the same... More

Michelle and Barack: Out of Fashion

You know president Obama’s approval numbers are in a bad way when the fashion press turns on him. Trade mag... More

Reporters fail to capture implications of pension provision - A ‘big shift’ tucked into the spending bill goes under-examined

The New Republic: A public trust or a business? - How Chris Hughes turned a 100-year-old publication into a “product”

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

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

The problem with sharing uncredited photos - “Just because you put something on the internet does not give people the right to steal it”


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”

Bloggingheads

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

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