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The Afternoon Beast

A quick Dart and Laurel to Tina Brown’s online mag. Laurel first. The Daily Beast has just run an... More

Accessory to the Candidate

In anticipation of Florida's primary day, August 24, the St. Petersburg Times on Sunday helped acquaint readers with the wives... More

More Songs For Amanpour

One TV critic's "panache and briskness" is another's "shrill and showy." Some of the very things that the New York... More

Christiane, I wrote you a song

Among the many Christiane Amanpour tidbits doing the rounds in the lead-up to her debut on This Week Sunday, we... More

Karzai’s About-Face in the NYT

On Tuesday, a New York Times front page story, “Leaks Add to Pressure on White House Over Strategy,” followed up... More

Obama on The View (On Afghanistan, On Snooki)

For anyone, like me, who happens not to right now be watching (and/or Twittering about), President Obama on The View... More

What We Need is a “Slow News Movement”

Walter Shapiro over at Politics Daily considers how quickly the Shirley Sherrod hackjob spread, viruslike, from Breitbart to Fox News... More

“I’m here to tell you what it’s like to be a reporter at Guantanamo.”

McClatchy is offering a very worth reading commentary, adapted from a speech recently given by The Miami Herald's Carol Rosenberg... More

For CNN: The “What Glenn Beck Said” Show

Nancy Franklin On Television in the current New Yorker: Everyone, it seems, is a media hound and a media watchdog... More

The Summer of Alvin Greene?

"People who write about Alvin Greene are going to get clicked on," [Democratic operative Wyeth] Ruthven explains to Politico's Jonathan... More

Be Joy Behar (What Would You Ask Obama?)

A "non-traditional news show” is how the White House describes ABC's The View, in explaining to the New York Times's... More

Blog Reax to WikiLeaks’s Leak (Afghan War’s Pentagon Papers?)

Once you’ve finished reading the 90,000-plus mostly classified Afghanistan-related U.S. military documents brought to you by WikiLeaks, you can read... More

Daniel Schorr, 1916-2010

Daniel Schorr, the legendary CBS newsman who reinvented himself as an analyst and commentator for CNN and NPR, died this... More

NYT Reports on Gitmo Press Access Dispute

Jeremy Peters of The New York Times reports today on an ongoing struggle between press outlets and the Pentagon: After... More

Politico’s Memory Hole Grows Deeper

Over at Slate, Jeremy Singer-Vine has just published the results of a three-week study on how often Politico modifies major... 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

Are female journalists up to the job of a Jill Abramson interview? - Reporters avoid unflattering discussion about her firing

How to check if that viral video is true - Journalists don’t always verify user-generated content, so readers need to learn how to verify what they see online

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

Brick by brick - After years of shrinking ambition at The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos has the paper thinking global domination


Insufferable parenthetical asides, ranked (The Hairpin)

18. (strictly for the mise-en-scene)

You are now entering the demented kingdom of William T. Vollmann (TNR)

“Franzen tells a hilarious story of being a young writer in New York, meeting Vollmann, becoming fast friends, and inaugurating a draft swap. A while later, they exchanged work. Franzen gave Vollmann a dozen chiseled pages. Vollmann gave Franzen an entire novel.”

39 pieces of advice for journalists and writers of color (BuzzFeed)

“Make yourself indispensable. Dispel any rumors, however quiet, that you are just there for a ‘quota’”

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