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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

A Story in Screen Shots: Cable News Covers Lohan

A chronological summary, in screen shots, of the cable news coverage of Lindsay Lohan reporting to the Beverly Hills Municipal... More

Knight-Batten Innovation Award Winners Announced

The Knight-Batten Awards for Innovations in Journalism were announced on the J-Lab site on Monday. The $10,000 grand prize goes... More

The Young and The Burned Out

The "state of the media business these days," writes the New York Times's Jeremy W. Peters, is "frantic and fatigued."... More

Oil spill, climate coverage drive growth at Mother Jones

Science and environment coverage, often marginalized in daily newspapers and news magazines, has helped drive exceptional growth at Mother Jones... More

It’s Morning in “Top Secret America”

The Washington Post rolls out its significant "Top Secret America" project today, a public records-based investigation of America's post-9/11 national... More

New Magazines and Books to Launch on iPad

Although I am loath to give Richard Branson any more publicity than he already gets, I was intrigued to read... More

Service Journalism

The Springfield Illinois State Journal-Register has clipped some of the most salacious (in this context, that's a synonym for "fun")... More

That Word Does Not Mean What You Think It Means

Sheryl Gay Stolberg has a “news analysis” in today’s New York Times that takes up the same subject as that... More

“Hi, welcome to this esteemed mainstream media institution.”

If you haven't seen this video, "Working for the MSM: Day One," produced using the xtranormal text-to-movie Web site, do... More

BBC for Us!

BBC is today launching an original U.S. news Web site! (When Jay Rosen met with BBC execs, he tweets, he... 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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