Wednesday, September 03, 2014. Last Update: Tue 3:20 PM EST

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More Prepping for POTUS’s Presser

Building off Liz’s post below, it’s worth noting that Politico’s Josh Gerstein and Carol E. Lee have put together their... More

Press Conference To-Do Lists (“Show Us The Anger!”)

With President Obama scheduled to hold a press conference in about an hour, the Washington Post's Karen Tumulty has a... More

Massa in the movies?

Just when you thought the only thing left to come of the Congressman Massa resignation (the one that brought us... More

Attention! Pay No More to Palin?

Author and reporter Joe McGinniss has apparently rented the house next door to Sarah Palin's in Wasilla, Alaska, the better... More

Santorum Cracks the Code to Getting Coverage

Rick Santorum, the former two-term Republican Senator from Pennsylvania and current Fox News contributor and Philadelphia Inquirer columnist, was... More

Stung Out

Apparently now that the is-she-actually-a-lesbian discussion has been ruled dilatory, journalists have decided to focus on the one kinda minority... More

Rural Voters for Halter: The New CW in ARSen

We’ve noted a couple times here, in the wake of the Democratic Senate primary in Arkansas, that the vote breakdown... More

How Blogs and Social Media Agendas Relate To Traditional, Oh To Hell With It

Yesterday, the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism released another of their comprehensive and fascinating research reports on... More

“She Sat With Her Legs Ajar…”

... is what the Washington Post's Style columnist -- yes, Robin Givhan (of I see Clinton cleavage fame)-- wants you... More

Kurtz on Todd (Again)

It's been almost exactly two years since Howard Kurtz's last profile of (MS)NBC's Chuck Todd. Back in May 2008, Kurtz... More

Excuse Me, Miss. Your Sue Grafton Novel is Jamming the Plane’s Electronic Signals

Sometimes iPads, Kindles and Nooks just don't fly. As reported by a friend, the following is an actual announcement made... More

The Novak Files

Yesterday, The Washington Post ran an article on the late Robert Novak's FBI files. It turns out that in the... More

A Challenge from the Left? ‘Halter Doesn’t Play It That Way’

I’ve been pushing the point over the last couple days that the national media, in covering the Arkansas Senate primary,... More

Two Paths to Twitter Cash

The current print issue of CJR includes a profile—online today!—of the music critic Christopher Weingarten by Justin Peters. In addition... More

A Few Good Book Reviews

The Washington Monthly just published its spring books issue, and it's a good one. Disclaimers abound here: I used to... More

Q&A: An Apple critic with plenty to say - John Siracusa’s legendary - and lengthy - Apple reviews reach their 15th year

Why one editor won’t run any more op-eds by the Heritage Foundation’s top economist - A reply to Paul Krugman on state taxes and job growth made some incorrect claims

4 topics John Oliver explained more clearly than television news - The political satirist brings explainer comedy to HBO viewers

Michael Brown shooting and the crimes journalists choose as newsworthy - Examining why black suspects are covered at a greater proportion than they commit crimes

GOP-backed fake news sites target Dems in congressional races - - Unlike The Onion and other satire sites, the goal is to fool voters, not make them laugh


New WaPo publisher (WaPo)

The departure of Katharine Weymouth ends eight decades of Graham family leadership

The impact of watching executions (PSmag)

“[E]xecutions, even for people who support capital punishment, and even when the criminals being put to death evoke little personal sympathy because of the nature of their crimes, take a toll on witnesses”

Times of India demands employee social media passwords (Quartz)

The company will possess log-in information and will be free to post any material to the account without journalists’ knowledge

Reconnecting with a story source, 17 years later (Hartford Courant)

“People who say reporters exploit people? You are right, we do. We parachute into people’s lives, sidle up, convince them that we care — and then disengage when the story is over. But that doesn’t mean we don’t connect, in a genuine way.”

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