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MSNBC: “Not The President…”

Narrating a cable news live shot waiting for something to happen -- any minute now!-- isn't easy. One must remain... More

Unremarked

Last Wednesday, General Jim Jones spoke before the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Just after thanking his hosts for... More

LAT’s Dwyre: “A Housewife Got The Real [Pat Tillman] Story”

After watching the soon-to-be-released documentary, The [Pat] Tillman Story, LA Times sports columnist Bill Dwyre felt "mortified" and "ashamed" of... More

A Teaser So Nice They Used It Twice

Score one for the awards-are-meaningless crowd: the good folks at the American Society of Magazine Editors, having already decided that... More

All Together Now: Ayva-Fiat-Yogurt-Merkel!

It's been about a week since that Icelandic volcano whateveritscalled has been busy shutting down European airspace and bringing us... More

Economic Indicator: Tonal Shift in Spam Email!

Need more reassurance than Tim Geithner declaring the economy is "getting stronger, faster," as he did just this morning on... More

D.C.’s “Most Popular Friend:” Mark Halperin Mike Allen

You can now read, at nytimes.com, Mark Leibovich's how's-he-do-it? profile of Politico's Mike Allen and Allen's Very Important Morning Email... More

Pleading with a fifth

And now for a payment-for-access story from another era of journalism: Let Ralph Morse, then a photographer for Life, tell... More

It’s Not About You, NYT

The kicker to the New York Times's obit yesterday for the renowned "narcissism expert," James F. Masterson: Dr. Masterson became... More

Gizmodo’s iPhone story and Checkbook Journalism

Today we learn that not one but two media companies with some of the most top-secret-hush-hush internal practices out there,... More

TOTES HuffPo

Yesterday saw the premier of "HuffPost Hill" a new email blast from the Huffington Post that promises to be, according... More

A King in the White House?

"Is Larry King's CNN Reign Nearing Its End?" wonders Tom Shales in today's Washington Post, noting that Larry King Live's... More

Great National Reporters Thinking Alike

Via Twitter, CNN political producer Peter Hamby shares these nuggets about a conference call this morning with reporters, Marco Rubio... More

No We Scan’t

Carl Malamud, the always serious but never boring man behind Public.Resource.Org, a California non-profit which has made countless pages of... More

Dare Not Know His Name

Today an indictment was revealed in a Maryland federal court charging Thomas A. Drake, a former official with the National... 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

Journalists subpoenaed in ‘pink-slime’ suit - BPI wants emails from NYT’s Michael Moss, public-health lawyer Michele Simon, and others

Bloomberg struggles to break out of the box - Justin Smith’s ambitious digital transformation hits some bumps

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

Embedded with the Koch brothers - Hometown reporters get rare access to the media-shy oilmen, with mixed results


The 60-second interview: Marty Baron (Capital New York)

CAPITAL: I just noticed that the most-read story right now on your website is an aggregated piece about a Russian lizard sex station in space. BARON: [Laughs] Is that right?

Your iPhone can now make free encrypted calls (Wired)

The beginning of the end of burner phones?

The new face of Richard Norris (GQ)

“‘Richard?’ I say. ‘Richard?’ I shove his shoulder and nothing happens. He is dead. He is on my watch and he is dead. I hear gurgling. Breathing. He’s on my watch and he is not dead.”

How to be a decent entertainment reporter (Eric Danton)

“Here’s how not to suck at it: Don’t write like an entertainment reporter”

Bloggingheads

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

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