Thursday, July 31, 2014. Last Update: Thu 3:20 PM EST

The Kicker

“We felt a lot better once we got back to camp and had a cup of tea.”

Here's some captivating video of what it's like to come under fire when embedded on patrol in Afghanistan from Stuart... More

If Democrats do not contribute to the Greg Marx Retirement Fund, midterms will be costly

I’m not going to attempt to dissect each of the arguments made by Patrick Caddell and Douglas Schoen in their... More

A Late Arrival to the Party

Over at Politico, Mike Calderone reports that The Washington Post will be stepping up its Tea Party coverage. Local writers... More

Limiting Sunshine

Florida quite famously has one of the nation's most expansive public records access laws. And it's not uncommon for such... More

Said What?

The perils of relying on prepared remarks. HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius appeared before a group of insurance executives today, ready... More

Remembering Where People Get Their News

Riffing off of Kevin Drum’s post about Terry McDermott’s cover story about Fox News in the latest CJR (which you... More

Joe the Plumber, You’ve Got Company

In an entirely unsurprising development, Charlie Crist is trying to capitalize on the Marco Rubio haircut story to claim the... More

More Fun With Headlines

Earlier today, Clint flagged this gem of headline word-smithery. Well, here is another chuckler, noteworthy for the very lack of... More

RadarOnline, Consider Yourself Warned

At The Monkey Cage, John Sides flags the fascinating Above the Law item that details how those short-lived "John Roberts... More

Rent a Newspaper Flack

Print subscribers to the Los Angeles Times awoke this morning to find this where the front page—you know, the one... More

I Heart T-Shirts About Journalism

For all you journalists out there who can get away with wearing T-shirts to work. More

Ripe Headline

Here's how the the Kansas City Star's Crime Scene KC blog headlined a post about a man heading to prison... More

How Will the End of Print Affect Old Loons Who Hoard Newspapers?

Count on my old friends at the Onion News Network to ask the really tough questions: How Will The End... More

China Daily has set up its biggest team yet to cover this important event.”

What important event, you ask? Some industrial scandal? Unrest in western provinces? Nope. The important event worthy of full court... More

Statement, no longer operative

This morning's print New York Times carried the following paragraphs in an article on whether or not Congressman Charlie Rangel... 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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