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A Political Scientist Encounters Quote Bubble Journalism

Henry Farrell, a professor of political science at George Washington University and a blogger at both Crooked Timber and The... More

Small Change

The Wall Street Journal team that’s been looking into the use and abuse of Congressional perks has a story today... More

Do Articles About Toxins Causing Autism Cause Hysteria? They Don’t Have To.

New York Times op-ed columnist Nicholas Kristof's recent piece discussing a study showing a possible link between chemicals in the... More

Ace Ventura, Whale Detective

Today The New York Times had an unintentionally hilarious story examining the intentions of a killer whale involved in a... More

Competing Takes on Today’s Summit

Coverage of the morning session of today's big health care summit focuses, unsurprisingly, on how the assembled political worthies are... More

Breaking Up With Newspapers; A Love Story

The manufactured pomp and circumstance of Valentine's Day has come and gone but this essay, written by Mimi Johnson, the... More

An Unfortunate Analogy

In Howard Kurtz’s Monday Media Notes column in The Washington Post today comes word that the Church of Scientology has... More

A Transparency ‘Victory’ Lap?

This morning's Politico Playbook brings word that the Obama administration will pick a series of policy initiatives highlighting the White... More

“The cute little program, which will be produced without any help from any grown-ups…”

Made for each other: Good Morning America and...The Onion. "NEW YORK—Saying they were bored and there was nothing fun to... More

Heckling the Times

It's interesting to hear the reaction that Tucker Carlson gets when he defends the New York Times's commitment to accuracy... More

Watch It Live: “paidContent 2010” Conference

Today in New York City, paidContent is convening a group of media-business leaders to discuss the state--and the future--of financed... More

BREAKING: Stephen Colbert Reads Cat Fancy

It's a great world we live in, folks, that would produce an image like the one below. It is presented... More

Meltdown

As the Northeast digs and melts its way out from feet of snow, now seems like a fine time to... More

Tunku’s Silly Lists

Tunku Varadarajan’s lists in The Daily Beast of the top twenty-five “most influential journalists” on the right and on the... More

More on Politics and the Economy

A short follow-up to my “It’s Still the Economy, Stupid” piece from earlier this week: John Sides, whose post on... 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


The 10 worst New Yorker longreads (Gawker)

“[A]pparently [Adam] Gopnik did not know you could bake fancy breads from France and other cultures. So he got his mom to teach him how to bake them. A fine anecdote, maybe, to tell a friend or a therapist. But in this case he wrote about it for the New Yorker, a magazine.”

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.”

Bloggingheads

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

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