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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

Let the speculation begin!

From James Rainey’s column in today’s Los Angeles Times on Ira Glass and his radio show, This American Life: In... More

Oh, Sh__!

Take a look, folks, at how Politico’s effort to avoid offending our delicate sensibilities by blanking out most of a... More

The Times doubles up on Information Access

Yesterday The New York Times turned in two stories on news organizations’ recent usage of the Freedom of Information Act... More

Stop trolling your readers - We know you’re only doing it for clicks

Des Moines Register prepares for a ‘very stressful’ newsroom restructuring - Editor Amalie Nash speaks on turnover, transformation, and a virtual reality adventure

PBS pulls ads from Harper’s Magazine after critical essay - Piece argues public broadcaster has fallen under the sway of political influence and outside money

Should all journalists be on Twitter? - Reasons to take up or forgo the 140-character platform

The Tennessean is borrowing reporters from other Gannett papers - Music columnist Peter Cooper is latest journalist to part ways with Nashville paper


How one reporter copes inside the ‘Ebola bubble’ (BuzzFeed)

“Bring gloves to give nurses you meet at clinics, even if you’re there for a story. Get small change to give to the kids who have been out of school for months and are selling ground nuts for pitiful sums on the side of road. Hell, give them candy. Violate all the principles of ostensibly good aid stewardship, because the good stewardship of the developed world didn’t get help here in time, and now everyone is dying around you.”

Fake news sites using Facebook to spread Ebola panic (The Verge)

“These sites claim to be satirical but lack even incompetent attempts at anything resembling humor”

How Ben Bradlee dealt with flacks (Washington Post)

“I would like to be sure that you understand that we trust our editors’ news judgement and that we distrust yours”

Ben Bradlee, 93 (WaPo)

“From the moment he took over The Post newsroom in 1965, Mr. Bradlee sought to create an important newspaper that would go far beyond the traditional model of a metropolitan daily”

Bloggingheads

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

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