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Sentences I Did Not Expect to Read Today

David Brooks, in this morning's Times: "I support the Weak and Feckless Approach." More

Knight Puts Contests in Context (and Vice Versa)

The Knight News Challenge may be one of the most exciting new traditions in journalism...but it can also be one... More

The Enquirer Makes a Bid for a Pulitzer

Well, this is kind of interesting. From Howie Kurtz: The executive editor of the National Enquirer says he plans to... More

Don’t Forget to Tip Your Server…

Facebook gets its own data center in gorgeous Prineville, Oregon. More

Yes, But Are They on Twitter?

The front page of today’s New York Times features an Alissa Rubin piece about how Taliban leaders are responding to... More

The Post Responds to TNR

Today in media world gossip: Donald Graham, chairman of The Washington Post Company, responds to The New Republic’s recent critical... More

Another Take on the Health Care Debate

As the debate over the roots of Democratic woes continues, David Brady, Daniel Kessler, and Douglas Rivers take to the... More

Obama Interprets the Election

Earlier this afternoon, I flagged the divergent analyses of the Massachusetts Senate election offered by John Judis and John Sides.... More

More on the Meaning of Mass.

My Campaign Desk column today about why we shouldn’t lend too much credence to those analysis pieces about the meaning... More

Most Confusing Headline Of The Week

In an effort to cram in all the sordid details of a terrible crime, The Daily News gives us this... More

‘The Most Inaccessible Story I Have Ever Covered’

At The Huffington Post, Danny Shea writes up an interview with Bill Hemmer, who arrived in Port-au-Prince yesterday to cover... More

More From the Journal on Dodd and Reform

Last week, as various press outlets tried to gauge the meaning of Chris Dodd’s upcoming retirement for financial regulatory reform,... More

Administration says Open Gov Directive on track

With about a week to go before their first deadline, the Obama administration is saying that the Open Government Directive,... More

Tragedy’s Thousand Words

The past couple of days have produced prose, describing scenes from Haiti, that has been nauseating and heartbreaking in equal... More

A Tasty Morsel

Just a week after the New York Times cafeteria was closed down for a day after several employees reported food... More

Why won’t journalists ask Bill Cosby the tough questions? - Sexual assault charges are hardly ever mentioned to the TV star

Knoxville’s alt-weekly wasn’t losing money. It got shut down anyway - Scripps pulls the plug on Metro Pulse in favor of an entertainment supplement for the local daily

Chuck Todd’s Obama book says more about the author than it does about the president - ‘The Stranger’ underscores a broader problem with the way we cover politics

Beware labeling Pope Francis a liberal - Political boxes like liberal/conservative and evolutionist/creationist miss his real significance

The Virginian-Pilot produces a breakthrough investigation amid layoffs - Reporter John Holland discusses how the story came together, newsroom cutbacks, and colleagues who cover for each other


Which media outlets use ‘illegal immigrant’? (Fusion)

“[I]n spite of all the good reasons not to use the phrase, it is still very easy to find in the US press, even in headlines”

Jack Shafer on losing his job (Capital New York)

“Right now, my immediate plan is to go to work as a lay therapist at The Intercept to bring the healing there so John Cook and Matt Taibbi can return. I have great interpersonal skills.”

On outlets that continue to call unknown drone victims ‘militants’ (The Intercept)

“Like the US drone program itself, this deceitful media practice continues unabated”

UNITY’s convention is no more (All Digitocracy)

“The organization’s board of directors decided that UNITY will no longer host the quadrennial conferences for which it had become known”

Bloggingheads

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

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