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The Kicker

An Inside Look at Huckabee and Clemency

The murder of four Seattle-area police officers has, beyond the immediate tragedy, turned in to a major political headache for... More

The FTC to the Rescue!

The Federal Trade Commission is holding a meeting today and tomorrow on the future of journalism. (No need to re-check... More

The White House and Politico: Enough to Make You [Sic]

As Greg mentioned last night, Politico—or, you know, “the POLITICO”—has published a particularly Politicobnoxious piece entitled “7 stories Barack Obama... More

Stay Classy, 1938 Style

Of all the way to address Salahi-gate, Henry Morgenthau III's reminiscence in today's New York Times has to be the... More

The Story Obama Should Really Be Worried About

I’ve had John Harris’s piece in today’s Politico—“7 stories Obama doesn’t want told”—sitting on my desk much of the day,... More

You Don’t Want To Know How This Sausage Is Made

The Washington Post has launched "Story Lab" a how-the-sausage-is-made glimpse behind the news and the first sausage they're making is... More

“For those who have paid for the privilege of being a journalist with their own blood”

The New Yorker's George Packer has a clear-eyed report from a recent fundraising dinner hosted by the Committee to Protect... More

A Dose of Reality for State Dinner Gate Crashers

Could America finally, maybe, please, be growing sick of reality television antics? The Balloon Boy-hoaxing Heene family of Colorado put... More

Meacham’s Piece: Not So Buzzworthy

Jumping off Megan’s critical comments on Jon Meacham’s piece in the latest Newsweek, here’s another thought: let’s say we don’t... More

A Clean Start at the NewsHour

It seems that no news organization, no matter how long they’ve been using their tried and true formula, is immune... More

“A Fresh, Ferocious Wave”

It's a rare thing for "discussion about the future of news" and "literary journalism" to co-exist in a single piece.... More

The Washington Post’s Priorities, Dinner-Crasher Edition

Pop quiz! How many Washington Post reporters contributed to this weekend's 1,800-word profile of State Dinner crashers and alleged Heenian... More

Rudy FAIL

Read along as The New York Observer’s Steve Kornacki applies a little egg to the Daily News’s face over... More

WaPo to Close NY, LA, Chicago Bureaus

Erik Wemple and Michael Calderone report that as of the end of this year, The Washington Post will close its... More

Newsom stays on the record

I have a lot of respect for local television reporters who can go in and conduct a really tight and... More

Q&A: An Apple critic with plenty to say - John Siracusa’s legendary - and lengthy - Apple reviews reach their 15th year

Why one editor won’t run any more op-eds by the Heritage Foundation’s top economist - A reply to Paul Krugman on state taxes and job growth made some incorrect claims

4 topics John Oliver explained more clearly than television news - The political satirist brings explainer comedy to HBO viewers

Michael Brown shooting and the crimes journalists choose as newsworthy - Examining why black suspects are covered at a greater proportion than they commit crimes

GOP-backed fake news sites target Dems in congressional races - - Unlike The Onion and other satire sites, the goal is to fool voters, not make them laugh


New WaPo publisher (WaPo)

The departure of Katharine Weymouth ends eight decades of Graham family leadership

The impact of watching executions (PSmag)

“[E]xecutions, even for people who support capital punishment, and even when the criminals being put to death evoke little personal sympathy because of the nature of their crimes, take a toll on witnesses”

Times of India demands employee social media passwords (Quartz)

The company will possess log-in information and will be free to post any material to the account without journalists’ knowledge

Reconnecting with a story source, 17 years later (Hartford Courant)

“People who say reporters exploit people? You are right, we do. We parachute into people’s lives, sidle up, convince them that we care — and then disengage when the story is over. But that doesn’t mean we don’t connect, in a genuine way.”

Bloggingheads

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

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