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Chris Matthews: Trolling for Insight

Chris Matthews was in rare Matthewsian form in his coverage of Obama's Afghanistan speech last night. To wit, courtesy of... More

Crouching Tiger…

So one of the more mystifying aspects of the Tiger Woods story has been the fact that so much of... More

When Tiger Updates Cry Wolf

In the aftermath of TigerGate--or HydrantGate or SpurnedSwedeGate or DriverGate or whatever we're calling it--many in the media have been... More

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

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”

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