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Reservations about Resveratrol

There is in the science press a kind of gene-of-the-month club for disease cures in which scientists discover that promoting... More

Philadelphia Will Do

As insignificant magazine charticles go, New York magazine’s Approval Matrix is fine by me. Each week the editors cobble together... More

The Election’s Meaning Has Never Been Clearer

Today’s New York Times: “Democrats to Use Election to Push Agenda in Congress” Today’s Politico: “Election result: Red-state Dems worried,... More

TPM Launches “NewsStream”

More from the 'The River of News Is Upon Us' department: Talking Points Memo has rolled out "TPM NewsStream," an... More

Schmidt on Hyperpersonalization, Google’s Responsibility to the News Industry, Bloggers’ Moms

Google CEO Eric Schmidt gave a press conference in Cambridge, MA yesterday, and Nieman Lab's Zach Seward was on-hand to... More

McSweeney’s Newspaper Issue: 380 Pages of Postmodern Pizazz

Behold, the San Francisco Panorama--aka McSweeney's issue #33, aka the eleven-year-old literary magazine's packaging of its content as a Bay... More

The Awl Has ‘Special Correspondent for Slate’s Counterintuitiveness’

His name is Cord Jefferson. His column is called, wittily, "et alS." None of that is a joke. More

“The Answer Will Be a Social One, Worked out Tacitly over Time”

One of the luxuries of the Web is seeing an idea you've written about emended and expanded by another writer.... More

Waiting on the Shield Law

The Society of Professional Journalists has just put out a press release announcing their backing (with some reservations) of the... More

When Newsweek Met Oil Lobby

Talking Points Memo rakes the media's muck yet again. This time, Marshall's marshals over at TPMuckraker investigate an "Executive Forum,"... More

“The Citizen News Network, the Postmodern Panopticon…”

Colby Cosh, the Menckenesque commentator, blogger, and columnist for Canada's National Post, has a nice--and Meckenesque--piece on the subject of... More

A Lost Taste of Tito

Yesterday the Daily Beast posted drafts of victory/concession night speeches Sarah Palin had intended to deliver one year ago—had she... More

Tweets Hispanoparlantes

Back in October, Twitter announced a translation project, soliciting the help of users to expand Twitter by making the site... More

NYT’s New Developer: She’s a Lady

So the guys responsible for such crowd-pleasing, cutting-edge New York Times Web features as The Guantanamo Docket, Health Care Conversations,... More

Off-Year Election Night: the Most Magical Evening in All the Year

Off-year election day--otherwise known as The Day in Which the American Public, Led by Its Media, Engages in Political Hyperbole... 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


A First Look update (First Look Media)

“[R]ather than immediately launching a large collection of digital ‘magazines’ based on strong, expert journalists with their own followings, as we imagined earlier, we’ll begin by building out the two we’ve started and then explore adding new ones as we learn”

The White House deploys minders to interviews all the time (WaPo)

“Almost every officially sanctioned exchange between reporters and the proverbial ‘senior administration officials’ is conducted in the presence of a press staffer”

The down-and-dirty history of TMZ (BuzzFeed)

“TMZ’s real engine — what defines its mission, what legitimizes it and sets it apart — is a unique and controversial mix of scandal mongering and investigative journalism”

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.”

Bloggingheads

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

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