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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

No, Bill Clinton Doesn’t Wish He’d Been Assassinated

Here is a quote provided by Bill Clinton, discussing the vagaries of Life After Being President during a press conference... More

A Step Too Far?

The Los Angeles Times provoked gasps last April when it took the once-controversial idea of front page advertising one misstep... More

More Thoughts on Off-Year Elections

A few further thoughts re: my Campaign Desk post on how the media strains for meaning in off-year elections: First,... More

“The Huffington Post Is Truly a Creature of Its Medium”

The Economist's Democracy in America blog chats up Dan Froomkin about White House coverage, the perils of attempted objectivity, and... More

Shoe Leather (New Balance 587 Running Shoes Edition)

In our New Media Landscape, populated as it is by species struggling for survival, the most endangered species of all... 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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