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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

New Press Angle: Obama Had It Right, After All

A little less than two weeks ago, I wrote a post noting the press’s love for stories about how the... More

Stop trolling your readers - We know you’re only doing it for clicks

Des Moines Register prepares for a ‘very stressful’ newsroom restructuring - Editor Amalie Nash speaks on turnover, transformation, and a virtual reality adventure

PBS pulls ads from Harper’s Magazine after critical essay - Piece argues public broadcaster has fallen under the sway of political influence and outside money

Should all journalists be on Twitter? - Reasons to take up or forgo the 140-character platform

The Tennessean is borrowing reporters from other Gannett papers - Music columnist Peter Cooper is latest journalist to part ways with Nashville paper


High Times hits middle age (NYMag)

After 40 years, every issue still features a weed centerfold

Lawmakers on why they’re mired in place (Esquire)

Mark Warren “spoke with 90 members of the House and Senate about what’s gone so wrong in Congress. Sometimes it got a little emotional.”

My childhood friend, the ISIS jihadist (Mashable)

How a young Danish man turned extremist

What it’s like to carry a Nobel Prize through Fargo (SciAm)

“And they’re like, ‘Uhhhh. Who gave this to you?’ ‘The King of Sweden.’ ‘Why did he give this to you?’ ‘Because I helped discover the expansion rate of the universe was accelerating.’”

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

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