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The Kicker

Kind of Like George Washington Joining MoveOn.org…

That great sonic boom you might have heard yesterday evening? It wasn't a space shuttle re-entering the earth's atmosphere, or... More

Cosmo…Not?

More from the annals of unironic-but-on-the-other-hand-immensely-ironic Media Outlet Self-Parody: This is, to be clear, the actual cover of the actual... More

Video: Jim O’Shea Discusses the Chicago News Cooperative

After yesterday's announcement of the Chicago News Cooperative--and of the new network's deal to share content with The New York... More

Strange Days We’re Living In

David Brooks has been generally charitable toward Barack Obama, but still, it’s a bit of a surprise to see the... More

“Who’s Hotter? (PHOTOS)”

Guess which news outlet produced the following headline: "Marge Simpson's Playboy Vs. Other Playboy Cover Models: Who's Hotter? (PHOTOS)"? Yes.... More

What Rohde Didn’t Say

With, as Megan noted, the publication of the final pieces of David Rohde’s first person retelling of his seven-month captivity... More

Ladies and Gentlemen…the White House Press Corps

Last week, I wrote about Karaoke in the Capitol, the Spectacular Spectacular which promised to be--in addition to 'glad-handing power... More

Another Green Jobs Initiative, Nipped in the Bud?

Talk about a high response rate. Westword editor Patricia Calhoun describes the onslaught--of resumes and media attention--that followed after the... More

Scozzafava Justly Called Out

Earlier this week, Dede Scozzafava, a Republican state representative facing off with a Democrat and a third party Conservative candidate... More

Say Hello to…The Chicago News Cooperative

While there's much disagreement about the future of news--what it should look like, whom it should cater to, how it... More

“If I want to learn about the indignities suffered by radical Muslims, I know where to look.”

David Rohde: reporter, former captive...and Taliban sympathizer? In a section in her New York Post column entitled "Read it in... More

Max Boot’s Unusual Argument about Afghanistan

Matthew Yglesias beat me to the point, but Max Boot’s op-ed in today’s New York Times makes a really curious... More

End of the Rhode

The final installment of New York Times reporter David Rohde's gripping story of his captivity with the Taliban--in which he... More

“Tell the Sandwich Artists: This One’s on WaPo

Hear ye, hear ye, Prospective Pundits Throughout the Land! Today is the last day to apply to take part in... More

‘Political Reporters are Momentum Junkies’

At Slate, Timothy Noah wonders why The Washington Post gave prominent play to a fairly modest boost in polling support... More

Hey millionaire tech bros: Have patience with the editorial process - Chris Hughes probably wanted to enable great journalism at first. Then the dust settled and before you know it, he’s shaking everything up again

Serial creators don’t know what will happen to Adnan Syed - New developments in his legal case suggest that the outcome is wide open

Price hike at UC Berkeley’s journalism school - Governing body approves additional fee of $7,500 starting 2016

Will Denver really have a newspaper war? - As a billionaire floats reviving the Rocky Mountain News, The Denver Post might buckle its chin strap

FOIA reform dies while the press looked the other way - RIP Improvement Act of 2014


The traffic lure of outrage (Slate)

“I didn’t become a journalist to peddle indignation on Facebook. But it sells—the page views don’t lie.”

NBC news producer’s sons were in the besieged school in Peshawar (NBCnews.com)

“I remained silent and didn’t know what to say — I know how such attacks on schools usually end”

Hero mom calls into CSPAN to berate her arguing pundit sons (WaPo)

“This was not planned. She called in on the normal line.”

Dick Cheney doesn’t want to call it torture but the media doesn’t have to follow (Vox)

“People deserve to know that the American government (proudly!) did things that in any other context are called torture”

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