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HuffPo Beats WaPo

The Huffington Post has made a practice of poaching writers from The Washington Post. Now, Team Arianna is adding insult... More

All Obama, All the Time

The chatter about the potential political consequences of our president’s “overexposure” is mostly pointless, but still—the media’s appetite for Obama-related... More

WaPo’s Facebook Fixation

When I saw this story about twenty-somethings who (gasp!) don’t use Facebook featured on The Washington Post Web site this... More

A Media Matters Falsehood

Media Matters, which has been working with immigration reform group America’s Voice on a “Drop Dobbs” campaign, sent out a... More

“Did the Boy Fall out Along the Way, or Is This Part of Some Hoax?”

The fate of Falcon Heene, the six-year-old boy believed to have been trapped in a homemade hot-air balloon launched from... More

Columbia Journalism Review Announces First Ever “Encore” Fellowship for Journalists

We'd like to share a little good news with you, good news for us and for our readers. Thanks to... More

Helen Thomas: “Because I’m So Sassy.”

On the occasion of the release of her latest book, legendary White House correspondent Helen Thomas sits down for an... More

Gawker Media, Potential-for-Discursive-Dysentery Edition

I'm actually pretty excited about the Gawker-led experiment with Open Forums that I wrote about earlier today: it will be... More

WaPo Profile: Dunn Good

It fails to answer, in any concrete way, the biggest question: why, oh why, did she come out so harshly... More

A Ham Handed Pairing

Slate’s media critic Jack Shafer has put together a nice collection of contemporary New York magazine covers that, he writes,... More

Joe Lieberman, What Have You Wrought?

The groan-worthy headline on a story by Patrick O'Connor and Chris Frates in Politico today: "No Snowementum: Centrist Democrats still... More

Gawker Media, Potential-for-Anarchy Edition

So Gawker, this morning, launched a deceptively simple new feature on its homepage: a text box near its logo, populated... More

All the News That’s Fit to Digg

The Front Page of a Newspaper and Digg: two paradigms--editorial selection, selection-by-the-crowd--of Getting News to Readers. But...ever wondered what would... More

Lede of the Day

This one, courtesy of the good people at The Onion: NEW YORK—According to a report published this week in American... More

Why the Financial System Collapsed, “In One Simple Sentence”

The genius that is Calvin Trillin continues. Hot on the heels of his Polanski Poetry, Trillin turns in a New... 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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