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Non-Story of The Day

In today's non-story of the day, Politico CLICK sports the blaring headline, "Roman Polanski supporters gave $34K to Barack Obama,... More

Notes from A.Q. Khan

The Pakistani press is in a fascinating uproar about the Kerry-Lugar aid bill, which the Pakistani military contends violates Pakistan’s... More

Headline of the Day

This one comes courtesy of the meme-makers over at Politico: "SECOND LADY ENJOYS WINE, FRIES" Oh, indeed. The Ethos of... More

How to Exempt Torture From FOIA

Say what you will about the wisdom of Joe Lieberman’s attempts to get Congress to pass a special law that... More

“Marines,” Plain and Simple

Today, the big, three-column, above-the-fold statement photo on the front page of every edition of the New York Times makes... More

Do or Die for the Shield Law?

Shortly after 9:30 am tomorrow, members of the Senate Judiciary Committee will take their seats in room 226 of the... More

Building a Shrine to Tim Russert, Literally

Remember how your mother always warned you to wear clean underwear in case you're in an accident? Apparently, if you're... More

More Thoughts on McCaughey

For those interested in the Betsy McCaughey saga, Andrew Sullivan has a blog post up today, titled “McCaughey and Me,”... More

Another Brick in the Paywall: Economist Edition

A week from today, The Economist will begin experimenting with a new paywall system. The magazine's current wall--which provides non-subscribers... More

Washington, D.C., Reality TV Edition

In today's politics and pop culture file, former House Majority Whip Tom DeLay is expected to announce this evening that... More

How to Get on the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts’s Enemies List

From Wired: When 22-year-old programmer Aaron Swartz decided last fall to help an open-government activist amass a public and free... More

Fact-checking Saturday Night Live

At Politico, Michael Calderone has some fun at the expense of CNN, which took the time to fact-check this week’s... More

Pantry Raid, in Pictures

The kitchen is closed. Gawker has, via a tipster, a description of Gourmet's offices after yesterday's closure announcement: By 1pm... More

WaPo’s Twitter Policy, in Action

Over at Firedoglake, Marcy Wheeler rounds up a fairly eviscerating collection of Howie Kurtz's tweets from the past six days--as... More

A Vote for ‘Muddling Through’

It’s a few days old at this point, but readers interested in the Afghanistan policy debate will want to check... More

Apple can’t hide from a 20-year-old reporter - The University of Michigan student gets behind the tech titan’s newest products

Al Jazeera America struggles to get off the margins - A quality-first strategy faces huge hurdles

Finding James Foley - This 2013 story takes a look at GlobalPost’s search for the photojournalist

Gannett cribs from Advance Publications playbook for struggling newspapers - Staff compete for fewer jobs; ‘readers become the assignment editor’

Cop corruption probe sparks newspaper feud - A spiked story is at the center of a bitter fight between Philadelphia’s two dailies


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.”

The McDonald’s in Ferguson (LAT)

“Lately, the restaurant has taken on the appearance of a battered frontier outpost”

Tour guide wars at a Paris cemetery (WSJ)

“Because dead men tell no tales, visitors to Père Lachaise cemetery lend their ears to Bertrand Beyern”

Last call (Medium)

“The death of newspapers is sad, but the threatened loss of journalistic talent is catastrophic. If that’s you, it’s time to learn something outside the production routine of your current job.”

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