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Levi Johnston Does It With Protection

Sarah Palin's daughter's baby daddy is in a commercial for . . . pistachios? More

FTC Votes to End “Blogger Payola”

In light of recent scandals involving bloggers, advertisers, and the merging of the two in the ethically precarious practice known... More

Leaving Afghanistan Is Not on the Table

Spencer Ackerman makes a good catch on the “Good Morning America” interview with Peter Galbraith I linked to earlier: I... More

How To Spend It

Print subscribers to the Financial Times have long enjoyed an advantage over more casual Web readers, and that is access... More

The HuffPo Writes a Book Retort

Don't call The Huffington Post (sorry) spineless. Today brings the launch of HuffPost Books, the outlet's section devoted to, yes,... More

Covering the Great Recession

A new study of financial crisis coverage, released today by the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism, shows... More

Reichl: “Pretty Perfect,” “Happy” to “Stunned, Sad”

Below are the most recent tweets from Ruth Reichl, prolific Twitterer and editor-for-now of Gourmet--a series which reads, in light... More

The Life and Times of the Chandlers

Tonight comes the premiere of Inventing LA: The Chandlers and Their Times--a chronicle of the city, its paper, and the... More

More Media Time for Afghanistan

The public debate over the situation in Afghanistan, which had already been fairly robust, may get a little wilder after... More

Press Freedom, Russia and Shish Kebab

The latest dust up over press freedom in Russia started over the name of a shish kebab restaurant. From sometime... More

Fact-Checking…SNL

It wouldn't be Monday if the morning shows weren't abuzz with whatever political satire was produced on Saturday Night Live... More

While the Tube Star Gently Weeps

Glenn Beck is known for many things, but the media star's most iconic characteristic is probably the melodramatic weeping he... More

Measuring the Effect of Obama’s Health Care Speech

At his blog, Brendan Nyhan takes a look at whether Obama’s big health care speech of a month ago shifted... More

Reporter at Sea-Sick

File this under newspaper promotional contests that make us feel sick to our stomach. USA Today is teaming up with... More

Why The New Yorker’s radical feminism and transgenderism piece was one-sided - “This effectively advances the views of a group that wants to see the genocide of trans women, a group that, data shows, faces extraordinarily high rates of discrimination in every measurable way”

Journalism groups rally around a petition supporting James Risen - The Supreme Court ruled against the NYT reporter, who is refusing to reveal sources

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

Gannett’s changes bring excitement, some pain, and a full-time beer beat - A conversation with Joshua Awtry, the chain’s top editor in the Carolinas

Build the future - Journalism’s deathwatch is over


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.”

Maureen Dowd on James Risen (NYT)

“Risen may be trapped in Ibsen, but Obama is channeling Orwell”

Preparing yourself to cover chaos (Medium)

“There are things you should know before you show up, and you’re not going to find them in the current news cycle”

Journalists can get PTSD right at their desks (PSmag)

A new study correlates exposure to violent images with mental health symptoms

Bloggingheads

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

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