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Glee in DeeCee

If you've been thinking, of late, that, at this decisive moment in the unfolding of our national narrative, the thing... More

Google Wave, or Combinatorial Game Theory?

So you may have heard of Google Wave, the pioneering personal communication and collaboration tool that is going to Revolutionize... More

There’s the Special-Interest Lobbying We Were Waiting For

A David Herszenhorn “Prescriptions” piece in today’s New York Times (which, oddly, I can’t find online) has some interesting things... More

Journalism, Liberalism, Elitism

I’m not going to jump directly into the fray of responses to my former professor Tom Edsall’s CJR piece about... More

Moulin Rogue

Time's resident humorist, Joel Stein, responds to the soon-to-be-released Sarah Palin autobiography with a tome of his own--Rogue Journalist: An... More

Dark Side of the Moon

So, some big news today: Our president won the Nobel Peace Prize. Also, relatedly, it is Bo Obama's birthday. Also,... More

Man on the Street: The Match Game

Gotta love the man-on-the-street story: the classic connector of readers to the thoughts and feelings of their fellow citizens. Not... More

Headline of the Day

This one comes courtesy of the good folks at Fark, who repurposed a just-the-facts-ma'am CNN headline announcing President Obama's Nobel... More

A Nation Turns Its Eyes to… Sarah Palin’s Facebook Page

It seemed peculiar the other day when Politico’s Ben Smith devoted a post on his widely-read blog to Sarah Palin’s... More

Celebrating the Paper Boy and By Extension - The Local Paper

Tomorrow is officially Newspaper Carrier Day, according to the Newspaper Association Managers, and the Suburban Newspaper Association is offering a... More

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

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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