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Brauchli: “Too Many People Call Our Newsroom”

Howie Kurtz hasn’t had to range far afield for story subjects the last couple months. Today, he delivered an in-depth... More

Forget 140 Characters, Try Just Six Words

SMITH Magazine, the online journal of pithy six-word memoirs and FRONTLINE/Digital Nation — a PBS documentary project about life in... More

More Thoughts on the Big Speech

Prompted by Nate Silver’s latest thoughts on this topic, Ezra Klein asks, “Do Speeches Work?” His conclusion: That said, the... More

A Culture of…Integration

So, hot on the heels of Sam Sifton's strange-yet-also-strangely-obvious shift-of-roles from The New York Times culture editor to its restaurant... More

Graphic Storytelling, Finger Paint-Style

Illustrator Christoph Niemann has a new entry in his graphic blog, "Abstract City" on the New York Times's online Opinion... More

Flipping…Out?

It doesn't happen too often...but I have to take issue with David Carr. As Ali pointed out, the Times's Media... More

Google Flips For Print Experience

As newspapers try to figure out how to be Web-bier, the Web is trying to be more like the print... More

Government Claims That Should Perhaps Not Be Believed

Further evidence, not that it was needed, of the weakness of Pakistan’s government institutions: the distinctly subpar quality of its... More

Of Twitter, Jackasses, Toothpaste and Tubes

In his column in today's Washington Post, media critic Howard Kurtz chronicles a Twitter episode that showed how important it... More

Dancing With Political Operatives

In one week, former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay makes his debut on the dance competition show "Dancing With the... More

And Just Your Best Guess—Is the Earth Round? Or Is It Flat?

The latest CNN/Opinion Reseach Corporation poll (PDF) includes the following question: And just your best guess -- based on what... More

Happy Anniversary, Financial Crisis

Put on your party hats, it's the first anniversary of Lehman Brothers's collapse and the start of a domino effect... More

Other Angles of the Health Care Story

For readers tracking the legislative negotiations on health care reform, today’s New York Times has two interesting stories on overlooked... More

So Much for Ignoring Joe Wilson

Per Kevin Drum, it seems that The Washington Post, at least, has not heeded Megan's plea. Drum's comparison of the... More

New York Times to CNN: We’re better than you

More on CNN's false alarm over a Coast Guard training exercise in the Potomac earlier today. The New York Times's... More

How Forbes got to $475 million - That’s what a Hong Kong investor has agreed to pay for a firm that two years ago had trouble paying its rent

Are female journalists up to the job of a Jill Abramson interview? - Reporters avoid unflattering discussion about her firing

How to check if that viral video is true - Journalists don’t always verify user-generated content, so readers need to learn how to verify what they see online

The Grand Dame of Florida reporting has retired twice, but she’s still causing trouble - A conversation with the Tampa Bay Times’ Lucy Morgan

Brick by brick - After years of shrinking ambition at The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos has the paper thinking global domination


The 10 worst New Yorker longreads (Gawker)

“[A]pparently [Adam] Gopnik did not know you could bake fancy breads from France and other cultures. So he got his mom to teach him how to bake them. A fine anecdote, maybe, to tell a friend or a therapist. But in this case he wrote about it for the New Yorker, a magazine.”

Insufferable parenthetical asides, ranked (The Hairpin)

18. (strictly for the mise-en-scene)

You are now entering the demented kingdom of William T. Vollmann (TNR)

“Franzen tells a hilarious story of being a young writer in New York, meeting Vollmann, becoming fast friends, and inaugurating a draft swap. A while later, they exchanged work. Franzen gave Vollmann a dozen chiseled pages. Vollmann gave Franzen an entire novel.”

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