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“Sept. 11: O’Donnell and Geist inspect ‘male model’ Louis’ hair”

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CNN and the Case of the Missing Phone Call

Over at Politico, Michael Calderone has a good summary of the tumult of events that led Matt Drudge, on the... More

Examples of “Crankery” That Really Weren’t

In continuing Joe Wilson coverage, Andie Collier has a story at Politico about the increasing prominence of Republican “cranks.” The... More

The Graphic Explainer

Ever wonder what would happen if, one evening, Explanatory Journalism met Comic Book, and they kinda hit it off, and... More

“Nothing Short of a Declaration of War”

Watching the "living history" coverage of 9/11/01 on MSNBC, I am struck repeatedly by the language journalists used to describe... More

#whereiwas

Today is a day for remembering. MSNBC, as it has every September 11 since 2001, is re-airing, in full, its... More

So is the “You Lie!” Guy a Liar?

As you might have heard, there was a little interruption during the president’s address last night. But was Rep. Joe... More

More About Munadi

Over at The New Yorker’s site, George Packer has published some powerful thoughts about the death of Sultan Munadi. An... More

John Stossel/Mother Ship

And, now, all is just a little more right with the world: John Stossel, longtime 20/20 correspondent and the media's... More

What Does “Urban Modern” Editing Look Like?

The big news in New York Times Magazine editor Gerald Marzorati’s pre-Labor Day Q&A with readers was the jaw-dropping price... More

Joe Wilson Is Your Preexisting Condition

Joe Wilson has become that guy. The Republican Representative from South Carolina who blurted out "You lie!" during Obama's healthcare... More

Sultan Munadi, RIP

A week before he was killed during a commando raid that freed his colleague, New York Times reporter Stephen Farrell,... More

Twittering the Newsman’s Memorial

TVNewser kept us up to date this morning by live-tweeting the Walter Cronkite memorial service at Lincoln Center. Besides breathlessly... More

Death Panel, DNR

She's at it again. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has revived the specter of the death panel, this time in... More

Connect the dots

Today, Slate launches a new interactive feature called "News Dots," which aims to illustrate how all news stories are related... 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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