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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

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

Presented without further comment, because, just... Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy More

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

The ethics of The Guardian’s Whisper bombshell - It would have been a journalistic lapse not to have told readers

Gawker: The internet bully - Nick Denton’s media empire is an intellectual online fraternity that invites people to their parties only to make them buy the booze

The Washington Post short-sells a reporter’s integrity - Steven Pearlstein smears TheStreet’s Adam Feuerstein for criticizing a biotech firm

Former Sun-Times staffers react to top reporter’s resignation - “Whereas we don’t have all the answers, we have way too many questions about what happened here”

Stop trolling your readers - We know you’re only doing it for clicks


John Oliver video sweepstakes (The Awl)

“We may update this list next week to reflect Facebook shares gathered by The Awl as the result of this post, which is ultimately an elaborate excuse to embed a John Oliver video on our website”

Which news org is the most trusted? (Pew)

The answer is complicated

‘My Captivity’ (NYT Mag)

An American journalist on his two-year kidnapping in Syria

FBI faked an AP story, in Seattle Times style, to catch a suspect (Seattle Times)

“‘We are outraged that the FBI, with the apparent assistance of the US Attorney’s Office, misappropriated the name of The Seattle Times to secretly install spyware on the computer of a crime suspect,’ said Seattle Times Editor Kathy Best”

Bloggingheads

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

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