I’m not sure why any of this is news (what Dave Letterman said about Gov. Sarah Palin; what Palin said about what Letterman said; and, perhaps most of all, what John Ziegler, a radio host and director of a documentary called Media Malpractice…How Obama Got Elected and Palin Was Targeted, says about what Palin and Letterman said). I’m also not sure what MSNBC’s Contessa Brewer and her team expected when they booked Ziegler (could it be, precisely this — the video below, blog posts about said video — although they pretended to be interested in answers to questions such as, “What was it about the Top 10 List that hurt [Palin’s] feelings?”) And finally, I’m not sure this is what I expected from the typically, um, sunny Brewer (h/t, TVNewser):
12:59 PM - June 10, 2009
What? You Expected
Intelligent Discussion Roses?
Brick by brick - After years of shrinking ambition at The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos has the paper thinking global domination
Gawker’s so-far successful experiment in making office chats public - Are group chat rooms a waste of time or essential to running a modern newsroom?
A new course in video games journalism - As an art form grows up, can the critics keep pace?
On the NSA, a White House credibility problem - The AP report on the destruction of The Guardian’s hard drives is just the latest evidence that reporters can’t trust the Obama administration on spying claims
Long all-volunteer, Guernica Mag looks toward paying its contributors - The 10-year-old online mag hired its first full-time employee and is launching a second Kickstarter
Email blasts from CJR writers and editors
“Make yourself indispensable. Dispel any rumors, however quiet, that you are just there for a ‘quota’”
Nate Silver drills into the numbers
“A single page in a glossy magazine could be discounted by more than half its open rate and still get an effective CPM of about $70. Online display ad CPMs average under $3”
With the relaunch comes the archive
Greg Marx discusses democracy and news with Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute
Who Owns What
A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Questions and exercises for journalism students.