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New Yorker cover high on brilliance. But originality? — Perfect. That's the artwork that'll grace the Dec. 8 cover of the New Yorker. The illustrator, Bob Staake, describes his inspiration in the pages of the magazine: "I wanted to comment on the tragic rift that we're witnessing. I lived in St.

New York Times responds to criticism about Darren Wilson’s address — Howard Kurtz has accused the New York Times of a "reckless move" in identifying the street on which Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson resides. "Journalism is full of close calls. This is not one of them. The Times should apologize," writes Kurtz.

New York Times commissions illustration for pawpaw-papaya correction — Editors commonly commission illustrations to accompany feature stories, lifestyle stories and other such fare. But how often has a news organization ordered up an illustration for a correction? At least once.

Time for Bill O’Reilly to make amends for his panicked Ebola commentary — Now for a throwback to the last crisis that preoccupied cable-news producers 24-7: Addressing the international Ebola outbreak, United Nations Secretary-general Ban Ki-moon on Nov. 21 stated that if the international community can " accelerate our response, we can contain and end the outbreak by the middle of next year.

Ferguson protesters in New York chant, ‘F- CNN’ — On Tuesday night, Anderson Cooper gave CNN viewers a panoramic view of protest activity across the country. He panned to Ferguson and to Boston and then took a report from CNN's Miguel Marquez along the Franklin D. Roosevelt East River Drive in New York.

First Look Media ditches key publication — On its Web site today, First Look Media announced that it would be scrapping a digital magazine prospectively titled The Racket, which was to be piloted by now-departed staffer Matt Taibbi. "Since Matt Taibbi's departure, we've been working with the team he hired to consider various options for launching a project without him," notes the post.

Did Don Lemon just blame Ferguson ‘commotion’ on ‘bloggers’? — Moments ago on CNN, hosts Don Lemon and Chris Cuomo were discussing some commotion at a midday press conference amid the troubles in Ferguson, Mo. When Cuomo asked what went on, Lemon sprinted away on a memorable riff demonizing...bloggers: OK, here's the thing that people at home should understand.

Ferguson: How can you blame McCulloch for blaming the media? — The ample industry of media-blaming gained a new proponent last night. In a much-anticipated press conference announcing that there would be no indictment against Officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown, St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch appeared to be auditioning for the job of the Erik Wemple Blog.

DCCC responds to Limbaugh lawsuit threat letter — The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) has sent a letter to Rush Limbaugh & Co. regarding the radio host's allegations that the group defamed him in a September e-mail blast to supporters. Though the committee declined to release the text of the letter, spokeswoman Emily Bittner summed it up for the Erik Wemple Blog: "Our attorney sent a response letter noting that Limbaugh's claims are absurd."

CNN’s pre-grand-jury-decision coverage is breathtaking — In CNN's transcripts archive, the segment is titled, " Still No Decision from Ferguson Grand Jury. " Perhaps a more honest title would have been, "Still Nothing to Talk About in Ferguson."
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Nov 26, 2014

@chrisrlloyd Well, the volume speaks to fact that media orgs pressed hard for answers from HHS.

Nov 26, 2014

@abeaujon Amazing that we landed on the same story on this story-studded Thanksgiving eve.

Nov 26, 2014

So two artists had the same St.Louis-race-oriented brainstorm months apart:

Nov 26, 2014

Cartoonist of New Yorker cover on Ferguson says didn't see same concept executed months ago:

Nov 26, 2014

RT @elongreen: I hate that a journalist as good as Wemple feels the need to respond to Howard Kurtz.…

Nov 26, 2014

RT @mlcalderone: @ErikWemple NYT has withheld details before even when published elsewhere. See Baquet's rationale here:

Nov 26, 2014

Responding to critics, @NYT says it didn't "reveal anything" in piece identifying Darren Wilson's street:

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