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Wolf Blitzer of CNN, the dullest journalist in the world.

Wolf Blitzer of CNN, the dullest journalist in the world.
slate.com — Could Wolf Blitzer be any duller than when he anchors The Situation Room for CNN? In a Q&A titled " Reporting tips from Wolf Blitzer" published on the CNN website today as part of the network's iReport project, Blitzer establishes his status as the standard reference unit of journalistic dullness with a series of limp responses to practical questions about his profession.

A press scholar explains how the New York Times op-ed page got started.

A press scholar explains how the New York Times op-ed page got started.
slate.com — Upon turning 40 years old last week, the New York Times op-ed page threw an 18-page party for itself in its print edition (Sept. 26) and staged a weeklong-Sept. 20-27-celebration on the Web. As self-lionizing shindigs go, the Times affair was fairly sedate.

Reform journalism school. Or torch it?

Reform journalism school. Or torch it?
slate.com — Correction, appended Oct. 8: Clara Jeffery attended Medill Journalism School , not the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.] In his memoiresque The Wayward Pressman, A.J. Liebling assessed his time as a student at Columbia University's journalism school with a chapter titled "How To Learn Nothing."

Why the press can't get enough of Harvard or Yale murders.

Why the press can't get enough of Harvard or Yale murders.
slate.com — If you plan to be murdered and expect decent press coverage, please have the good sense to be a Harvard or Yale student or professor. America's top dailies and the cable networks will rush to the scene of the crime and sniff the vicinity for clues to your demise.

Goldberg gets the pillory for something he didn't say.

Goldberg gets the pillory for something he didn't say.
slate.com — A great man once wrote-well, actually, I once wrote-that to discuss any aspect of race in this country is to invite an " Al Campanis Moment." For the uninitiated, a Campanis Moment arrives when, by the slip of a tongue or somebody's misinterpretation, a discussion of race ends with the speaker being tossed onto the pillory.

what it means for political journalism.

what it means for political journalism.
slate.com — How should we read the defection of political journalists John Harris and Jim VandeHei from the Washington Post to Allbritton Communications, where they'll head a new "multimedia" Web news platform to cover politics? Their site will incorporate the D.C.-based Allbritton's local TV station, its local cable news station, and its forthcoming Capitol Hill newspaper, and they intend to hire a half-dozen well-known reporters.

Sanders bows to the establishment - POLITICO

Sanders bows to the establishment - POLITICO
mattiviikate.newsvine.com — sed to expand funding for Planned Parenthood. | AP Photo POLITICO MAGAZINE ROCHESTER, N.H. - On Friday, Bernie Sanders finally bowed down to the establishment. Three days after getting himself in hot water with several key liberal constituencies by dismissing Planned Parenthood, NARAL and the Human Rights Campaign as " part of the establishment," Sanders gave ground on the point, releasing a statement highlighting the anniversary of Roe v.

Imperfectly Clear

Imperfectly Clear
bookforum.com — Transparency is now such a venerated public good in America you'd suspect that-like the Grand Canyon and three-card monte-it has always been with us. But no, writes Michael Schudson in his learned history The Rise of the Right to Know.

Why booze and cigarettes are essential for good journalism.

Why booze and cigarettes are essential for good journalism.
slate.com — Who would throw a wake without offering the mourners a sip of booze-or at least letting them bring their own bottle? Cincinnati Post Editor Mike Philipps did just that this week as he supervised the shuttering of his 126-year-old paper. In a Dec.

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