Tagged: news

News 7

New Day for Evening News?

The sign of the times isn’t so much that Cronkite’s seat is changing hands yet again, but that CBS feels the need to explain why the format matters at all.

Mueller Report

Rating the Mueller Report

The ratings are in for the Mueller report reveal, and after two years of angst and hype they were…

search party

The Seekers

Search Party and the Everlasting Horror of Dory.

The Fame Monster

Should we name the shooter after mass shootings? Yes, we should.


Should We All Read Less News?

While I will likely not eschew reading the news altogether, I have certainly become a more judicious consumer of it in recent times.

Bowing Out

Wow, first the Fat Boys break up and now this.

A Vast Silence

The New York Times ran a story that took Burt Likko’s breath away in outrage when he read it last night. But apparently, he’s pretty much the only one.

Stop Consuming News Media

Taylor Jacobson argues that the best way to deal with the modern news media is to ignore it completely.

The Evolving Nature of the News Beast

I agree with Paul Krugman when he writes, “We know what Ferguson is going to do…But what is Newsweek going to do?” While the immediate controversy surrounded a less than esteemed Ivy League Professor...

From the inbox

A reader writes, in response to this post by Barrett: … you might want to mention my experience about how the liberal media and publishing bubble actually helps empower the Breitbarts of the world....

do unto others

Reuters takes the opposite approach from the AP or NewsCorp.  Good for them.  Writes Chris Aheam:

quote of the day

“I’d gladly pay $5a month to have the NYT delivered to me via the magic of the Internet.  If this were 1995.  Back then, the prospect of getting “the best newspaper in the world”...

saving newspapers – off the top of my head edition

Freddie and Will have both written about the impending doom of the newspapers.  I’m not sure I share their skepticism – after all, so long as there is a demand for news, there will...

a bad idea

Matt Yglesias points us to a very bad idea coming from the typically pretty savvy Richard Posner:

on the fly vs fly on the wall

Scott is right, of course.  The blogging community functions more like a sawed off shotgun than one of these, even when we’re dealing with topics that are undoubtedly long range.  Some pieces might hit...