University Of Virginia Dean Files Defamation Suit Against Rolling Stone

The first of what is likely to be many defamation suits related to Rolling Stone’s discredited campus rape story has been filed.

No, the Army Isn’t Refusing to Treat Combat Wounds as Combat Wounds

Fox News’ Catherine Herridge is creating a scandal where none exists.

Rolling Stone, Campus Rape, And A Collapse Of Journalistic Ethics

A review of Rolling Stone’s now discredited report of a sexual assault at the University of Virginia reveals a shocking failure of journalistic ethics.

Jeb Bush Says He Doesn’t Read New York Times

The Republican frontrunner claims he doesn’t read America’s most important newspaper.

Why Clintons Beat The Press

What reporters see as stonewalling may be shrewd clock management.

Arnaud de Borchgrave Dead at 88

The intrepid foreign correspondent and editor Arnaud de Borchgrave has died, aged 88, of cancer.

Jeb Bush Was a Naughty Boy

So what?

Next Charlie Hebdo Cover Has Muhammad Saying ‘Je suis Charlie’

Their editor and nine colleagues dead, their offices destroyed, the newspaper is not missing a beat.

2014’s Fickle News Cycle

The news cycle in 2014 seemed to be dominated by a series of real and phony “crises” that grabbed our attention for short periods of time.

Justice Department Won’t Force One Reporter To Testify, Faces A Choice On Another

The Justice Department won’t force James Risen to testify in a legal investigation, but faces a new choice in a different case.

Rolling Stone Walks Back Key Allegations Of Campus Rape Expose

An utter journalistic failure from Rolling Stone.

Say, Whatever Happened To The Ebola Crisis?

Much like the disease itself, Ebola panic seems to have disappeared as the midterm elections become ever more distant in the rear view mirror.

Americans Astoundingly Ignorant

Americans have wildly distorted understandings of the society around them.

Legendary Washington Post Editor Ben Bradlee Dies At 93

The passing of a true legend in American journalism.

NBC Courted Jon Stewart For Meet The Press

A desperation move by NBC News?

Wikipedia Wants to Eliminate The Federalist! Oh, noes!

When I saw the entry at memeorandum proclaiming that “Wikipedia Is Now Trying To Eliminate The Federalist’s Online Entry,” I was flummoxed.

ESPN Was Right to Suspend Bill Simmons for Calling Roger Goodell a Liar

The Worldwide Leader has a conflict of interest. But it handled it correctly in this case.

Fixing Comments Sections with Financial Incentives

Jess Zimmerman offers “An ingenious way to save the comments section,” if she does say so herself.

‘Daily Show’ Ambushes Redskins Fans in Unfair Segment

These segments are usually unfair; they outdid themselves this time.

The TMZification of Sports

Today’s sports media more closely resemble Court TV and TMZ than the SportsCenter of yore.

Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. James F. Amos, addresses a crowd of U.S. Marines and Sailors at Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan Dec. 23. Amos expressed his admiration to the service members for their accomplishments and dedication to supporting the ongoing counterisurgency mission, especially while deployed during the holiday season. Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. James F. Amos, addresses a crowd of U.S. Marines and Sailors at Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan Dec. 23. Amos expressed his admiration to the service members for their accomplishments and dedication to supporting the ongoing counterisurgency mission, especially while deployed during the holiday season.

The Commandant Didn’t Say What Everyone Says He Said

My latest for War on the Rocks: “Don’t Believe Everything You Read in the Papers.”

Russians Are Getting A Very Different Version Of The Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Story

If you live in Russia, you’re getting a different version of the story of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

Paying Attention To Politics? You’re Probably Really Stressed Out

In a new survey, Americans cite politics and the news as the biggest sources of stress in their lives.

Jose Antonio Vargas Is A Symbol For Immigration Reform, Not A Candidate For Deportation

Jose Antonio Vargas was brought to the U.S. at the age of 12 and never left. Now, some are suggesting he should be deported as soon as possible.

SOCOM Chief’s Rise Not Swift At All

And odd report from Washington Post and Stars and Stripes.

Sarajevo, The Media, And ‘Breaking News’ Coverage, 100 Years Later

The news media of 1914 didn’t see World War One coming, but it’s not clear that we’re any better.

Guardians Of “Traditional” Media Once Again Bar SCOTUSBlog From Getting Press Credentials

A committee of journalists who work in the “traditional” media has once again denied press credentials to SCOTUSBlog.

New York City To Settle Wrongful Conviction Case For $40 Million

Justice delayed, but justice nonetheless.

Amazon’s next step towards total retail (and search) domination

Some thoughts on Amazon’s new smartphone: Fire

Where’s The Outrage Over The Outrage?

When everything’s an outrage, is anything outrageous?

Supreme Court Passes On Appeal From Journalist Threatened With Contempt Citation

The Supreme Court rejected another opportunity to clarify Federal Law on testimonial immunity for journalists.

Good News For Supporters Of Journalist Shield Laws

Two news items yesterday advanced in some small measure the protection of journalists from having to reveal sources under Court Order.

Associated Press Wants Reporters To Keep It Short

The Associated Press doesn’t want its reporters to get too wordy.

More Bad News For Print Media

The news gets worse.

Most Expensive States Meet Most Stupid Infographic

Market Watch presents this infographic of “the most and least expensive states to live in the U.S.

Even With Paywalls, Newspapers Are Still Bleeding Cash

Adding paywalls isn’t stopping the decline of the newspaper industry.

SCOTUSBlog Losing Press Access To The Supreme Court

If a decision by the Senate Press Gallery stands, SCOTUSBlog’s ability to cover the Supreme Court will be significantly restricted.

Edward Snowden Leaks Earn Pulitzer Prize For Washington Post, Guardian

Thanks to Edward Snowden, the Washington Post and the Guardian are Pulitzer Prize winners.

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