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  • News prof: Media losing access war with Obama, 'Escalate the fight'

    The news media is losing its battle for access against President Obama and other public officials and should "escalate the fight" for news, a top journalism professor is demanding.

  • Politico founder to be Washington Post publisher

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Post is ending 80 years of being led by the Graham family with the departure of Publisher Katharine Weymouth. The newspaper said Tuesday that Weymouth, the granddaughter of longtime Washington Post Co. CEO Katharine Graham, is stepping down. She will be replaced...

  • Retired AP newsman dies at 76

    NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Hodgman, a former Associated Press newsman who worked for the cooperative for 39 years, has died. He was 76. His wife Marion says Hodgman died Friday at a New York hospital 18 months after he was diagnosed with cancer. Hodgman began his AP career in 1962 in Hartford,...

  • 5 takeaways from a punch-less summer box office

    NEW YORK (AP) — The movie of the summer might have been Marvel's irreverent hit "Guardians of the Galaxy," the top domestic film at the box office. Or it could have been Michael Bay's sequel-reboot hybrid "Transformers: Age of Extinction," the lone movie to even approach $1 billion globally....

  • Chelsea Clinton leaves NBC News

    Clinton, whose first child is due later this year, drew widespread criticism for her limited role at the network that nevertheless earned her a $600,000 annual salary, far above the pay for most correspondents.

  • Another Ferguson? Wait, wrong race, no interest

    Why has there been no media interest in the police shooting of an apparently unarmed suspect in Salt Lake City?

  • Dairy group says it didn't intend to deny access

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho dairy industry group said Tuesday it didn't intend to deny media access to dairies when it mailed a letter to about 500 members urging them to turn down interview and tour requests. The letter from the United Dairymen of Idaho was sent anonymously to The Associated...

  • ABC News makes changes at top broadcasts

    NEW YORK (AP) — ABC News is making leadership changes behind the scenes at its top two broadcasts. The network announced Tuesday that Tom Cibrowski (sih-BROW-skee), the top executive behind "Good Morning America" as it passed by NBC's "Today" show in the ratings, will become a top deputy to...

  • China courts documentaries as it limits expression

    BEIJING (AP) — China is wooing filmmakers at the same time as it's cracking down on them. Authorities are handing more slots to documentaries, giving even independent filmmakers a chance to be shown on state television. But while China is avidly pursuing what it considers serious content to...

  • The politicized life: MSNBC anchor uses popular ice bucket challenge to encourage voter registration

    MSNBC's Joy-Ann Reid over the weekend participated in the popular "ice bucket challenge" to benefit the ALS Association, an organization dedicated to combating Lou Gehrig's Disease.

  • Mainstream Media Scream: George Stephanopoulos frets over ISIS 'overreacting'

    This week's Mainstream Media Scream features ABC "This Week" host George Stephanopoulos fretting over strong U.S. action against the terrorist group ISIS.

  • Few details month after reporters detained in Iran

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian-American correspondent for the Washington Post and his journalist wife have been held in custody for a month in Iran, suggesting a possible struggle between a new guard of moderates pushing for greater freedom and the old hard-line establishment....

  • The Ferguson feeding frenzy

    The most poisonous "-ism" now infecting Ferguson, Mo., is not virulent racism. It's viral narcissism.

  • Are Republicans abandoning the Obamacare issue? Doubtful

    In a bit of dubious cherry-picking, a new Bloomberg article concludes that the Affordable Care Act is losing its effectiveness as a political issue for Republicans and is diminishing as a major issue. 

  • Is this the breaking point? Media, pundits furious with Obama for golfing as ISIS horrors go unanswered

    President Obama delivered a brief statement Wednesday on ISIS' beheading of American photojournalist James Foley, a momentary pause that was immediately followed by his return to the golf course.



From the Weekly Standard

  • All Together Now

    Republican voters are down on the sluggish GOP officials they elected, and the officeholders whine about the unreasonable people who voted for them. Republican backbenchers complain about their...

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  • Millennial Mongers

    As far as newspaper corrections go, it was a whopper. On August 24, the editors of the New York Times sucked the air out of a windy essay that had blown through its pages a few days before. The...

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  • Voter Intensity Strongly Against Obamacare

    A new poll from Public Opinion Strategies, commissioned by Independent Women’s Voice, finds that people who care about the issue of Obamacare really don’t like Obamacare.  On the flip side,...

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