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  1. The Media Keeps Giving Trump the Benefit of the Doubt on CollusionReporters keep digging up awful facts about the president, but interpreting those facts in the friendliest possible light.
  2. Trump Predicts ‘Crooked’ Media Will Endorse His ReelectionIt actually makes sense, if you think about it.
  3. the national interest
    New York Times Public Editor Writes Disastrous Defense of False EquivalenceThe Times’ public editor doesn’t want to hear any complaints about covering Hillary Clinton’s problems as though they’re as bad as Trump’s.
  4. Sean Hannity Gets Called Out for False Voter-Fraud Claims, Doubles DownHe tried to prove Brian Stelter wrong by citing the fact the CNN media critic debunked.
  5. New York Times Finally Stops Repeating Trump Steaks LieTruth prevails at last. My work here is done.
  6. How the New York Daily News Became Twitter’s TabloidThe paper is reinventing the attention-grabbing, old-school front page as an agenda-setter on social media. But can that be a business model?
  7. Leon Wieseltier Teaming Up With Steve Jobs WidowIt will be a journal focusing on how technology affects our lives. 
  8. Freebie Alt-Weekly The Village Voice Is Sold Rich guys still like owning newspapers.
  9. More Proof of Bloomberg’s Narrowing AmbitionsStar editor Josh Tyrangiel is leaving as the former mayor refocuses his $35 billion media empire.
  10. Why the Clinton Campaign Is Feuding With the New York TimesThey blasted the paper for “egregious” errors in a report about a criminal inquiry into Clinton’s emails.
  11. Kardashian Klues Abound in N.Y. Times CrosswordsKeeping up with klues.
  12. Today in ‘Paul Krugman Is Definitely Not Arguing With David Brooks’Feel the hatred.
  13. Is Vice Getting Nice? Meet Ellis Jones, the magazine’s new editor.
  14. Why Clinton’s Emails Became a Big Media StoryA form of self-sabotage where you act in fear of a certain outcome, and in doing so guarantee that very outcome.
  15. Take a Peek at The New York Times Magazine’s RedesignThere’s a lot more magazine, in more ways than one.
  16. NBC Suspends Brian Williams for 6 Months Without PayBrian has jeopardized the trust millions of Americans place in NBC News.”
  17. Brian Williams Explains Mistakes in Iraq Story: I Was ‘Scared’I know it sounds outlandish.”
  18. Paul Ryan Visited a Bookstore Once, So I Guess I Misjudged HimMy analysis of Ryan could not possibly account for him going to a bookstore.
  19. Brian Williams May Have Exaggerated Another Helicopter StoryHe said he’s “lucky to have survived” a flight during the Israel-Hezbollah war.
  20. Brian Williams Cancels Face-Saving Letterman AppearanceNot a good sign.
  21. Here Are 2015’s National Magazine Award WinnersVogue won top honors, with The New Yorker and New York tying for the most awards.
  22. Reporter James Risen Won’t Be Forced to Testify in CIA Leak CaseHe said he would go to jail rather than reveal his sources.
  23. Sasha Frere-Jones Leaves New Yorker for (Where Else?) a Tech Start-upGenius, the site formerly devoted to annotating rap lyrics.
  24. The New Republic Loses 4 More StaffersFollowing the mass exodus earlier this month.
  25. The New Republic Promises More Diverse Voices on Staff Editor Gabriel Snyder says the magazine “has always been both in love and at war with its prior self.”
  26. Dowd Showed Interviewee Column Before PublishingLeaked emails from the Sony hacks show that Dowd gave Amy Pascal’s husband a sneak peek at the column about her.
  27. Rats Are Winning Their War on Condé Nast StaffersThey’re chewing through the ceilings and rugs.
  28. Harper’s Gives Discount to TNR DefectorsDon’t worry: It includes “vertically integrated digital things.”
  29. Rolling Stone Regrets Blaming Alleged Victim for Messy UVA Rape StoryAfter initially concluding, “Our trust in her was misplaced.”
  30. Chris Hughes Strikes Back at Staffers Who Quit The New RepublicIf you really care about an institution and want to make it strong for the ages, you don’t walk out.”
  31. The New Republic Won’t Put Out Another Print Issue Until February Probably for the best.
  32. New Republic Staff Reacts to Editor Change-UpBased on their tweets.
  33. British Royal Family Pretty Sure It Can Still Tell Americans What to Do Or at least the Americans who want to interview Prince William and Kate Middleton.
  34. The New Republic Turned 100, Acts Its AgeEditor Frank Foer summed it up: “A life of argument can be exhausting.”
  35. Washington Post Admits 5 Fareed Zakaria Articles Are ‘Problematic’After dismissing accusations of further plagiarism.
  36. 1 World Trade Center Welcomes (Some of) Condé Nast Starting TodayThe Freedom Tower finally meets its glossiest tenant.
  37. Jill Abramson’s Start-up Will Pay $100K Per StoryAnd only publish once a month.
  38. Southern Columnist Calls Michael Brown ‘Animal’Stay classy, West Virginia.
  39. Jill Abramson Is Working on a Journalism Start-up With Steve BrillHe and I will be doing one big story a year.”
  40. High Times Hits Middle Age: How the Marijuana Magazine Stays Relevant Celebrating 40 years and legalization with the former outlaws.
  41. Politico Denies Blaming Obama for AssassinationAnd said Secret Service reform will only happen if he dies.
  42. Fareed Zakaria’s Newsweek Articles Now Feature a Plagiarism WarningHis current employers have not followed suit.
  43. David Brooks Has a Son Serving in the Israeli ArmyA fact he disclosed in a recent Hebrew-language interview.
  44. First Rule of Bloomberg LP: You Do Not Talk About BloombergAlso, cut down on bathroom breaks.
  45. Washington Post Swaps Graham Family Dynasty for Politico VeteranFormer Politico CEO Fred Ryan will step into Weymouth’s shoes.
  46. Pearlstine on Time Inc. Spreadsheet-gate: ‘Not a Big Deal’The company’s chief content officer calls the controversy “bullshit.”
  47. Ann Curry Offers Awkward Message of Support for David GregoryHe won’t get an on-air “Ann Curry moment.”
  48. Maureen Dowd’s Greatest Hits (As a Reporter)She’s giving up one column to join the Times Magazine as a staff writer.
  49. New York Post: Fear the Squeegee Man!It was bound to happen eventually.
  50. ink-stained wretches
    A Brief History of Rap in the New York Times Crossword PuzzleTalking hip-hop with puzzle master Will Shortz.
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