Watching the media cover its own superstars can induce a kind of cognitive dissonanace.
The latest fashion accessory on the campaign beat is something called "netroots."
Calamities that take up residence in the collective mind tend to share certain features.
Cutting-edge media outlets could borrow an idea or two about news coverage from the past.
Online media could learn something about news hierarchy from their old-media brethren.
Does Al Gore most resemble Tom Cruise, David Blaine, or Richard Nixon?
Other countries are struggling with the same questions we're facing about anonymous sources.
Anniversaries are a media tradition, but are they also becoming a growth industry.
A little Jared Paul Stern color would be nice right now in White House-land.
Contrary to popular belief, we may be witnessing a high-water mark in the media's evolution.
From a news point of view, midterm elections exist for one reason: to kill the boredom.
Given how grave things still are in Iraq, why is the war not an Alpha Story for the media?
It's time we started choosing network anchors in a truly democratic way, through free and fair elections.
Blogs find themselves in the same place as newspapers: not half as popular as they'd like to be.
What's frustrating about much of the coverage of 2008 presidential hopefuls is how unoriginal and old-fashioned it is. More attention needs to be paid to the image-makers at the core of the business of politics, and not just to the candidates.
The media's coverage of the Olympics has itself become a kind of spectator sport, revealing all sorts of lessons about how journalists cover contests, including political ones.
The range and thoughtfulness of opinion in U.S. newspapers about the Muslim cartoon conflagration was an object lesson in what liberal democracy is all about.
Grumpy old media guys like Ted Koppel and Dan Rather are ubiquitous these days, but they serve as a useful foil to hip, clever, happening zeitgeist jockeys.
The decline of newspapers makes sense in every way. Are magazines also endangered?
Jack Abramoff and Tom DeLay are giving Hollywood celebrities a run for their money.