Last week, The Washington Post‘s Howard Kurtz wrote about Twitter, the kinda useful, sorta ubiquitous, sure to be short-lived new tool for journalists—and cellphone-enabled journalist-like individuals—who want to bring readers the world in 140-characters or less.
Mr. Kurtz called twittering "the digital equivalent of a sound bite, a throat-clearing, a terse observation Read More
After months of speculation, The Washington Post‘s executive editor Len Downie finally announced to staff today that he’s retiring and that his last day will be Sept. 8. The Post‘s Howie Kurtz is reporting that the Post‘s publisher Katharine Weymouth will announce a replacement soon. At a meeting this afternoon, Mr. Downie Read More
Who was the big media star of the weekend? The Huffington Post’s citizen journalist extraordinaire Mayhill Fowler, of course! After her rope line "interview" with Bill Clinton made headlines, Ms. Fowler has found herself at the center of a journalistic ethics-new-new-new media kerfuffle.
Here’s a snapshot of Ms. Fowler’s big weekend Read More
Jacques Steinberg at The Times poses a question: Did Howie Kurtz do anything wrong when he brought a client of his wife’s onto his show? Kurtz’s wife, Sheri Annis, did PR work for Kimberly Dozier’s memoir, Breathing the Fire, which was the centerpiece of an interview Dozier had with Kurtz on his CNN Read More
Here’s another online Q&A, this time with the Washington Post’s Howie Kurtz. Some choice bits:
"But the shrinkage, as I wrote, is painful, and some of those departing are close to irreplacable."
"I’m an ink-in-the-veins newspaper guy, I believe in newspapers and in The Washington Post. That doesn’t mean that those who took the Read More
Filling out the rumors floated in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal, today the New York Times reports that a “wide-ranging discussion” about Katie Couric’s future took place among CBS executives back in February:
The discussion took place in New York on Feb. 28 and involved four people: Ms. Couric; her agent, Alan Read More
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.—Former President Bill Clinton, the only class-A champion worker of the media here in South Carolina, is up to something. And no one, particularly the press, is exactly sure what he’s doing, or why he’s doing it.
In Kingstree, around 6 p.m., Bill Clinton was taking questions and doing his Great Explainer thing Read More
The enormous cluster of reporters surrounding Mark Penn dispelled any question as to whether last night’s debate was all about Hillary Clinton. It was.
With four Clinton spinners on the spin room floor (Penn, media consultant Mandy Grunwald, and spokesmen Jay Carson and Phil Singer) the Clinton campaign was clearly imbued with what Barack Obama Read More
The Washington Post‘s Howard Kurtz has weighed in on the controversy over his paper’s front-page story last week which gave space to false rumors that Barack Obama is a Muslim. Writes Mr. Kurtz, in a WashingtonPost.com chat:
It’s always a subject of journalistic debate as to when a Read More
…why does The Washington Post allow Howard Kurtz to write a news story about charges that CNN acted improperly when he hosts a regular segment on the network? Yes, there’s a line of disclosure at the bottom, but still — isn’t there anyone else they could have assigned it to? Read More