Dan Froomkin's White House Briefing at is a daily review of the best reporting and commentary on the presidency.Read it daily and you'll be extremely well informed.
Dan Gillmor used to be the tech columnist and blogger for the San Jose Mercury News. High-quality political writing and cultural analysis. Chris Nolan's Spot On is political writing at a high level from Nolan and her band of left-to-right contributors.
Her notion of blogger as a "stand alone journalist" is a key concept; and Nolan is an exemplar of it.
Top news stories and posts that people are blogging about, automatically updated.
Daily Briefing: A categorized digest of press news from the Project on Excellence in Journalism.
Rebecca Mac Kinnon, former correspondent for CNN, has immersed herself in the world of new media and she's seen the light (great linker too.) Micro Persuasion is Steve Rubel's weblog.
It's about how blogs and participatory journalism are changing the business of persuasion. Susan Mernit's blog is "writing and news about digital media, ecommerce, social networks, blogs, search, online classifieds, publishing and pop culture from a consultant, writer, and sometime entrepeneur." Connected.
The Editor's Log, by John Robinson, is the only real life honest-to-goodness weblog by a newspaper's top editor.
Robinson is the blogging boss of the Greensboro News-Record and he knows what he's doing.
Group Blogs CJR Daily is Columbia Journalism Review's weblog about the press and its problems, edited by Steve Lovelady, formerly of the Philadelpia Inquirer.
Lost Remote is a very newsy weblog about television and its future, founded by Cory Bergman, executive producer at KING-TV in Seattle.