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A Long, Slow, Drawn-Out Death for Magazines, Or Not

Today Folio tries to put a positive spin on the huge number of magazines that bit the dust this year... More

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

CJR contributing editor Michael Massing has a proposal for Google CEO Eric Schmidt, whose op-ed "How Google Can Help Newspapers,"... More

The Medium is the Message

Michael Scherer at Time magazine's Swampland blog on D.C. politics picked up on a little jab from the press-critic-in-chief last... More

Google This: Swisher, Schmidt, Burn!

Kara Swisher at the Wall Street Journal's All Things D blog has this gleeful translation/evisceration of Google CEO Eric Schmidt's... More

PayMeNow, ChargeMeLater

Gawker has this jaw dropping announcement that Time Inc. is now charging its freelancers for "the privilege of being paid... More

Afghanistan Factbook

John Hanrahan over at the Nieman Watchdog blog has this interview with Columbia University economist Jeffrey D. Sachs, one of... More

No “P” in the (White House Press Corps) -OOL

With a lot of fuss from mainstream media outlets about bloggers from less-than-objective outlets like the Huffington Post, Salon and... More

Getting Schooled

A report released yesterday by the Brookings Institution, "Invisible: 1.4 Percent Coverage for Education is Not Enough" (pdf) found that... More

Omission Control

The media on everything Obama didn’t say last night

Much of the post-speech analysis last night focused on what Obama didn’t talk about at West Point in his 33-minute... More

You Don’t Want To Know How This Sausage Is Made

The Washington Post has launched "Story Lab" a how-the-sausage-is-made glimpse behind the news and the first sausage they're making is... More

A Dose of Reality for State Dinner Gate Crashers

Could America finally, maybe, please, be growing sick of reality television antics? The Balloon Boy-hoaxing Heene family of Colorado put... More

Not For All the News in China, Part Two

The second part of CJR’s interview with Howard French

Howard French is the former Shanghai bureau chief for The New York Times. This is the second part of a... More

Not For All the News in China, Part I

Former NYT Shanghai bureau chief Howard French on the coverage of Obama’s trip to Asia

The past week’s flurry of stories and opinion pieces chronicling President Barack Obama’s fortunes in the Far East made much... More

Heroes and Villains and Literary Geniuses

Literary critic and CJR's Ideas + Reviews editor, James Marcus, sat down last night for a discussion with author David... More

The Luxury Store Has No Clothes

Today's "quirky" front-page story in the New York Times - there's always one - is a Styles section type piece,... More

Apple can’t hide from a 20-year-old reporter - The University of Michigan student gets behind the tech titan’s newest products

Al Jazeera America struggles to get off the margins - A quality-first strategy faces huge hurdles

Finding James Foley - This 2013 story takes a look at GlobalPost’s search for the photojournalist

Gannett cribs from Advance Publications playbook for struggling newspapers - Staff compete for fewer jobs; ‘readers become the assignment editor’

Cop corruption probe sparks newspaper feud - A spiked story is at the center of a bitter fight between Philadelphia’s two dailies


The impact of watching executions (PSmag)

“[E]xecutions, even for people who support capital punishment, and even when the criminals being put to death evoke little personal sympathy because of the nature of their crimes, take a toll on witnesses”

Times of India demands employee social media passwords (Quartz)

The company will possess log-in information and will be free to post any material to the account without journalists’ knowledge

Reconnecting with a story source, 17 years later (Hartford Courant)

“People who say reporters exploit people? You are right, we do. We parachute into people’s lives, sidle up, convince them that we care — and then disengage when the story is over. But that doesn’t mean we don’t connect, in a genuine way.”

The McDonald’s in Ferguson (LAT)

“Lately, the restaurant has taken on the appearance of a battered frontier outpost”

Bloggingheads

Greg Marx discusses democracy and news with Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute

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