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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

Why won’t journalists ask Bill Cosby the tough questions? - Sexual assault charges are hardly ever mentioned to the TV star

Knoxville’s alt-weekly wasn’t losing money. It got shut down anyway - Scripps pulls the plug on Metro Pulse in favor of an entertainment supplement for the local daily

Chuck Todd’s Obama book says more about the author than it does about the president - ‘The Stranger’ underscores a broader problem with the way we cover politics

Beware labeling Pope Francis a liberal - Political boxes like liberal/conservative and evolutionist/creationist miss his real significance

The Virginian-Pilot produces a breakthrough investigation amid layoffs - Reporter John Holland discusses how the story came together, newsroom cutbacks, and colleagues who cover for each other


Which media outlets use ‘illegal immigrant’? (Fusion)

“[I]n spite of all the good reasons not to use the phrase, it is still very easy to find in the US press, even in headlines”

Jack Shafer on losing his job (Capital New York)

“Right now, my immediate plan is to go to work as a lay therapist at The Intercept to bring the healing there so John Cook and Matt Taibbi can return. I have great interpersonal skills.”

On outlets that continue to call unknown drone victims ‘militants’ (The Intercept)

“Like the US drone program itself, this deceitful media practice continues unabated”

UNITY’s convention is no more (All Digitocracy)

“The organization’s board of directors decided that UNITY will no longer host the quadrennial conferences for which it had become known”

Bloggingheads

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

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