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Celebrating the Paper Boy and By Extension - The Local Paper

Tomorrow is officially Newspaper Carrier Day, according to the Newspaper Association Managers, and the Suburban Newspaper Association is offering a... More

Non-Story of The Day

In today's non-story of the day, Politico CLICK sports the blaring headline, "Roman Polanski supporters gave $34K to Barack Obama,... More

“Marines,” Plain and Simple

Today, the big, three-column, above-the-fold statement photo on the front page of every edition of the New York Times makes... More

Building a Shrine to Tim Russert, Literally

Remember how your mother always warned you to wear clean underwear in case you're in an accident? Apparently, if you're... More

Washington, D.C., Reality TV Edition

In today's politics and pop culture file, former House Majority Whip Tom DeLay is expected to announce this evening that... More

A Weighty Subject

Alex Jones and the iron core of news

Alex Jones, director of the Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics, and Public Policy at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government,... More

Best Political Protest Ever

Teabag Party-ers, 9/12'ers, angry town hall crowds, Cindy Sheehan, Code Pink, G-20 crazies, Greenpeace, protesters everywhere, may I please introduce:... More

Making a Profit While Bankrupting the Store

Here's a riddle. How are mattress factories and newspaper companies alike? This piece on the front page of today's New... More

Levi Johnston Does It With Protection

Sarah Palin's daughter's baby daddy is in a commercial for . . . pistachios? More

Covering the Great Recession

A new study of financial crisis coverage, released today by the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism, shows... More

Press Freedom, Russia and Shish Kebab

The latest dust up over press freedom in Russia started over the name of a shish kebab restaurant. From sometime... More

Reporter at Sea-Sick

File this under newspaper promotional contests that make us feel sick to our stomach. USA Today is teaming up with... More

Berlusconi and Press Freedom, Petition Edition

La Repubblica, Italy's second-largest newspaper, was sued for defamation earlier this summer by Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi for repeatedly... More

CBS goes GlobalPost-al

GlobalPost and CBS plan to make beautiful news together, according to this story by David Carr in today's New York... 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”

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