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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

How Forbes got to $475 million - That’s what a Hong Kong investor has agreed to pay for a firm that two years ago had trouble paying its rent

Are female journalists up to the job of a Jill Abramson interview? - Reporters avoid unflattering discussion about her firing

How to check if that viral video is true - Journalists don’t always verify user-generated content, so readers need to learn how to verify what they see online

The Grand Dame of Florida reporting has retired twice, but she’s still causing trouble - A conversation with the Tampa Bay Times’ Lucy Morgan

Brick by brick - After years of shrinking ambition at The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos has the paper thinking global domination


How to be a decent entertainment reporter (Eric Danton)

“Here’s how not to suck at it: Don’t write like an entertainment reporter”

A First Look update (First Look Media)

“[R]ather than immediately launching a large collection of digital ‘magazines’ based on strong, expert journalists with their own followings, as we imagined earlier, we’ll begin by building out the two we’ve started and then explore adding new ones as we learn”

The White House deploys minders to interviews all the time (WaPo)

“Almost every officially sanctioned exchange between reporters and the proverbial ‘senior administration officials’ is conducted in the presence of a press staffer”

The down-and-dirty history of TMZ (BuzzFeed)

“TMZ’s real engine — what defines its mission, what legitimizes it and sets it apart — is a unique and controversial mix of scandal mongering and investigative journalism”

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

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