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TBD

D.C. arts, culture, and events listings from a once-anointed champion of the local web

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA — When Washington, DC-area website TBD launched in August of 2010, it was supposed to shake up the... More

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Twin Cities Daily Planet

Citizen-powered local news for Minneapolis and St. Paul

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA — The Twin Cities Daily Planet focuses on a combination of neighborhood-level news and coverage of progressive, social... More

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The Beachwood Reporter

A belligerently informed take on Chicago media, sports, and culture

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In 2006, after fifteen years as a print journalist, including six years as a political reporter with... More

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FailedMessiah.com

News and investigations from within ultra-orthodox Judaism

ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA — A few days after a team of Navy SEALS killed Al Qaeda mastermind Osama Bin Laden,... More

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Journal Watchdog

A print startup’s bold online muckracking operation

GREENVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA — The purpose of Journal Watchdog, an online news site launched in January of 2009 and based... More

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Front Porch Forum

Social networking and citizen journalism in northern Vermont

BURLINGTON, VERMONT — Vermont-based social networking site Front Porch Forum has earned an intense regional following, partly thanks to its... More

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Gapers Block

Chicago’s first city-wide news and culture blog

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — Today, Gapers Block is a smartly designed Chicago blog with everything you'd expect to see on a... More

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Gothamist

A pioneer of the city blog format

NEW YORK, NEW YORK — In an over-saturated New York media market, there are few news sources that can claim... More

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Inner City Press

A one-man show reporting on the United Nations

NEW YORK, NEW YORK — Every weekday at noon, a spokesperson for the United Nations briefs the media in the... More

Conflict in the Congo, Part II

Congo war finally hits Times’s front page, but more coverage is needed

About a month ago, I wrote that the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was an A1-worthy story... More

The Conflict in the Congo

It belongs on Page One

The ethnic and political free-for-all in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has raged for over a decade, and has... More

Get Schooled

Malia and Sasha choose a school, the media wonder what it all means

For the private secondary schools of Washington, D.C., the Obama sweepstakes have officially begun, with archrivals Sidwell Friends and Georgetown... More

Journalism vs. the UN Security Council: Round 1?

There are currently thirty-eight active armed conflicts in the world. But when Japanese UN ambassador and Security Council president Yukio... 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


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”

On the ground in Aleppo (Syria Deeply)

Francesca Borri on reporting from a razed city

Bloggingheads

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

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