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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

Hey millionaire tech bros: Have patience with the editorial process - Chris Hughes probably wanted to enable great journalism at first. Then the dust settled and before you know it, he’s shaking everything up again

Serial creators don’t know what will happen to Adnan Syed - New developments in his legal case suggest that the outcome is wide open

Price hike at UC Berkeley’s journalism school - Governing body approves additional fee of $7,500 starting 2016

Will Denver really have a newspaper war? - As a billionaire floats reviving the Rocky Mountain News, The Denver Post might buckle its chin strap

FOIA reform dies while the press looked the other way - RIP Improvement Act of 2014


NBC news producer’s sons were in the besieged school in Peshawar (NBCnews.com)

“I remained silent and didn’t know what to say — I know how such attacks on schools usually end”

Hero mom calls into CSPAN to berate her arguing pundit sons (WaPo)

“This was not planned. She called in on the normal line.”

Dick Cheney doesn’t want to call it torture but the media doesn’t have to follow (Vox)

“People deserve to know that the American government (proudly!) did things that in any other context are called torture”

Lessons from factchecking, and the limits of journalism (Feministing)

“Fact-checking taught me a lot, and here’s one thing I learned: One of the main purposes of fact-checking is to correct journalism’s bias toward a ‘good story’ above all else”

Bloggingheads

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

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