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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

New survey reveals everything you think about freelancing is true - Data from Project Word quantifies challenges of freelance investigative reporting

Why one editor won’t run any more op-eds by the Heritage Foundation’s top economist - A reply to Paul Krugman on state taxes and job growth made some incorrect claims

Why we ‘stave off’ colds - It all started with wine

The New Republic, then and now - Tallying the staff turnover at the overhauled magazine

Why serious journalism can coexist with audience-pleasing content - Legacy media organizations should experiment with digital platforms while continuing to publish hard news


The rise of feelings journalism (TNR)

“Bloom engaged in an increasingly popular style of writing, which I’ve discussed on my blog before, which I call “feelings journalism.” It involves a writer making an argument based on what they imagine someone else is thinking, what they feel may be another person’s feelings. The realm of fact, of reporting, has been left behind.”

Things a war correspondent should never say (WSJ)

“The correspondent retelling war stories surely knows that fellow correspondents had faced the same dangers or worse”

On WaPo trying to interview a cow (National Journal)

“‘I wasn’t milked on the White House lawn by a strange man,’ The Washington Post—the venerable institution that would later come to break the Watergate scandal and win 48 Pulitzers—quoted her, a farm animal, as saying”

Bloggingheads

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

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The Business of Digital Journalism

A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

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Questions and exercises for journalism students.