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Mathias Döpfner, digital counterrevolutionary

Axel Springer chief predicts US will eventually join Europe in the fight against the dominance of Google, Facebook, and other tech titans

The digital counterrevolution is underway in Europe, where national governments and bureaucrats in Brussels are enacting measures to curtail the... More

U.S. Press Corps in Afghanistan Up 20 Percent!

Recently our competitor, American Journalism Review, reported that only five U.S. news organizations have full-time reporters or stringers in Afghanistan.... More

Party’s Over

A famously irresponsible gun owner, The Doctor had plenty of weapons to choose from, and he no doubt put some... More

Without Value

The National Election Pool's widely cited exit polls found that 22 percent of all voters cited "moral values" as the... More

Terrorists on US Election: “Who Cares?”

Perhaps the most significant unexamined charge in the campaign is the question of who "the enemy" -- whether it be... More

Is $100 Oil a Campaign Story? And If Not, Why Not?

By Corey Pein After Wednesday's OPEC meeting and in time for yesterday's papers, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said the Iraq... More

Hospital Report

Campaign Desk had an aneurysm today. The cause, medical experts found, was a story in the Los Angeles Times headlined... More

“And Now, Here’s Wolf Blitzer, Fresh Back From a Sitdown With Osama bin Laden!”

By Corey Pein Those are words you're not going to be hearing this election year -- nor probably next year,... More

A Summer Surprise?

The trouble with reporting on shady political schemes is that they usually can't be proven. You need a Deep Throat,... More

Virginian-Pilot journalists: Corporate management pressure is stifling coverage - “Lovers of journalism in this newsroom are pissed. It’s bad.”

Paper files public records request—and city’s response is a lawsuit - Local officials argue Montana courts should strike balance between privacy and disclosure

BBC Pop-Up reports from small town America - A small team is traveling across the United States for six months in hopes of finding underreported local stories

What game design can do for journalism - Three newly selected fellows at American University talk about the medium’s future

Timeline, an app based on ‘the history of…’ - But chronology doesn’t reveal everything


Photojournalism while pregnant (NYT Mag)

“Momentarily forgetting I was pregnant, I jockeyed for a position close enough to capture the initial moments of euphoria, hurling myself into the mix of hundreds of frenzied relatives. As the weight of men started to close in on me, I realized how vulnerable I was and started to panic.”

We should all step back from security journalism (Medium)

“It should be made clear, in law, that the tasks security reseachers do to make the net more secure and journalists do to understand and contextualize the truth for the public are not crimes”

Trust In Business And Media Is Declining, But People Have Faith In Search Engines (Buzzfeed)

People have become less trusting of major institutions, according to the annual Edelman Trust Barometer. And large majorities doubt that businesses want to make the world a better place.

With New Charlie Hebdo Cover, News Value Should Have Prevailed (NYT)

Public editor Margaret Sullivan on why the paper should have published the images.

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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