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The secret whistleblowers

The book The Burglary, released Wednesday, reveals how a group of activists exposed the secrets of J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI

On the night of March 8, 1971, when almost all eyes and ears were on Muhammad Ali battling Joe Frazier... More

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60 Minutes’ bad run

The ‘cleantech’ report is the latest in a series of missteps

Another day, another 60 Minutes debacle. Last Sunday, the 46-year-old newsmagazine aired "The Cleantech Crash," an unflattering look at the... More

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Darts & Laurels

Twitter hysteria and a healthcare horror story

A DART to The Daily Mail for accusing former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown of claiming more than £316,000 in... More

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Pimp yo’ brand

Journalists bang their own drums

For reporters, self-promotion isn't just prudent, it's essential. Although In These Times has multiple email newsletters, the nonprofit magazine encouraged... More

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Hard Numbers

Digital disruption

79 years (1933-2012) that Newsweek was continuously in print in the US 279 years that Lloyd's List, the world's oldest... More

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Charted territory

‘The Fifth Estate’

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Not-so-fluffy news

The pet beat takes chops

Most reporters expect to bring their résumé or clips to a job interview. Tanya Irwin was asked to bring... More

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The 2nd-worst year for jailed journalists

CPJ’s annual census of imprisoned journalists makes sober reading

Two hundred and eleven journalists are in jail around the world, the second-worst year on record since the Committee to... More

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Investigative journalism on demand

Uncoverage, a new crowdfunding project, helps the public sponsor accountability reporting

Resources for investigative reporters are increasingly thin on the ground. Which is why technologist Israel Mirsky created Uncoverage, a new... More

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The media’s struggle for survival in Bhutan

The changing media landscape in the tiny Himalayan nation

When Bhutan began its transition into a parliamentary democracy in 2006, its media scene exploded. People in the remote Himalayan... More

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ONA launches $1 million Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education

The Online News Association is running a competition to explore new forms of journalism education

The Online News Association launched a $1 million micro-grant contest on Monday to help universities and news outlets find new... More

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Brooklyn Brewery gives freelancers a hand

“Beer and war stories are a great match”

With the decline of foreign bureaus, much of the reporting in conflict zones is now being done by freelancers, who... More

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Truth is relative

The Fifth Estate tries to tell the story of WikiLeaks, but can’t make up its mind

The Fifth Estate, Bill Condon's film, now in theaters, about WikiLeaks and its divisive founder, Julian Assange, ends on an... More

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Cub critics

The New York Film Festival’s Critics Academy nurtures the next generation of film critics

It's a Friday night in late September, and the Harvard Club, in midtown Manhattan, is busy. Scores of men and... More

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The little team that could

The new documentary Medora tells the story of a struggling Indiana town through its high school basketball team

Medora, Davy Rothbart and Andrew Cohn's moving new documentary, is much more than a year in the life of a... More

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How I got that story

One man’s struggle in Syria becomes art

In December 2012, Fotini Christia, a professor at MIT, was in Antakya, Turkey, researching an article about women in the... More

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In the land of ladyblogs

A panel of prominent bloggers discussed their niche

On Friday night, a group of editors of websites for women met at the Housing Works Bookstore, in Manhattan, to... More

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A world of women

The BBC’s “100 Women” series spotlights global women’s issues

Throughout October, the BBC has been running "100 Women," a series of reports and programs on radio, television, and online... More

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Modern-day newsies

Hundreds of people hawk newspapers in New York City weekday mornings—not a high kick or Disney ballad in sight

He gets up before dawn, ready to work when the rest of us are still rolling out of bed. His... More

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

This is how Tehran Bureau covers Iran - Its reporting model, using undercover journalists and distant editors, is one way to cover closed societies

Alessandra Stanley’s troubling history of error - Scrutiny alone isn’t enough to solve the problem

Why Bill Simmons might leave ESPN - Other outlets would jump at the chance to gain his following

Simon & Schuster should come clean about discredited Monroe/DiMaggio book - C. David Heymann’s Joe and Marilyn is full of highly dubious information—just like many of his previous books


The Recollectors

Remembering parents lost to AIDS

Swedish scientists sneak Dylan quotes into articles (The Guardian)

Whoever nets the most before retirement wins a free lunch

Mag for dog haters is a hit in Germany (WSJ)

Poop and Pooches. That is all

A data viz reading list (Susan McGregor)

Useful resources for journalists

Bloggingheads

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