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The New York Times expands its international opinion section

The Gray Lady is adding more than two dozen international opinion writers

On the eve of relaunching the International Herald Tribune as The International New York Times next week, the Times is... More

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The Daily Mail inflames British debate over press regulation

The tabloid picked the wrong time to start squabbling with politicians

On the eve of a crucial meeting of Members of Parliament (MPs) to discuss press regulation, The Daily Mail has... More

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Radio watchdogs

A look (and listen) at Reveal, public radio’s first investigative reporting show

On Saturday, the Public Radio Exchange and the Center for Investigative Reporting launched the pilot episode of Reveal, public radio's... More

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Q&A: Andrew Kueneman and Steve Duenes, NYT graphic and Web designers

Behind the scenes of “Tomato Can Blues,” the Times’ latest multimedia project

The New York Times celebrated its 162nd birthday in style last week with the launch of "Tomato Can Blues," a... More

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Pointing fingers

HuffPost Live’s coverage of a nonsensical anti-gay article in a Nigerian newspaper raises questions of its own

On Wednesday, HuffPost Live aired a segment on a student at the University of Lagos, in Nigeria, who claims to... More

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How I got that story

An underground market for unwanted children

In February 2012, Megan Twohey was looking at reports on the difficulties with international adoptions when she noticed a gap... More

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Pioneer and pariah

Brother Outsider offers a touching portrait of Bayard Rustin, an unsung hero of the civil rights movement

Even on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington--a march he organized--the name Bayard Rustin rings hardly any bells.... More

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Even more interactive news

PolicyMic is making user contributions just as important as a writer’s original content

Clickable. Shareable. Likeable. Social media increasingly drives more web traffic than search engine optimization, and a clever headline now outweighs... More

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Altweekly gets a sober judgment

A South Carolina university keeps alcohol, and an altweekly, at bay

Attention Coastal Carolina University students: Readling a local altweekly might drive you to drink. Authorities at Coastal Carolina University, in... More

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Stranger than fiction

The new niche: gangsters

Yamaguchi-gumi, Japan's largest yakuza crime syndicate, has published an official magazine that features satirical haikus and genteel articles about... More

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Gaming

Playing for keeps

Busted! Hair Net Hero is part of a new breed of news game (Center for Investigative Reporting) Looking for... More

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Darts & Laurels

Racist jokes and fake quotes

DART to KTVU, the Fox affiliate in Oakland, CA, for its infamous broadcast of bogus, racist names for the... More

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Required skimming: photojournalism

Because a picture is worth a thousand words

This month, CJR presents "Required Skimming," a daily miniguide to our staffers' beats and obsessions. If we overlooked any of... More

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Little mag, big ideas

The New Inquiry’s revenue model might be the future of little magazines

It's not easy being a little magazine. But The New Inquiry, an online journal and monthly magazine of culture and... More

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Required skimming: film criticism

For the movie-obsessed

This month, CJR presents "Required Skimming," a daily miniguide to our staffers' beats and obsessions. If we overlooked any of... More

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Hacks vs. flacks

Do public affairs offices get in the way?

On Monday night, a panel of journalists and public relations experts gathered at the National Press Club in Washington DC... More

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Required skimming: pop culture podcasts

Quirkiness and snark, for your listening pleasure

This month, CJR presents "Required Skimming," a daily miniguide to our staffers' beats and obsessions. If we overlooked any of... More

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Shock, sorrow, and snark at the WaPo sale

Reactions to the Washington Post’s surprise sale

The Web is still reeling from the news that The Washington Post is being sold to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos... More

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Media accelerator gives startups a push

Matter just helped launch six new-media startups

On Tuesday, journalists, investors, and technology enthusiasts gathered at WNYC's Greene Space to meet Matter One: the first graduating class... More

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Center for Investigative Reporting simplifies FOIA

A Kickstarter project aims to fund a website that makes the FOIA process easier

A team of investigative reporters and data journalists are building FOIA Machine, a website to help people navigate the complexities... 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


Which media outlets use ‘illegal immigrant’? (Fusion)

“[I]n spite of all the good reasons not to use the phrase, it is still very easy to find in the US press, even in headlines”

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”

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

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