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How Jonah Lehrer should blog

The art of glossing the news

In the wake of the revelations that Jonah Lehrer is a serial self-plagiarist, Josh Levin declares that if you’re an... More

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CNBC graphic of the day, Greek bond yield edition

Martin Wolf, the anti-CNBC, makes an appearance

Martin Wolf appeared on CNBC today, which is never a good idea. Between all the swishing noises and flashing... More

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How Gawker wants to monetize comments

Denton’s vision for Gawker Media’s editorial product moves away from posts

Back in November, I grappled with the fact that online display ads in general, and banner ads in particular, are... More

What the Loebs Can Learn From the Pulitzers

I’m not a huge fan of journalism awards. The Pulitzers, in particular, are a peculiar fish: they tend to award... More

Why Twitter Will Get More Annoying

Happy sixth birthday, Twitter! You’re the service which started off as a way for groups of friends to keep... More

When Journalists Take Money From Wall Street

Many thanks to Paul Starobin for getting to the bottom of the question of journalists being paid by Wall Street... More

The Worst Personal-Finance Video Ever

Like many people, I’m fascinated by lottery tickets. In many ways they’re the purest speculative investment in the world: a... More

Why Journalists Need to Link

Jonathan Stray has a great essay up at Nieman Lab entitled “Why link out? Four journalistic purposes of the noble... More

Matter’s Vision for Long-form Journalism

Yesterday morning, a very exciting new journalism project was launched on Kickstarter. It’s called Matter, and it’s going to be... More

Quality vs. Quantity Online

At about the same time that Michael Kinsley’s hilarious response to a blog post of mine hit the web,... More

Elizabeth Spiers and the Reinvented New York Observer

There are three main reasons that I like entering into bets with people. The first is, simply, that it’s fun.... More

NYT Paywall Datapoints of the Day

Ken Doctor has a very smart and interesting take on the news that the NYT now has 390,000 paying digital... More

Summers: “Inside Job had essentially all its facts wrong”

In mid-2009, I went on a search for apologies, from the people who laid the intellectual and regulatory foundations... More

How Sharing Disrupts Media

I’m at DLD in Munich, where David Karp of Tumblr and Samir Arora of Glam Media helped me understand the... More

Will Fact-Checking Go the Way of Blogs?

Lucas Graves has by far the best and most sophisticated response to NYT ombudsman Arthur Brisbane’s silly question about “truth... More

Holding Aggregators to Journalistic Standards

Now I’ve got my rant off my chest, let me try to add a bigger-picture point to the noise surrounding... More

Link-Phobia and Plagiarism

Jack Shafer has an unforgiving take on l’affaire Kendra Marr: The plagiarist defrauds readers by leading them to believe that... More

Charts of the Day, WSJ Story-Length Edition

Point/Counterpoint: Salmon/Chittum

Ryan Chittum has taken a look at the length of the stories on the front page of the WSJ. Here’s... More

How The New Yorker Monetizes Old Content

I love the way that The New Yorker is using the iPad to construct a whole new revenue stream from... More

Annals of Government Toothlessness, HAMP edition

ProPublica with a fantastic piece

ProPublica’s Paul Kiel has a fantastic story about the way in which the government has proved utterly toothless with... 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”

Bloggingheads

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

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