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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

Stop using ‘Brooklyn’ to mean hipster neighborhoods - Elite-oriented outlets typically only cover the borough’s most affluent, Manhattan-adjacent neighborhoods

The Reporters Committee is about to start suing people to help journalists - Katie Townsend joins the organization as its first litigation director

How a Nebraska newspaper kicked off a major prison sentencing scandal - The Omaha World-Herald found that hundreds of inmates were being released early

On media freedom, United Nations plays by its own rules - Months of international crises raises the stakes for reporting on the UN, but investigative journalists remain without a right to information

Keep calm and write a headline worth reading - Ease up on the exaggerations because someday you may need those explosive adjectives when a truly big story lands


Adviser of high school paper that refused to use ‘Redskins’ suspended (Student Press Law Center)

“Amid a months-long battle with administrators for editorial control … the Playwickian’s faculty adviser was suspended for two days this week”

Apple’s ‘warrant canary’ disappears (GigaOm)

Apple included language in its first Transparency Report to say that it had not been subject to a Section 215 Patriot Act request. That language is now gone.

Trend Piece (New Yorker)

Buzzword, buzzword, buzzword. Isn’t the buzzword on your mind now? Perhaps it is on other people’s minds? Read on or you’ll be clueless, dated, and without any friends in the world. Buzzword again!

This Is How Joanna Coles Changed Cosmo (Refinery29)

The British reporter-turned-editor has made good on her promises to bring politics to the magazine, win some very big-deal journalism awards, and secure the most interesting exclusive interviews

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

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