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Embeddable Sandy content

Google and WNYC created free, shareable media

One of the most useful bits of embeddable content being passed around in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy is this... More

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Hard Numbers

Election edition

54 Percent of Americans who knew that General Motors’ decision to close its plant in Janesville, WI, happened before Barack... More

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Newsrooms’ digital Sandy coverage

Outlets are pulling out all the stops

Several big news services have put public service ahead of profit by doing away with their paywalls for the duration... More

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CNN says women vote with their hormones

The Twitterverse goes mental

It took seven hours of Internet backlash on Wednesday night for the Internet to convince CNN that an article it... More

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HuffPost launches a platform for user-generated reporting

“Firsthand” to premiere “a new type of comment”

An October 1 editorial from Arianna Huffington announced The Huffington Post’s latest development in user engagement: Firsthand. Developed using a... More

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Pulitzer Prize Board announces three new members

Steve Coll, Quiara Alegria Hudes, and Aminda Marques Gonzalez to join

Columbia University announced today that three new members are joining the Pulitzer Prize Board. Steve Coll, who has worked at... More

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BBC in crisis over a shelved pedophile investigation

Newsnight accused of a coverup after they dropped the case

When it emerged, a year after his death, that popular UK television personality Jimmy Saville may have molested hundreds of... More

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Artists from around the world to report for new site

Creative Times Reports will publish dispatches from abroad

A new website, Creative Time Reports, gives artists from around the world a platform for commentary and analysis on current... More

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Study shows UK newspapers are still sexist

78 percent of front-page articles are written by men

The UK media is still dominated by sexist stereotypes and run by male journalists, according to a front page story... More

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CMJ hosts a panel on ‘Music Journalism Exploded’

Editors from Billboard, MTV, and SPIN contribute

Every October, New York City welcomes a circus of music industry professionals for a week of conferences, showcases, and parties... More

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Santa Barbara is getting a nonprofit investigative newsroom

A Knight grant is funding the launch of a new journalism initiative

A few years ago, a small team of journalists based in Santa Barbara, CA, starting sharing ideas on how address... More

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MSN.com launches news service

MSN News is built for Windows 8 and Internet Explorer 10

It’s only three months since Microsoft sold its stake in MSNBC.com, the news site it produced for 16 years in... More

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LinkedIn launches a new blogging platform

Contributors include Obama, Romney, and Arianna Huffington

LinkedIn has expanded beyond its roots as a professional connections network to include a blogging platform for 150 influential thinkers,... More

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U-T San Diego CEO accused of threatening city official over vote

Voice of San Diego reports on the daily paper’s “uncomfortably strident stance”

This article has been changed to clarify that an August 9 email was first obtained by KPBS/Investigative NewSource. The investigative... More

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Darts and Laurels

That’s sick

The Daily Caller drew some odd conclusions from a June survey of physicians, when it published a report with... More

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Social media fails the ‘47 percent’ video taper

Did the anonymous source need Mother Jones?

When Mother Jones premiered the now-infamous 47 percent video on September 17, it received two million views in 24 hours... More

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Tributes pour in for Sulzberger

Here are places to read about the former New York Times publisher, whose death was announced last weekend

The New York Times announced the death of Arthur “Punch” Sulzberger, chairman and chief executive of the company for 34... More

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When Worlds Collide

NPR interns devoured by music-site trolls!

Newsrooms tend to shield their interns from the rougher side of the news business. But this summer, two NPR interns... More

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First impressions of Quartz

Atlantic Media’s mobile-first business site looks great, acts “janky”

Quartz, Atlantic Media’s mobile-first business site, launched on Monday afternoon following much fanfare this summer. Straight off, users responded to... More

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Muck Rack hosts a meetup with NBC News

With tips, chips, and a whole lot of live-tweeting

Muck Rack, the startup that aggregates media tweets, hosted its first New York meetup at 30 Rock on Tuesday night... More

How Forbes got to $475 million - That’s what a Hong Kong investor has agreed to pay for a firm that two years ago had trouble paying its rent

Are female journalists up to the job of a Jill Abramson interview? - Reporters avoid unflattering discussion about her firing

How to check if that viral video is true - Journalists don’t always verify user-generated content, so readers need to learn how to verify what they see online

The Grand Dame of Florida reporting has retired twice, but she’s still causing trouble - A conversation with the Tampa Bay Times’ Lucy Morgan

Brick by brick - After years of shrinking ambition at The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos has the paper thinking global domination


You are now entering the demented kingdom of William T. Vollmann (TNR)

“Franzen tells a hilarious story of being a young writer in New York, meeting Vollmann, becoming fast friends, and inaugurating a draft swap. A while later, they exchanged work. Franzen gave Vollmann a dozen chiseled pages. Vollmann gave Franzen an entire novel.”

39 pieces of advice for journalists and writers of color (BuzzFeed)

“Make yourself indispensable. Dispel any rumors, however quiet, that you are just there for a ‘quota’”

In the digital sphere, ‘magazine’ = money (Digiday)

“A single page in a glossy magazine could be discounted by more than half its open rate and still get an effective CPM of about $70. Online display ad CPMs average under $3”

Bloggingheads

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

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