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When the new media impulse fails to impress.

I have a large bucket of respect for Marc Ambinder, over at The Atlantic. As far as bloggers go in... More

What’s in a Name? Part 2

Ta-Nehisi Coates responds to the ‘no MLK’ complaint

As Katia mentioned last night, black commentators like Cornel West and Julianne Malveaux took Barack Obama to task for not... More

A-Dress Commentary

If you were wondering (because I know you were) what the fashion press had to say about Michelle Obama’s floral... More

Twitters, Vantage, Prose

The NYT’s many arms of coverage at Invesco

Without downplaying the efforts or results of citizen journalists and credential-sharing bloggers, The Gray Lady, for one, did a thorough... More

George Packer’s Eyes

When being at the convention does matter

George Packer says the convention is better on TV, but he proves himself wrong with some irresistible on-site observation and... More

Flash Persuasion

It’s perhaps worth noting, courtesy of the NYT’s Caucus Blog, that the Democratic National Committee has Got The Media’s Back.... More

Kerry On

NYT doesn’t really cover Kerry’s speech

John Kerry gave an effective speech at the DNC last night that skillfully bridged his friendship with McCain, with a... More

Blogging Delegates

The Boston Globe has had Massachusetts delegates blogging throughout the convention. The New York Times has interviews with delegates about... More

“Back To” Hope

After two full minutes of applause from the convention floor, Bill Clinton in his speech tonight vouched for Barack Obama,... More

Too Many a Cutaway

Following up on Clint’s scene-setting description of reporters disgruntled that MSNBC commentators chatted over former Republican congressman Jim Leach’s speech... More

Forsooth! Ye Naysayers

Staying home and grumbling doesn’t help convention coverage

While Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne made his way across the convention floor to hear Sen. Ted Kennedy speak Monday... More

Commanding the Blue Sky

In the early scrabble of thoughts, The Atlantic’s Andrew Sullivan, The New Republic’s Michael Crowley, and McCain spokesperson Tucker Bounds,... More

Attorney (or Soldier) Hillary

The Los Angeles Times goes cuckoo for “Hillary the _____” madlibs trying to nail a metaphor that aptly describes the... More

Schweitzer’s Warm-Up

We just heard a rousing call and answer from Montana governor Brian Schweitzer, speaking right before Sen. Hillary Clinton tonight... More

Press Block

According to Colorado magazine 5280 (if you remember your elementary school conversions, the title is a nod to the Mile-High... More

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

Gawker’s so-far successful experiment in making office chats public - Are group chat rooms a waste of time or essential to running a modern newsroom?

A new course in video games journalism - As an art form grows up, can the critics keep pace?

On the NSA, a White House credibility problem - The AP report on the destruction of The Guardian’s hard drives is just the latest evidence that reporters can’t trust the Obama administration on spying claims

Long all-volunteer, Guernica Mag looks toward paying its contributors - The 10-year-old online mag hired its first full-time employee and is launching a second Kickstarter


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”

9 decades of The New Yorker (New Yorker)

With the relaunch comes the archive

Bloggingheads

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

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The Business of Digital Journalism

A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

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