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Let’s Be Fair On Ahmadinejad

As Neil MacFarquhar pointed out in the Times today, Ahmadinejad took a much more measured tone on Israel from the... More

Iraq Ain’t Afghanistan

Self quoting Fred Kaplan summarizing NYU Professor and Afghanistan expert Barnett Rubin: Iraq's insurgency is based in Iraq; Afghanistan's Taliban... More

Jim Lehrer For Fiscal Responsibility

This is the first time I've seen anybody press either candidate on how the $700 billion (or whatever) bailout is... More

Mad Dog Wailin’

Matt Taibbi doesn’t like you.

There are few coastal media elites who would admit on purpose to genuine contempt for the entire middle and south... More

Enquiring Minds

John Edwards’s affair. Bristol Palin’s baby. They tempt one to believe that the only moral consistency to be found in... More

Slow Food Nation

How should journalists cover the Slow Food movement?

Working for the Slow Food movement—as I did for three months in 2006 until my Italian visa ran out—is the... 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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