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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

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


A First Look update (First Look Media)

“[R]ather than immediately launching a large collection of digital ‘magazines’ based on strong, expert journalists with their own followings, as we imagined earlier, we’ll begin by building out the two we’ve started and then explore adding new ones as we learn”

The White House deploys minders to interviews all the time (WaPo)

“Almost every officially sanctioned exchange between reporters and the proverbial ‘senior administration officials’ is conducted in the presence of a press staffer”

The down-and-dirty history of TMZ (BuzzFeed)

“TMZ’s real engine — what defines its mission, what legitimizes it and sets it apart — is a unique and controversial mix of scandal mongering and investigative journalism”

The 10 worst New Yorker longreads (Gawker)

“[A]pparently [Adam] Gopnik did not know you could bake fancy breads from France and other cultures. So he got his mom to teach him how to bake them. A fine anecdote, maybe, to tell a friend or a therapist. But in this case he wrote about it for the New Yorker, a magazine.”

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

Study Guides

Questions and exercises for journalism students.