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Beauty, in the Eye of the Reporter

Today's front-page New York Times story, "Some Hidden Choices in Breast Reconstruction" has some readers buzzing with disapproval over an... More

Dispatches From Across the Pond

And now for something completely British: wise, heartfelt reflections on the demise of Woolworths in the U.K. from two ladies... More

Woes of Washington

Bureau shutdowns do matter

In a front-page piece yesterday, The New York Times’s Richard Pérez-Peña examines how newspapers are cutting staff in Washington, D.C.—just... More

Office Envy

Get a load of the Guardian's new digs. They've got lots of colours: yellow couches and magenta arm chairs. Looks... More

Guardian in Afghanistan

The Guardian has a moving dispatch and video about civilian casualties of U.S. and NATO air strikes in Afghanistan. In... More

Making Connections

How the troop surge hurt the Iraqi justice system

In the course of the presidential campaign, the troop surge in Iraq became a rhetorical weapon hurled back and forth... More

Buckley’s Best

Ten months after the death of William F. Buckley, The New York Times remembers the conservative thinker's predilection for the... More

Truncated Thoughts

Sometimes technology is a vexing demon: The homepage of the Chicago Sun-Times has a rotating News Alert box that teases... More

Voices of Chicago

How the Windy City’s papers and blogs are keeping up with the Blagojevich story

When a local story—your state’s governor gets arrested for corruption, say—goes national, all eyes turn to the hometown publications for... More

No More Questions

A punctuation suggestion for Bob Herbert

Here’s the thing about questions. They can be mere requests for information, or they can serve to cast doubt. In... More

Subscribe, Get Happy

Some ready-made advertising copy for newspapers hoping to grow circulations: Happy people spend a lot of time socializing, going to... More

Face of Foreclosure

Kudos to The New Yorker's Peter Boyer for going behind the headlines of the Addie Polk (the 90-year-old woman who... More

Recommended Radio

If you've never listened to WNYC's Radiolab, today is a good day to get on the bandwagon because the new... More

Annie, Get Your Gun

The Chicago Tribune makes a mountain out of a molehill

Let’s face it, trend stories are notoriously tricky. They start off with an innocent hunch, and then before you know... More

Presidential Comparisons

Which president does Obama remind you of?

Barack Obama may have said that he doesn’t “look” like any of the presidents on dollar bills, but that hasn’t... 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


How to be a decent entertainment reporter (Eric Danton)

“Here’s how not to suck at it: Don’t write like an entertainment reporter”

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”

Bloggingheads

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

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