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Olympic Leaks

Where to look for Olympics tidbits before tonight.

I thought I could get around the NBC Olympics monopoly by getting a sneak peek at streaming video on a... More

How Much Is Too Much?

Jon Stewart asks MSNBC’s David Gregory about the twenty-four-hour news cycle

TGIF, and also TGFJS! That's: Thank God For Jon Stewart. On last night's Daily Show, Stewart asked MSNBC's David Gregory... More

Five Ring Circus: TV Eye

What’s in store for NBC in Beijing?

Kudos to NPR’s David Folkenflik for asking a great question about the upcoming coverage of the Olympics: How much corporate... More

Déjà Vu All Over Again

Olympics coverage in 1980 and now

The year was 1980, and the United States was boycotting the Moscow Olympics because of the Soviet Union’s invasion of... More

Super-Duper Tuesdays

MSNBC loves Tuesdays!

We couldn't help noticing that every Tuesday is "Super Tuesday" at MSNBC. Typically, the term refers to a day in... More

Talking Shop: Brendan McCarthy

The cops beat reporter at The Times-Picayune talks about his Chandleresque eight-part crime series

Brendan McCarthy spent a year and a half covering crime in New Orleans, when a police ride-along sparked an idea... More

No More Scrabulous?!

Facebook’s Scrabble-like application pulled, journalists go back to work

This just in: "Scrabulous is disabled for US and Canadian users until further notice. " For those in the dark,... More

Hey Kids, the New Yorker’s With It!

A story on medical marijuana gets funky.

Oh, New Yorker, how you vex and puzzle me. One day, you insist on punctuating the word “cooperate” with a... More

Study Abroad

What foreign papers are saying about Obama’s world tour

The trope in the American media seems to be that Obama is beloved in Europe and the globe around. So... More

Talking Shop: Chris Drew

New York Times reporter on covering Obama off the trail

New York Times investigative reporter Chris Drew has covered Barack Obama’s candidacy, including pieces on his fundraising practices, voting record... More

Obama’s Gym-O-Rama

Hard-hitting coverage of Obama’s gym time

Yesterday, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama made not one, not two, but three, yes, count them, three, visits to a... More

iPhones for the Poor

Big wireless companies. I feel bad for them, don't you? After all, did you know that one in seven Americans... More

From the Peanuts Gallery

Editorial cartoonists offer their two cents on the instantly infamous New Yorker cover

Here’s what some working editorial cartoonists (and other illustration insiders) think about the brouhaha over this week’s New Yorker cover.... More

Forget Something?

Media whips itself into tizzy about New Yorker cover, neglects to read article

Psst! You know that New Yorker cover that the all-day news networks can't stop foaming at the mouth about? Have... More

Not So Fresh

This summer’s crop of articles about community-supported agriculture sprouts around the country

Oh, glorious summer bounty! Strawberries! Raspberries! Plums! Grocery stores and farmers' markets are brimming with fruits of the harvest, which... More

Stop trolling your readers - We know you’re only doing it for clicks

Des Moines Register prepares for a ‘very stressful’ newsroom restructuring - Editor Amalie Nash speaks on turnover, transformation, and a virtual reality adventure

PBS pulls ads from Harper’s Magazine after critical essay - Piece argues public broadcaster has fallen under the sway of political influence and outside money

Should all journalists be on Twitter? - Reasons to take up or forgo the 140-character platform

The Tennessean is borrowing reporters from other Gannett papers - Music columnist Peter Cooper is latest journalist to part ways with Nashville paper


How one reporter copes inside the ‘Ebola bubble’ (BuzzFeed)

“Bring gloves to give nurses you meet at clinics, even if you’re there for a story. Get small change to give to the kids who have been out of school for months and are selling ground nuts for pitiful sums on the side of road. Hell, give them candy. Violate all the principles of ostensibly good aid stewardship, because the good stewardship of the developed world didn’t get help here in time, and now everyone is dying around you.”

Fake news sites using Facebook to spread Ebola panic (The Verge)

“These sites claim to be satirical but lack even incompetent attempts at anything resembling humor”

How Ben Bradlee dealt with flacks (Washington Post)

“I would like to be sure that you understand that we trust our editors’ news judgement and that we distrust yours”

Ben Bradlee, 93 (WaPo)

“From the moment he took over The Post newsroom in 1965, Mr. Bradlee sought to create an important newspaper that would go far beyond the traditional model of a metropolitan daily”

Bloggingheads

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

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