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Radio in Motion

From the Upright Citizens Brigade: If you love NPR and dance, you'll love NPR jingles interpreted through dance. If the... More

Pressing Forward

What type of reception will reporters get covering the Obama White House? In his blog, The New Yorker's George Packer... More

A Laurel to the Rocky Mountain News

Send tips and suggestions to dartsandlaurels@cjr.org

Laurel to the Rocky Mountain News for uncovering a systemic effort by a federal Department of Labor program to deny... More

The Palin Pile-On

The post-election dissection of Sarah Palin

Inspirational election be damned. We’ve heard plenty of inspired rhetoric and historic wonderment. Let’s get on to the good stuff:... More

Ballet Lessons From Rahm Emanuel

Before Rahm Emanuel became Barack Obama's officially announced chief of staff, I tried to interview him about ballet. A few... More

The Mandate Mantra

A new president means a new challenge for the press

A comfortable Democratic margin of victory, coupled with gains in the House and Senate, and the word “mandate” is on... More

Gone to the Dogs

The Obamas are getting a puppy. And already, the questions are flying. Obama made the announcement during his victory speech... More

Bells and Whistles

The networks’ high-tech tricks disappoint on election night

While the newspaper industry scrambles to “shore up” its economy with layoff after layoff, cable news seems to be doing... More

Smart Thoughts

Whenever I remember to read Good magazine, I'm always happy that I found my way there. Today's foraging found two... More

Charting a New Course

Will The Christian Science Monitor’s new model save the rest of journalism? No.

The future is here, sort of. On Tuesday, The Christian Science Monitor announced that starting in 2009 it would stop... More

Fresh Thoughts on Voter Registration

Last night on Fresh Air, Jonah Goldman of the National Campaign for Fair Elections offered a not-so-new, not-so-radical, duh-in-a-good-way idea... More

It Happened To McCain

The New York Times writes the history of the McCain campaign

Although the election is, as I write, still more than a week away, The New York Times Magazine decided to... More

Phones They are A-Ringin’

Jeff Zeleny's work-in-progress buddy-picture screenplay, working title "Bam and Ax Take Washington," opens with a phone call. The senator calls... More

Beyond Bradley

Writing in the Miami Herald op-ed page today, Washington and Lee University's journalism ethics professor Edward Wasserman calls for reporters... More

Double Awesome

Here are two things I love: 1) John Hodgman, of the "I'm a Mac, and I'm a PC" ads, also... More

Apple can’t hide from a 20-year-old reporter - The University of Michigan student gets behind the tech titan’s newest products

Al Jazeera America struggles to get off the margins - A quality-first strategy faces huge hurdles

Finding James Foley - This 2013 story takes a look at GlobalPost’s search for the photojournalist

Gannett cribs from Advance Publications playbook for struggling newspapers - Staff compete for fewer jobs; ‘readers become the assignment editor’

Cop corruption probe sparks newspaper feud - A spiked story is at the center of a bitter fight between Philadelphia’s two dailies


The impact of watching executions (PSmag)

“[E]xecutions, even for people who support capital punishment, and even when the criminals being put to death evoke little personal sympathy because of the nature of their crimes, take a toll on witnesses”

Times of India demands employee social media passwords (Quartz)

The company will possess log-in information and will be free to post any material to the account without journalists’ knowledge

Reconnecting with a story source, 17 years later (Hartford Courant)

“People who say reporters exploit people? You are right, we do. We parachute into people’s lives, sidle up, convince them that we care — and then disengage when the story is over. But that doesn’t mean we don’t connect, in a genuine way.”

The McDonald’s in Ferguson (LAT)

“Lately, the restaurant has taken on the appearance of a battered frontier outpost”

Bloggingheads

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

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