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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

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

Bloggingheads

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

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