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Newsweekly No More

Jon Meacham, Newsweek's editor, describes the thinking behind the magazine's planned makeover: "There’s a phrase in the culture, ‘we need... More

Tweets of the Rich(ish) and Famous(like)

I guess A-List Hollywood has not yet caught the Twitter bug. How else to explain the appearance of CNN's Rick... More

Have Reporters Gone “Pong Slayer” On The Stimulus Bill?

Whose In Defense of The Stimulus Bill, Which Republicans Have Given A Bad Name-themed op-ed today do you prefer: E.J.... More

Even Walter Isaacson…

"...has quit subscribing to the New York Times, because if it doesn't see fit to charge for its content, I'd... More

President, “Spotlight Hog?”

This morning, MSNBC asked (via chyron), whether President Obama is "Losing His Luster?" And if so, CNN -- via its... More

Presidential Interview “Lightening Rounds”

Of the five TV interviews President Obama sat for yesterday, two involved, toward the end, what the anchors described as... More

AP: “The Audacity of Acknowledging Poor Judgment”

The AP finds a similar refrain throughout President Obama's five TV interviews yesterday. Regarding his handling of the Daschle nomination:... More

Its, The Economy Stoopid

Reports MSNBC: [W]hile blunders and bloopers have ever exasperated the spelling snobs and grammar grunions of the world, our recent... More

Daschle “Read NYT,” “Called The President”

On MSNBC earlier this afternoon, Andrea Mitchell described her phone call with Tom Daschle today and how he came to... More

Iraqi Newspapers: Elections (And Egyptian Actresses)

The New York Times's Baghdad Blog surveys Iraqi newspaper coverage of the provincial elections. While official election results are not... More

Career Change?

From today's New York Times: An unusual number of journalists from prominent, mainstream organizations started new government jobs in January,... More

Headline News From Lauer’s Obama Interview

What news was made during Matt Lauer's Super Bowl Sunday interview with President Obama on NBC? What's the headline? Depends,... More

Groundhog Tweets

Looks like Gen. Beauregard Lee has finally found a way to get out from under Punxsutawney Phil's shadow: "Georgia groundhog... More

“Thank God The Newspaper Exists…”

...said Russian President Dmitri A. Medvedev of Novaya Gazeta, "an independent newspaper that has established itself as one of the... More

Nightline’s Future (Per “People With Knowledge Of Meetings”)

The New York Times today reports: "ABC Said To Consider 'Kimmel' in 'Nightline' Slot," (that is, moving comedian Jimmy Kimmel's... More

Joan Walsh “Could Never Be” Dick Armey’s Wife (So There!)

Chris Matthews sort of lost (or failed to take) control of Hardball last night . What happened? During a loud... More

End Of (Book) World?

After February 15, the Washington Post will no longer publish Book World, its stand-alone print book review section. Books coverage,... More

Bow Reports

Do you know this Lego woman? Look familiar, at all? The LA Times explains. SF Weekly offers additional images. The... More

Andrea, Anecdotally

Anecdotal evidence gathered mostly via IM by The (New York) Observer suggests that... some of the Observer reporters' gay friends... More

By Blago Interview #14, What’s Left To Ask?

What's left to ask when you're conducting the 17th 14th (of 17, total*) interview with Gov. Blagojevich in 48 hours... 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.