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News As Bottled Water

From a who will pay for news piece in the business section of today's New York Times: How do you... More

Virginia Heffernan Hates Her iPhone…

...iPhone lovers hate Heffernan's piece (scan the comments section). More

Pat Kiernan Goes National

Pat Kiernan, the man who reads aloud on TV from New York-area newspapers ("In the Papers" on NY1) is now... More

“I Am Now On The Other Side of This War”

Two Iraqi translators for the New York Times, Mudhafer al-Husaini and Sahar S. Gabriel, have received refugee visas to come... More

To Cable, With Love

"[Sarah Palin] is the gift that keeps on giving to cable television and certainly the supermarket tabloids," said John Decker,... More

Michelle, In The Eye of the Beholder

Michelle Obama: "The New Oprah?" The New... President? (The New Director of Your Local Daycare Center?) More

“There Will Still Be News”

In a Washington Post http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/04/05/AR2009040501733.html">column, Michael Kinsley shrugs off The Death of Newspapers As We (Used To) Know Them: We're... More

18-Year Media Ban Ends

New organizations were on hand late last night at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware, for the first time since... More

Still Don’t “Get” Twitter?

"TRULY GROUNDBREAKING MARKETING RESEARCH: UNDERSTANDING TWITTER." (h/t Andrew Sullivan) More

Snub Is In The Air

Are American reporters adopting that perceiving-slights-around-every-corner thing that some British reporters seem to have? (When in London...) The New York... More

I Covered The G20 And All I Got Was This Lousy…

A report on President Obama's overseas trip devolved into swag talk on CBS News's The Early Show this morning: BILL... More

Look Kids! Big Ben! Parliament!

If President Obama is in London, no need to ask, Where in the world is Brian, Charlie and Katie? All... More

Hey, Fox Nation!

I assume, this being launch week, that the content aggregators at The Fox Nation are pretty busy. So, in case... More

The Ballad(s) Of Glenn Beck

Behold: "The Poetry of Glenn Beck," Volumes 1 and 2. More

“Top 10 April Fool’s Day Fake News Items”

PC World has compiled what it regards as today's ten best fake news items. Wireless wolfpigeon "news" aside, here's my... More

In Reporters’ Briefing Book, Brits See “Snubs”

Are American reporters accompanying President Obama overseas geographically challenged? Is the self-worth of some British reporters too easily challenged? Are... More

No Twittering In The Soloist

Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel's movie reviewer, was "touched by the grim state-of-the-newspaper subtext" in the film The Soloist (based... More

“I Know That’s English Online, But…”

... it's not the same," Carol Banas, 56, a retired city planner and longtime reader of the Detroit Free Press,... More

“A Liberal’s Conservative” for the NYT

Selected bits from Michael Calderone's profile of Ross Douthat, soon to join the New York Times op-ed page: Micheal Barbaro,... More

Krugman’s Warning

"The magazine cover effect" (in short, short the stock of any CEO you see on a magazine cover) "presumably.. applies... More

The ethics of The Guardian’s Whisper bombshell - It would have been a journalistic lapse not to have told readers

Gawker: The internet bully - Nick Denton’s media empire is an intellectual online fraternity that invites people to their parties only to make them buy the booze

The Washington Post short-sells a reporter’s integrity - Steven Pearlstein smears TheStreet’s Adam Feuerstein for criticizing a biotech firm

Former Sun-Times staffers react to top reporter’s resignation - “Whereas we don’t have all the answers, we have way too many questions about what happened here”

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


‘My Captivity’ (NYT Mag)

An American journalist on his two-year kidnapping in Syria

FBI faked an AP story, in Seattle Times style, to catch a suspect (Seattle Times)

“‘We are outraged that the FBI, with the apparent assistance of the US Attorney’s Office, misappropriated the name of The Seattle Times to secretly install spyware on the computer of a crime suspect,’ said Seattle Times Editor Kathy Best”

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”

Bloggingheads

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

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