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At HuffPost, the Old College Try

The outlet branches into college news

There’s a species of journalism we often forget to include when we talk about our fabled ‘new media landscape’: college... More

“The cute little program, which will be produced without any help from any grown-ups…”

Made for each other: Good Morning America and...The Onion. "NEW YORK—Saying they were bored and there was nothing fun to... More

Watch It Live: “paidContent 2010” Conference

Today in New York City, paidContent is convening a group of media-business leaders to discuss the state--and the future--of financed... More

BREAKING: Stephen Colbert Reads Cat Fancy

It's a great world we live in, folks, that would produce an image like the one below. It is presented... More

Live, from Paley: What’s the One Skill Journos Need Right Now?

At the Carnegie/Paley conference's session on entrepreneurial journalism just now, Jeff Jarvis asked his panelists to engage in a 'lightning... More

Streaming Today: Carnegie/Paley Conference on “Solving the Challenges of the News Frontier”

Today, at the Paley Center for Media in Manhattan, a collection of smart thinkers will be convening to discuss "A... More

“You Are the Woodward to My Bernstein,” and Other Journo Valentines

Last year, around this time, the good people at 10,000 Words unleashed unto the world a series of sappy-because-funny/funny-because-sappy Valentines.... More

Tweeted: Columbia’s Talk with David Remnick

For the next hour or so, The New Yorker's David Remnick will be talking magazines, journalism, and books with Columbia's... More

“John Murtha Dead”: ‘Funny’? ‘Typical’? ‘Finally’?

Sometimes, the systems news organizations have put in place to make news more social--admirable as those systems generally are in... More

Ironic Hed of the Day

From The New York Times, without further comment: More

Saying Uncle (Sam)

A new study reminds us that media subsidies are centuries-old—and fading

If you want to have some fun at the next future-of-news conference, just shout out, to a roomful of media... More

“We Have the Right Heart. I’d Go Down with You If I Could Brother.”

Support for James O'Keefe, via his Facebook wall: [h/t Dave Weigel] More

Magical! Revolutionary! Transcendent! Resplendent!

This is the actual description of Apple's iPad, copied verbatim from the actual iPad landing page of the actual Apple... More

“It’s so much more intimate than a laptop, and it’s so much more capable than a smartphone.”

Here it is, folks: The Future. Sleek and slick and thus far unicorn/leprechaun/fairydust-free. And they shall call its name...the iPad.... More

California Watch Launches “Open Newsroom” Project

The investigative outfit gets mobile. And caffeinated.

Think of an “investigative newsroom.” If you’re like most people, you’re probably imagining a sea of desks, the spaces between... More

Why won’t journalists ask Bill Cosby the tough questions? - Sexual assault charges are hardly ever mentioned to the TV star

Knoxville’s alt-weekly wasn’t losing money. It got shut down anyway - Scripps pulls the plug on Metro Pulse in favor of an entertainment supplement for the local daily

Chuck Todd’s Obama book says more about the author than it does about the president - ‘The Stranger’ underscores a broader problem with the way we cover politics

Beware labeling Pope Francis a liberal - Political boxes like liberal/conservative and evolutionist/creationist miss his real significance

The Virginian-Pilot produces a breakthrough investigation amid layoffs - Reporter John Holland discusses how the story came together, newsroom cutbacks, and colleagues who cover for each other


Which media outlets use ‘illegal immigrant’? (Fusion)

“[I]n spite of all the good reasons not to use the phrase, it is still very easy to find in the US press, even in headlines”

Jack Shafer on losing his job (Capital New York)

“Right now, my immediate plan is to go to work as a lay therapist at The Intercept to bring the healing there so John Cook and Matt Taibbi can return. I have great interpersonal skills.”

On outlets that continue to call unknown drone victims ‘militants’ (The Intercept)

“Like the US drone program itself, this deceitful media practice continues unabated”

UNITY’s convention is no more (All Digitocracy)

“The organization’s board of directors decided that UNITY will no longer host the quadrennial conferences for which it had become known”

Bloggingheads

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

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