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Blog Gridlock!

The eminently quotable Michael Kinsley has a nice piece, in this week's Time, about blog gridlock (a topic we explore... More

Salon Rakes the Muck

Last month, Salon published an article investigating the deaths of Army Pfc. Albert Nelson and Pfc. Roger Suarez, two soldiers... More

Is This Where We Are?

Wednesday night, Abraham Biggs, a 19-year-old Florida resident, overdosed on a toxic combination of benzodiazepine, a depressant used to treat... More

Blame It on the Black Star

Remember the, um, slightly ironic biography PublicAffairs released last year? The one about disgraced president Richard Nixon, written by disgraced... More

The Bold and the Bootyful

Jon Stewart and "senior anti-piracy correspondent" John Oliver poke fun at the media's, er, ARRRsenal of inane pirate puns in... More

Dept of Bizarre Gigs

Apparently, Ani diFranco did an impromptu set yesterday...at the Wall Street Journal newsroom. Gawker has the bizarro details of the... More

So You Think You Can Dance…Dance…Dance

So yesterday was Chris Matthews's much-anticipated appearance on Ellen. Anticipated, of course, not for the interview, but for the dancing.... More

Brian Lehrer on Crowdsourcing

Another note from the Consumer Revolution conference: Brian Lehrer, of New York City's public-radio station, WNYC, spoke about his station's... More

John Darnton on Those Watchdog Web Sites

Another note from the Consumer Revolution conference: John Darnton, a forty-year veteran of The New York Times, has his doubts... More

Leaving on a (Private) Jet Plane

Yesterday's irony-laden meeting between the House Financial Services Committee and Detroit's Big Three: what Dana Milbank and his Washington Sketch... More

Bob Garfield on Aggregation

Another saucy bit from the Consumer Revolution conference: Bob Garfield on aggregation. "We're soon going to see aggregators of aggregators,"... More

David Cay Johnston on Bloggers

At today's Consumer Revolution on the Web conference (hosted by Consumer Reports and CJR), David Cay Johnston, speaking on a... More

Couric on that “Vast Variety of Sources”

Katie Couric, guesting on Letterman last night, talked about those awkward-if-not-disastrous Sarah Palin interviews. Including: Palin's refusal to reveal which... More

Career Paths, Bizarro World Edition

Generally speaking, a mailroom is the place where you begin your career. Except at the Newark Star-Ledger, that is--the paper... More

Kristol: “I’m a Fan of the Blogosphere”

…and other takeaways from today’s IFC media panel

Earlier today, the Independent Film Channel hosted a panel discussion pegged to tonight's premiere of The IFC Media Project. Moderated... 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

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