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ProPublica on the Fort Hood “Run-and-Gun”

ProPublica's Stephen Engelberg takes a refreshingly thorough look at the coverage of Nadal Malik Hasan--"a classic run-and-gun investigative story in... More

Modern Media Insults: More Freudian than Jungian

When it comes to juvenile, intra-media fighting, CJR and its research associates have determined--after extensive data-mining, number-crunching, and textual analysis--that... More

Larry King and the Beauty Queen

So Carrie Prejean, the former Miss California, guested on Larry King Live last night. And the results were...horribly, weirdly, painfully... More

Lou Dobbs: Requiem for a Dream

So Lou Dobbs has been sent to a nice farm upstate, where he will be free to run and jump... More

Leprechauns! Unicorns! Senior Editors!

Of all the Mysterious Things in the world--the Bermuda Triangle, the Great Sphinx, crop circles, Anderson Cooper--perhaps none is more... More

Trib Sports Columnist Rick Morrissey Eats Own Words

Move over, eating crow. The Chicago Tribune's Rick Morrissey has eaten his own words. Literally. Watch the sports columnist take... More

Citizen Journalism: The Smackdown

I wrote yesterday about "After Fort Hood, another example of how 'citizen journalists' can't handle the truth," a Tech Crunch... More

Trash Compactor

The NYT’s “Pacific garbage patch” story: a Spot.us “deliverable” that doesn’t quite deliver

Today’s New York Times features an article about a patch of garbage, estimated to be two times the area of... More

Citizen Journalism vs. “Tragi-porn”

In defense—kind of—of Paul Carr’s attempted takedown of citizen journalism

There’s a fine line, apparently, between citizen journalism and “tragi-porn.” If you believe TechCruch’s Paul Carr, the two might as... More

Study: Only 0.027 Percent of Iranians Use Twitter

Remember Iran's "Twitter Revolution"? Seems it may have gone the way of Moldova's. Per Valleywag's Ravi Somaiya--per, in turn, a... More

MoDo Jetés the Shark

So there's not too much going on in the world right now. The Fort Hood shootings. The House health care... More

Nieman Lab Trains Gaze on NGOs

Nieman Lab has launched a series of essays examining the relationship between journalism and...non-governmental organizations. "NGOs and the News: Exploring... More

The Future of Journalism: The Contest!

So The Nation--whose John Nichols, along with journalism professor Robert McChesney, is writing a book on the future of news--is... More

SNL Takes on Fox News

"In the tank." "'Jack' and 'squat.'" One of Saturday Night Live's trademarks is its ability to take political and cultural... More

Beltway™ — Eat Fresh!

Earlier today, a gaggle of journos engaged in something that's become a right of passage for Fourth Estaters of the... 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


Female sportscasters are speaking up (NYT)

“[i]n the wake of the recent scandals, women have been driving the story, providing a perspective that their male counterparts simply cannot”

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!

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