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Twittering the Talk: Jen Preston, NYT Social Media Editor

For the next hour or so, Jen Preston--social media editor of The New York Times--will be speaking at Columbia's J-School.... More

CNN Is Last in Prime Time (And It’s All Anderson Cooper’s Fault!)

Let the hand-wringing begin: CNN--the cable news network oft cited, rightly or wrongly, for playing news pretty much 'straight down... More

“There Are Breasty Turkeys, There Are Flat-Chested Turkeys…”

Talk about fowl being fair. In today's New York Times, Food & Wine editor Dana Cowin gives us the behind-the-scenes... More

Letters to a Young Opinionist

"As Thomas Jefferson once famously said, 'So-called global warming is just a giant wad of liberal crap.'" So writes Gene... More

CNN.com Gets a Redesign

Their content itself is vastly--vastly--different. But, online, it's becoming increasingly difficult to tell the difference between cable TV outlets...and their... More

Because It Is Friday

Meet Michael Jones, the guy who has the name of the St. Paul Pioneer Press tattooed across his forehead. The... More

Kind of Like George Washington Joining MoveOn.org…

That great sonic boom you might have heard yesterday evening? It wasn't a space shuttle re-entering the earth's atmosphere, or... More

Cosmo…Not?

More from the annals of unironic-but-on-the-other-hand-immensely-ironic Media Outlet Self-Parody: This is, to be clear, the actual cover of the actual... More

Video: Jim O’Shea Discusses the Chicago News Cooperative

After yesterday's announcement of the Chicago News Cooperative--and of the new network's deal to share content with The New York... More

“Who’s Hotter? (PHOTOS)”

Guess which news outlet produced the following headline: "Marge Simpson's Playboy Vs. Other Playboy Cover Models: Who's Hotter? (PHOTOS)"? Yes.... More

Ladies and Gentlemen…the White House Press Corps

Last week, I wrote about Karaoke in the Capitol, the Spectacular Spectacular which promised to be--in addition to 'glad-handing power... More

Another Green Jobs Initiative, Nipped in the Bud?

Talk about a high response rate. Westword editor Patricia Calhoun describes the onslaught--of resumes and media attention--that followed after the... More

Say Hello to…The Chicago News Cooperative

While there's much disagreement about the future of news--what it should look like, whom it should cater to, how it... More

“If I want to learn about the indignities suffered by radical Muslims, I know where to look.”

David Rohde: reporter, former captive...and Taliban sympathizer? In a section in her New York Post column entitled "Read it in... More

End of the Rhode

The final installment of New York Times reporter David Rohde's gripping story of his captivity with the Taliban--in which he... 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


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!

This Is How Joanna Coles Changed Cosmo (Refinery29)

The British reporter-turned-editor has made good on her promises to bring politics to the magazine, win some very big-deal journalism awards, and secure the most interesting exclusive interviews

Bloggingheads

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

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