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“Tell the Sandwich Artists: This One’s on WaPo

Hear ye, hear ye, Prospective Pundits Throughout the Land! Today is the last day to apply to take part in... More

CJR Encore Panel

As part of its pilot Encore fellowship program, CJR is currently hosting a panel of esteemed journalists who have successfully... More

In Which Glenn Beck Exploits…Himself

The vast majority of Glenn Beck's journalistic oeuvre can be classified under the heading of "Glenn Beck Exploits _____." And... More

“I want to pay for my online use of the New York Times…I have my credit card ready.”

Could it be that people...want to pay for news on the Web? An intriguing, if highly unscientific, survey of reactions... More

Gladwell: “Journalism Has to Get Smarter”

So Malcolm Gladwell--that maven, connector, and salesman rolled into one--has some thoughts about journalism. One of the more broad-ranging is... More

House and Garden: The Next Generation

Behold, the era of consolidation. Andrew Hearst, contributing editor at Vanity Fair (and former editorial assistant at CJR) envisions a... More

Stranger than Fiction

You know that scene in Independence Day, in which the president and his motley crew of alien-invasion survivors are taken... More

Balloon Boy Takes Flight

Some magazine covers that will soon be among us

So the bizarre, twist-and-turn-laden balloon "flight" of six-year-old Falcon Heene yesterday Captivated The Nation…by which we mean, of course, that... More

HuffPo Beats WaPo

The Huffington Post has made a practice of poaching writers from The Washington Post. Now, Team Arianna is adding insult... More

The AP: Intimations of Politico

The news cooperative declares its new focus on news that gets used

Every other year, The Associated Press holds a summit to analyze pressing issues facing the company—culminating in an executive strategy... More

“Did the Boy Fall out Along the Way, or Is This Part of Some Hoax?”

The fate of Falcon Heene, the six-year-old boy believed to have been trapped in a homemade hot-air balloon launched from... More

Helen Thomas: “Because I’m So Sassy.”

On the occasion of the release of her latest book, legendary White House correspondent Helen Thomas sits down for an... More

Gawker Media, Potential-for-Discursive-Dysentery Edition

I'm actually pretty excited about the Gawker-led experiment with Open Forums that I wrote about earlier today: it will be... More

WaPo Profile: Dunn Good

It fails to answer, in any concrete way, the biggest question: why, oh why, did she come out so harshly... More

Gawker Media, Potential-for-Anarchy Edition

So Gawker, this morning, launched a deceptively simple new feature on its homepage: a text box near its logo, populated... More

How Forbes got to $475 million - That’s what a Hong Kong investor has agreed to pay for a firm that two years ago had trouble paying its rent

Are female journalists up to the job of a Jill Abramson interview? - Reporters avoid unflattering discussion about her firing

How to check if that viral video is true - Journalists don’t always verify user-generated content, so readers need to learn how to verify what they see online

The Grand Dame of Florida reporting has retired twice, but she’s still causing trouble - A conversation with the Tampa Bay Times’ Lucy Morgan

Brick by brick - After years of shrinking ambition at The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos has the paper thinking global domination


The White House deploys minders to interviews all the time (WaPo)

“Almost every officially sanctioned exchange between reporters and the proverbial ‘senior administration officials’ is conducted in the presence of a press staffer”

The down-and-dirty history of TMZ (BuzzFeed)

“TMZ’s real engine — what defines its mission, what legitimizes it and sets it apart — is a unique and controversial mix of scandal mongering and investigative journalism”

The 10 worst New Yorker longreads (Gawker)

“[A]pparently [Adam] Gopnik did not know you could bake fancy breads from France and other cultures. So he got his mom to teach him how to bake them. A fine anecdote, maybe, to tell a friend or a therapist. But in this case he wrote about it for the New Yorker, a magazine.”

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