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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

The ethics of The Guardian’s Whisper bombshell - It would have been a journalistic lapse not to have told readers

Gawker: The internet bully - Nick Denton’s media empire is an intellectual online fraternity that invites people to their parties only to make them buy the booze

The Washington Post short-sells a reporter’s integrity - Steven Pearlstein smears TheStreet’s Adam Feuerstein for criticizing a biotech firm

Former Sun-Times staffers react to top reporter’s resignation - “Whereas we don’t have all the answers, we have way too many questions about what happened here”

Stop trolling your readers - We know you’re only doing it for clicks


‘My Captivity’ (NYT Mag)

An American journalist on his two-year kidnapping in Syria

FBI faked an AP story, in Seattle Times style, to catch a suspect (Seattle Times)

“‘We are outraged that the FBI, with the apparent assistance of the US Attorney’s Office, misappropriated the name of The Seattle Times to secretly install spyware on the computer of a crime suspect,’ said Seattle Times Editor Kathy Best”

How one reporter copes inside the ‘Ebola bubble’ (BuzzFeed)

“Bring gloves to give nurses you meet at clinics, even if you’re there for a story. Get small change to give to the kids who have been out of school for months and are selling ground nuts for pitiful sums on the side of road. Hell, give them candy. Violate all the principles of ostensibly good aid stewardship, because the good stewardship of the developed world didn’t get help here in time, and now everyone is dying around you.”

Fake news sites using Facebook to spread Ebola panic (The Verge)

“These sites claim to be satirical but lack even incompetent attempts at anything resembling humor”

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