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All the News That’s Fit to Digg

The Front Page of a Newspaper and Digg: two paradigms--editorial selection, selection-by-the-crowd--of Getting News to Readers. But...ever wondered what would... More

Lede of the Day

This one, courtesy of the good people at The Onion: NEW YORK—According to a report published this week in American... More

Why the Financial System Collapsed, “In One Simple Sentence”

The genius that is Calvin Trillin continues. Hot on the heels of his Polanski Poetry, Trillin turns in a New... More

Calling All “Interactive Tools”…

So the American Society of Magazine Editors--the organization behind the National Magazine Awards--is expanding the NMA prize categories to include,... More

Heffernan: The McLuhan of the Interwebs?

So Virginia Heffernan, "The Medium" columnist for The New York Times Magazine, is currently shopping a book about...the Internet. Yes.... More

“Celebrities would just be fools/ To play by little people’s rules.”

The verse of Calvin Trillin takes on a bitingly ironic cast when the Deadline Poet waxes poetic about...Roman Polanski: For... More

More on The Guardian: The Twitter Effect

I wrote earlier today about the lifting of the injunction preventing The Guardian from reporting on the question that British... More

Chicken Done Right

How do you make a story about the economics of boneless chicken wings--"an improbable poultry part [that] is showing up... More

Guardian Gag Lifted

Today brings the lifting of the much-reviled injunction banning The Guardian from reporting on British parliamentary proceedings--specifically, we now know,... More

Snowe Falling on Cedars

So, it is official: Olympia Snowe, Republican senator from the state of Maine and, of late, The Most Sucked-Up-To Woman... More

CNN: “They Have 20 to 35 to 70 Percent More Facts”

Remember when CNN fact-checked SNL? Remember all those other times CNN didn't bother with fact-checking? Last night, Jon Stewart poked... More

Lede of the Day

The lede of this AP report--found in The Washington Post--seems, somehow, an all-too-apt sign of our times, does it not?... More

Yoani Sánchez Denied Permission to Leave Cuba to Receive Cabot Prize

This summer, when Columbia's Journalism School announced this year's winners of the Maria Moors Cabot Prize--the oldest award in international... More

Fox Holes

In which the White House confuses an ‘aggressive’ press strategy with a petty one

You campaign in poetry, the saying goes; you govern in prose. Here is some poetry, courtesy of Barack Obama, on... More

Glee in DeeCee

If you've been thinking, of late, that, at this decisive moment in the unfolding of our national narrative, the thing... More

Why won’t journalists ask Bill Cosby the tough questions? - Sexual assault charges are hardly ever mentioned to the TV star

Knoxville’s alt-weekly wasn’t losing money. It got shut down anyway - Scripps pulls the plug on Metro Pulse in favor of an entertainment supplement for the local daily

Chuck Todd’s Obama book says more about the author than it does about the president - ‘The Stranger’ underscores a broader problem with the way we cover politics

Beware labeling Pope Francis a liberal - Political boxes like liberal/conservative and evolutionist/creationist miss his real significance

The Virginian-Pilot produces a breakthrough investigation amid layoffs - Reporter John Holland discusses how the story came together, newsroom cutbacks, and colleagues who cover for each other


Which media outlets use ‘illegal immigrant’? (Fusion)

“[I]n spite of all the good reasons not to use the phrase, it is still very easy to find in the US press, even in headlines”

Jack Shafer on losing his job (Capital New York)

“Right now, my immediate plan is to go to work as a lay therapist at The Intercept to bring the healing there so John Cook and Matt Taibbi can return. I have great interpersonal skills.”

On outlets that continue to call unknown drone victims ‘militants’ (The Intercept)

“Like the US drone program itself, this deceitful media practice continues unabated”

UNITY’s convention is no more (All Digitocracy)

“The organization’s board of directors decided that UNITY will no longer host the quadrennial conferences for which it had become known”

Bloggingheads

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

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