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Economist Blogs: Now Bylined*

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Monday afternoon, while perusing posts about libertarian health care plans, the rollout of the Obama administration’s middle-class assistance initiatives, the... More

“The bittersweet chocolate and cab was a match made in heaven.”

Behold, the unholy union of Fawning Political Profile and Fawning Restaurant Review that is Politico Click's dinner with (Napa) California... More

Survey: Majority of Journalists Now Depend on Social Media for Story Research

An overwhelming majority of reporters and editors now depend on social media for their story research, a new survey of... More

BREAKING: President HopeNChange Reads Stuff

A lot--and very, very little--may be said about the lengthy examination of Barack Obama's media influences in today's Washington Post.... More

Knight Puts Contests in Context (and Vice Versa)

The Knight News Challenge may be one of the most exciting new traditions in journalism...but it can also be one... More

Don’t Forget to Tip Your Server…

Facebook gets its own data center in gorgeous Prineville, Oregon. More

Tragedy’s Thousand Words

The past couple of days have produced prose, describing scenes from Haiti, that has been nauseating and heartbreaking in equal... More

“SUPPORT THE JOURNALIST”

Paige Williams reported a story. She financed it herself. She’d love to be paid back.

In 1978, when she was eighteen years old and living, with the rest of the country, through an economic crisis... More

In Which the World Makes Just a Little More Sense

Sarah Palin: beamed up to the mothership. More

Hey, Internet! Journalism’s Financial Crisis is Solved!

We'd considered paywalls. We'd considered foundation support. We'd considered government subsidies. The one news-funding strategy we hadn't considered? Spit-roasted pig.... More

Bailey v. Potter, Facebook Edition

Sometimes we have some fun with HuffPo. But that's not to say that the outlet, in its broader scope, doesn't... More

BREAKING: Ice Cream Tasty; Kittens Cute, Cuddly

Just because it's Friday...behold, per 11 Points, eleven of "the most painfully obvious newspaper articles ever." Including: More

Journalism That Matters Conference—Watch It Live

The Journalism That Matters Conference (official title: "Re-imagining News & Community in the Pacific Northwest") is taking place today and... More

McCullough to Head AP’s Social Network Center

Congrats to Lauren McCullough, who's been named AP's Manager of Social Networks and News Engagement at the org's "Nerve Center"... 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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