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ProPublica on the Fort Hood “Run-and-Gun”

ProPublica's Stephen Engelberg takes a refreshingly thorough look at the coverage of Nadal Malik Hasan--"a classic run-and-gun investigative story in... More

Modern Media Insults: More Freudian than Jungian

When it comes to juvenile, intra-media fighting, CJR and its research associates have determined--after extensive data-mining, number-crunching, and textual analysis--that... More

Larry King and the Beauty Queen

So Carrie Prejean, the former Miss California, guested on Larry King Live last night. And the results were...horribly, weirdly, painfully... More

Lou Dobbs: Requiem for a Dream

So Lou Dobbs has been sent to a nice farm upstate, where he will be free to run and jump... More

Leprechauns! Unicorns! Senior Editors!

Of all the Mysterious Things in the world--the Bermuda Triangle, the Great Sphinx, crop circles, Anderson Cooper--perhaps none is more... More

Trib Sports Columnist Rick Morrissey Eats Own Words

Move over, eating crow. The Chicago Tribune's Rick Morrissey has eaten his own words. Literally. Watch the sports columnist take... More

Citizen Journalism: The Smackdown

I wrote yesterday about "After Fort Hood, another example of how 'citizen journalists' can't handle the truth," a Tech Crunch... More

Trash Compactor

The NYT’s “Pacific garbage patch” story: a Spot.us “deliverable” that doesn’t quite deliver

Today’s New York Times features an article about a patch of garbage, estimated to be two times the area of... More

Citizen Journalism vs. “Tragi-porn”

In defense—kind of—of Paul Carr’s attempted takedown of citizen journalism

There’s a fine line, apparently, between citizen journalism and “tragi-porn.” If you believe TechCruch’s Paul Carr, the two might as... More

Study: Only 0.027 Percent of Iranians Use Twitter

Remember Iran's "Twitter Revolution"? Seems it may have gone the way of Moldova's. Per Valleywag's Ravi Somaiya--per, in turn, a... More

MoDo Jetés the Shark

So there's not too much going on in the world right now. The Fort Hood shootings. The House health care... More

Nieman Lab Trains Gaze on NGOs

Nieman Lab has launched a series of essays examining the relationship between journalism and...non-governmental organizations. "NGOs and the News: Exploring... More

The Future of Journalism: The Contest!

So The Nation--whose John Nichols, along with journalism professor Robert McChesney, is writing a book on the future of news--is... More

SNL Takes on Fox News

"In the tank." "'Jack' and 'squat.'" One of Saturday Night Live's trademarks is its ability to take political and cultural... More

Beltway™ — Eat Fresh!

Earlier today, a gaggle of journos engaged in something that's become a right of passage for Fourth Estaters of the... 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


You are now entering the demented kingdom of William T. Vollmann (TNR)

“Franzen tells a hilarious story of being a young writer in New York, meeting Vollmann, becoming fast friends, and inaugurating a draft swap. A while later, they exchanged work. Franzen gave Vollmann a dozen chiseled pages. Vollmann gave Franzen an entire novel.”

39 pieces of advice for journalists and writers of color (BuzzFeed)

“Make yourself indispensable. Dispel any rumors, however quiet, that you are just there for a ‘quota’”

In the digital sphere, ‘magazine’ = money (Digiday)

“A single page in a glossy magazine could be discounted by more than half its open rate and still get an effective CPM of about $70. Online display ad CPMs average under $3”

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