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Twitter: Rea-list/Idea-list

Twitter lists are upon us. How will they affect the platform’s culture?

Twitter is listless no longer. Following in the footsteps of Facebook, the increasingly popular platform has given its users the... More

“The Huffington Post Is Truly a Creature of Its Medium”

The Economist's Democracy in America blog chats up Dan Froomkin about White House coverage, the perils of attempted objectivity, and... More

Shoe Leather (New Balance 587 Running Shoes Edition)

In our New Media Landscape, populated as it is by species struggling for survival, the most endangered species of all... More

Survivor: Regulatory Outback

Meet Yul Kwon, new deputy chief of the Federal Communications Commission's Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau. Kwon is immensely qualified... More

The Few. The Proud. The Pundits.

For those who have, like us, been waiting with bated breath for the announcement of the finalists in the Contest... More

Keller: NYT “within Weeks of a Decision” about Paywalls

In his Public Editor column today, Clark Hoyt reports on the surprising-but-also-unsurprising--and either way media-moment-symbolizing--staff reductions that The New York... More

GlobalPost: Generating Revenue

Back in January, on the occasion of its launch, we wrote about GlobalPost, the Boston-based international news startup--and about the... More

The Daily Show: ‘What the Fox?’

Yay! Jon Stewart takes on the hyperbolic media treatment of World War III The White House War Against Fox News.... More

White House Pool Party: TPM’s Invited!

Talking Points Memo, pioneer in online news, takes yet another step on the pebble-paved path toward TraditionalMediaesqueWashingtonCoverage. Politico's Michael Calderone... More

Ninety-Nine Red Balloons

Um. Wow. Below, the Project for Excellence in Journalism's New Media Index for the week of October 19-23--the week, nb,... More

FCC Taps Waldman to Study “State of the Media”

Beliefnet founder to make policy recommendations to ensure “a vibrant media landscape”

Steven Waldman, veteran journalist and co-founder of Beliefnet, has been tapped by the FCC to lead an agency-wide initiative designed... More

“He’s doing what on Facebook?”

Meet Jonathan Woodlief, the fellow who is: coordinating nearly a million and a half online protesters; leading one of the... More

Correction Fluid

Lessons from the Scalia misquote heard ‘round the Web

It seemed too strange to be true—and, in the end, it was. A story posted to The Huffington Post yesterday... More

Lieberman Opts Out

My, how times do change. In a blatant ploy for attention declaration of his disapproval of the health care reform... More

Slate Editor: We Need “Durable Journalism”

Quality versus quantity. The perennial tension, in journalism as in all things, applies not merely to news outlets' content, but... 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.”

Bloggingheads

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

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