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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

Apple can’t hide from a 20-year-old reporter - The University of Michigan student gets behind the tech titan’s newest products

Al Jazeera America struggles to get off the margins - A quality-first strategy faces huge hurdles

Finding James Foley - This 2013 story takes a look at GlobalPost’s search for the photojournalist

Gannett cribs from Advance Publications playbook for struggling newspapers - Staff compete for fewer jobs; ‘readers become the assignment editor’

Cop corruption probe sparks newspaper feud - A spiked story is at the center of a bitter fight between Philadelphia’s two dailies


The impact of watching executions (PSmag)

“[E]xecutions, even for people who support capital punishment, and even when the criminals being put to death evoke little personal sympathy because of the nature of their crimes, take a toll on witnesses”

Times of India demands employee social media passwords (Quartz)

The company will possess log-in information and will be free to post any material to the account without journalists’ knowledge

Reconnecting with a story source, 17 years later (Hartford Courant)

“People who say reporters exploit people? You are right, we do. We parachute into people’s lives, sidle up, convince them that we care — and then disengage when the story is over. But that doesn’t mean we don’t connect, in a genuine way.”

The McDonald’s in Ferguson (LAT)

“Lately, the restaurant has taken on the appearance of a battered frontier outpost”

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