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Gettin’ Piggy with It: Anderson Cooper Edition

Hot on the heels of the news about Sanjay Gupta's brush with swine flu...we learn that Gupta may well be... More

Total Ellipse of the Heart…

Do you have a soft spot in your heart for the semicolon? Do you harbor passionate feelings about the proper... More

Congressional Hearing: Newspapers and “the Impact on the Economy and Democracy”

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Chair of the Joint Economic Committee, is currently convening a hearing: “The Future of Newspapers: The... More

For That Special Nerd in Your Life…

...mental_floss magazine has produced a gift that will, in its way, keep on giving: a t-shirt bearing the slogan, "The... More

Earnest Headline of the Day

The following headline is presented without further comment, except to clarify that it is not--repeat, not--from The Onion: "Penn Township... More

Deadline NYT

In a cost-saving measure, The New York Times is moving up the deadline for its Monday-through-Saturday papers by half an... More

…And the Book Would Weigh 1.2 Billion Pounds

Ever wonder what would be required, theoretically, to print out the entirety of the Internet on paper? No? Well, regardless:... More

50 Ways to Spell ‘Quaddafi’

Here at CJR, we've been thinking a lot lately about the informational implications of fragmentation in the news. So we've... More

‘I Went to Afghanistan, and All I Got Was This Lousy Swine Flu’

Talk about internalizing a story. On a recent reporting trip to Afghanistan, Sanjay Gupta--CNN's chief medical correspondent and a onetime... More

Lede of the Day

Behold, the introduction of the Atlantic correspondent Graeme Wood's latest blog post, emphasis mine: Last month, Mexico decriminalized possession and... More

Spot.us, Now in Two Spots

When it decides which digital-news projects to fund each years as part of its News Challenge, the Knight Foundation makes... More

Clinton: “I Am Bitter about It”

As a follow-up to yesterday's much-discussed USA Today article--yes, the one that detailed, among other things, the tragicomic episode in... More

Wiki Fingers

So you know Time magazine's none-too-flattering treatment of the 'troubles' of Wikipedia? The one suggesting that the online encyclopedia--the paragon... More

Genachowski, the Journal, and Net Neutrality

Earlier today, FCC chair Julius Genachowski delivered a speech in which he laid out two new proposals for FCC adoption:... More

Barack Obama, Media Thinker

The most interesting part of Barack Obama's Oval Office discussion with reporters from the Toledo Blade and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette... 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


A First Look update (First Look Media)

“[R]ather than immediately launching a large collection of digital ‘magazines’ based on strong, expert journalists with their own followings, as we imagined earlier, we’ll begin by building out the two we’ve started and then explore adding new ones as we learn”

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.”

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

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