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“Ten Pounds of Small Grey Print/ Stories of All Kinds…”

Looks like the real Prairie Home Companion is the Sunday edition of The New York Times. The great Garrison Keillor,... More

Tweet of the Day

Ann Curry's Twitter feed offered this metaphortastic little gem this morning: "If you are interested in the world's refugee crisis,... More

The Froomkin Affair: A Roundup of ‘Terrible Disappointment’

Here's the official reason for White House Watch blogger Dan Froomkin's unceremonious dismissal from The Washington Post, courtesy of Washington... More

The First Time as Tragedy, the Second as Farsi

Status: Persian!!! Yep, take that, Twitter: Last night, Facebook--this week's second-most-talked-about social networking site--released a test version of its site... More

Stephen Knows Why…He Swatted That Fly…

This Colbert Report clip is belated (it's from Wednesday night's episode)--but it's a Friday, and the clip's hilarious...so here it... More

Photog Arrested in Iran Speaks Out

Photo District News has a fascinating Q&A with a photographer (European) who was arrested on Tuesday while covering the events... More

“It’s Like an Electronic Leash to Yank Me Back In”

...is how Contessa Brewer described her work-issued BlackBerry on MSNBC just now. (The comment came as Brewer was readying herself... More

#DailyShowFail?

Stewart’s send-up of CNN: surprisingly unfair

Here's something you might have missed in all the talk about Iran's "Twitter Revolution": it's totally mockable! Indeed. During his... More

Remember Moldova

Let’s hold off on pronouncements about the latest “Twitter Revolution”

"However things turn out in Iran, this will probably be forever known as the Twitter Revolution," Kevin Drum noted yesterday.... More

The “U” in “Community”

A new study of Chicago’s journalism scene takes a top-down approach to news value

"The reinvention of the news gathering industry is being engineered—at least in part—in Chicago," the Chicago Sun-Times declared in April.... More

Asia de…Puerto Rico

Without further comment--because, seriously, what can we add?--the latest cover of the National Review: More

Twitter: the Content Analysis!

The good folks over at the Oxford University Press, after analyzing nearly 1.5 million updates to the Cascading Commentary on... More

Transplant Registry

This Sunday, the Newark Star-Ledger will launch "Chain of Life," its three-part series tracing the experiences of six patients who... More

Paradise Lost?

Up until now, there's been an element of utopianism to Twitter--a communal sensibility, a sense of egalitariansim, a conviction of... More

Savoring Success, Niche Mag Edition

Saveur, the high-end culinary glossy, continues to buck otherwise downward industry trends. The mag has just produced the largest June/July... 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”

Bloggingheads

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