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On Gatekeepers and InfoValets

Going on now: "From Gatekeepers to InfoValets: Work Plans for Sustaining Journalism," a future-of-journalism conference in Washington, DC. Convened by... More

Lapham’s Quarterly: Utne’s “Best New Publication”

Congrats to Lapham's Quarterly, Lewis Lapham's journal of history, which was awarded "Best New Publication" at the 20th Annual Utne... More

The Gray Lady Talks Twitter

So today is, apparently, Social Media Day at The New York Times. In addition to announcing Jennifer Preston as its... More

The Public Editor and the Internet: The Match Game!

Clark Hoyt builds up the case of The Times v. The Bloggers

Here's a little game for you on this post-holiday Tuesday. See if you can identify which phrases, taken from New... More

The Times’s Lips, Wikipedia’s Ears

The New York Times home page just announced, literally one minute ago, that Obama has chosen Sonia Sotomayor as his... More

Twelve Columns

Alexander Shaw, who spearheaded the redesign of Talking Points Memo's home page, describes the logic behind TPM's new look. More

Photo of the Day

The photo below comes courtesy of The New York Times's write-up of yesterday's so-called Dueling Speeches!™. It depicts the crowd... More

Hot Hot Heat

The day has finally come: sriracha chili sauce, that piquant Nectar of the Gods--aka Tuong Ot Sriracha (or, per its... More

McClatchy Fact-Checks Cheney

McClatchy—one of the few major news outlets that demonstrated skepticism about now-discredited intelligence reports during the run-up to the Iraq... More

Boxer Rebellion

It's rare that heartwarming stories come out of the war zone in Afghanistan. But serendipity, and a quick-reacting AP photographer... More

Jilted, Not Wilted

Behold, JiltedJournalists.com: a site run by laid-off journalists, for laid-off journalists (motto: "We refuse to let our story end. --30--").... More

Larry King: “I Am Unfeared…I Am Brave and Forceful”

One more nugget from Stewart: Larry King delivers what surely must be one of the most awkward--and oddly delightful--interviews in... More

“Conflict, Easily Juxtaposed!”

Jon Stewart takes on the Massive, Dramatic, and Juicily Conflict-Laden Smackdown between Barack "the Prez" Obama and Dick "9/11 needs... More

Couric, Toasted and Roasted

The dark, humorless days following the White House Correspondents' Association dinner are...challenging. No more genial hobnobbing. No more awkward small... More

Monkey in the Middle

Wonder of the Web #2,567: if you write something stupid in a small, local paper, that fact has a much... More

Why The New Yorker’s radical feminism and transgenderism piece was one-sided - “This effectively advances the views of a group that wants to see the genocide of trans women, a group that, data shows, faces extraordinarily high rates of discrimination in every measurable way”

Journalism groups rally around a petition supporting James Risen - The Supreme Court ruled against the NYT reporter, who is refusing to reveal sources

Why one editor won’t run any more op-eds by the Heritage Foundation’s top economist - A reply to Paul Krugman on state taxes and job growth made some incorrect claims

Gannett’s changes bring excitement, some pain, and a full-time beer beat - A conversation with Joshua Awtry, the chain’s top editor in the Carolinas

Build the future - Journalism’s deathwatch is over


Last call (Medium)

“The death of newspapers is sad, but the threatened loss of journalistic talent is catastrophic. If that’s you, it’s time to learn something outside the production routine of your current job.”

Maureen Dowd on James Risen (NYT)

“Risen may be trapped in Ibsen, but Obama is channeling Orwell”

Preparing yourself to cover chaos (Medium)

“There are things you should know before you show up, and you’re not going to find them in the current news cycle”

Journalists can get PTSD right at their desks (PSmag)

A new study correlates exposure to violent images with mental health symptoms

Bloggingheads

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

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