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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

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

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

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