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Marshall Law

Notes from Josh Marshall’s speech at Columbia

There was no mention of MoDowd. Instead, Josh Marshall, speaking at Columbia's Journalism Day ceremony this morning, exhorted journalists entering... More

Because Papier-Mâché Is Always Funny

The Boston Globe lists eleven sad realities about A World Without Newspapers, courtesy of humor columnist Beth Teitell. These include:... More

Groundhog Play

Things that will, apparently, never leave us: 1. Cockroaches 2. Styrofoam 3. The simple poetry of children's laughter 4. Columns... More

Framing the News

The New York Times today launches Lens, a photojournalism blog "presenting the finest and most interesting visual and multimedia reporting... More

Stewart on Obama’s Photo Flop

Stewart takes on the Obama administration--and Obama himself: The Daily Show With Jon StewartM - Th 11p / 10cMoral Kombatthedailyshow.comDaily... More

Palate Cleanser

Frank Bruni, New York Times political reporter turned restaurant critic, leaves the food beat to become a writer-at-large for the... More

The Newt Republic

So we learn today that Newt Gingrich has officially joined the Has-Been Politician with a Newspaper Column Club, via a... More

The Wintour’s Tale

Vogue editor Anna Wintour made a rare speaking appearance at the 92nd Street Y in New York City earlier this... More

NYT Launches Times Wire

After launching, just yesterday, its Times Reader 2.0--an update of the visually sectionalized version of its online newspaper--The New York... More

Unfortunate Typo of the Day

Ross Douthat's latest Times column--on the subject of, yes, the culture wars--features a small typo: a missing period in the... More

In Which ‘BriTunes’ Enters Our Lives

At first glance, BriTunes--the online-only music-interview series hosted by NBC News's Brian Williams--seems to be an elaborate, and rather masterful,... More

StikiQuote

Enough with the misuse of the Jefferson-on-newspapers line

You know that quote from Thomas Jefferson? The one invoked in so many defense-of-newspapers essays of late--the one in which... More

Spacing Out

As Liz pointed out earlier this morning, Maureen Dowd's Star Trek-themed Times op-ed this weekend was...a doozy. And while, normally,... More

Twitter and the Fonz

In which a celeb-stuffed Twitter jumps the Fail Whale: More

Prom! OMG, Prom!!!!!!

So this is the weekend in which the proud watchdogs of American democracy, the reporters whose broad role was appointed... 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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