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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

Stop using ‘Brooklyn’ to mean hipster neighborhoods - Elite-oriented outlets typically only cover the borough’s most affluent, Manhattan-adjacent neighborhoods

The Reporters Committee is about to start suing people to help journalists - Katie Townsend joins the organization as its first litigation director

How a Nebraska newspaper kicked off a major prison sentencing scandal - The Omaha World-Herald found that hundreds of inmates were being released early

On media freedom, United Nations plays by its own rules - Months of international crises raises the stakes for reporting on the UN, but investigative journalists remain without a right to information

Keep calm and write a headline worth reading - Ease up on the exaggerations because someday you may need those explosive adjectives when a truly big story lands


Adviser of high school paper that refused to use ‘Redskins’ suspended (Student Press Law Center)

“Amid a months-long battle with administrators for editorial control … the Playwickian’s faculty adviser was suspended for two days this week”

Apple’s ‘warrant canary’ disappears (GigaOm)

Apple included language in its first Transparency Report to say that it had not been subject to a Section 215 Patriot Act request. That language is now gone.

Trend Piece (New Yorker)

Buzzword, buzzword, buzzword. Isn’t the buzzword on your mind now? Perhaps it is on other people’s minds? Read on or you’ll be clueless, dated, and without any friends in the world. Buzzword again!

This Is How Joanna Coles Changed Cosmo (Refinery29)

The British reporter-turned-editor has made good on her promises to bring politics to the magazine, win some very big-deal journalism awards, and secure the most interesting exclusive interviews

Bloggingheads

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

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