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They’ve Got All Their Lives to Live, They’ve Got All Their Love to Give…

The current season of Survivor: American Newspapers has been, put mildly, a doozy. Compared to past seasons, the outback has... More

“I’ve Had Their Flan, and It’s Silkier than a Mermaid’s Hair on Prom Night”

So up until yesterday, the only thing remotely redeeming about the ridiculous teapot-tempest that is SpicyMustardGate was the rare opportunity... More

Another Brick in the (Pay)wall

More from the annals of newspaper pay walls: BBC tech journalist Dave Lee offers up three ideas to make them... More

Capitol Gains

In his seminal future-of-newspapers essay in The New Republic, "Goodbye to the Age of Newspapers (Hello to a New Era... More

Good Vibrations

Good news out of California today: the Center for Investigative Reporting is launching a California-focused reporting initiative. Per a CIR... More

Fail Whale, Meet Moby-Dick

So turns out Twitter's "fail whale"--per ReadWriteWeb, a "representation of the community's love for the service and their hope for... More

Low-Hanging Fruit

The thing kind of satirizes itself, but that doesn't stop Stephen Colbert from having fun with Sean Hannity's "Tree of... More

Irony of the Day

See if you can spot this delightful little entry into the annals of ironic errata, on the masthead of the... More

A (Professional) Journalist by Any Other Name…

The Society of Professional Journalists now includes within its ranks...citizen journalists. The 100-year-old journalism organization is partnering with Helium, the... More

Tough Love with Ken Lerer

The HuffPost co-founder on “how we got here”…and “how we get out of here”

Kenneth Lerer to newspapers: You blew it. The media executive and Huffington Post co-founder, in a lecture he delivered last... More

Times Foundation Suspends Grant Making

Responding to "the economy and the secular changes in our industry," the New York Times Company Foundation, and The Boston... More

Team of Rivals

Media business strategists on watchdogging, branding, and paying for it all

Last night's "Innovation in Media: Global Meets Digital" panel--part of the Levin Institute's "Innovate New York" series--was, per its name,... More

The More Things Change

The PolitiFact Pulitzer: new form, old function

Aron Pilhofer is right: PolitiFact's Pulitzer win is in many ways a watershed moment for journalism. In a blog post... More

iTunes for News…Literally

The Detroit Media Partnership, umbrella organization of the Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News, has branched out from its... More

No Power of the Penn

The fuzzy numbers are only the start of the problems with Penn’s blogger “microtrend”

Hey, have you heard? America now has more professional bloggers than it has bartenders! Or firefighters! Or CEOs! Or rodeo... More

The ethics of The Guardian’s Whisper bombshell - It would have been a journalistic lapse not to have told readers

Gawker: The internet bully - Nick Denton’s media empire is an intellectual online fraternity that invites people to their parties only to make them buy the booze

The Washington Post short-sells a reporter’s integrity - Steven Pearlstein smears TheStreet’s Adam Feuerstein for criticizing a biotech firm

Former Sun-Times staffers react to top reporter’s resignation - “Whereas we don’t have all the answers, we have way too many questions about what happened here”

Stop trolling your readers - We know you’re only doing it for clicks


John Oliver video sweepstakes (The Awl)

“We may update this list next week to reflect Facebook shares gathered by The Awl as the result of this post, which is ultimately an elaborate excuse to embed a John Oliver video on our website”

Which news org is the most trusted? (Pew)

The answer is complicated

‘My Captivity’ (NYT Mag)

An American journalist on his two-year kidnapping in Syria

FBI faked an AP story, in Seattle Times style, to catch a suspect (Seattle Times)

“‘We are outraged that the FBI, with the apparent assistance of the US Attorney’s Office, misappropriated the name of The Seattle Times to secretly install spyware on the computer of a crime suspect,’ said Seattle Times Editor Kathy Best”

Bloggingheads

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

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