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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

Virginian-Pilot journalists: Corporate management pressure is stifling coverage - “Lovers of journalism in this newsroom are pissed. It’s bad.”

The worst journalism of 2014 - A recap of the year’s most cringeworthy news blunders

Why the media don’t get Detroit—and why it matters - Coverage of declining cities is too often simplistic and lacking historical context

21st-century censorship - Governments around the world are using stealthy strategies to manipulate the media

Jesse Brown punctures Canada’s media bubble - The independent journalist uses his website and podcast to break stories that might otherwise go unpublished


We should all step back from security journalism (Medium)

“It should be made clear, in law, that the tasks security reseachers do to make the net more secure and journalists do to understand and contextualize the truth for the public are not crimes”

Trust In Business And Media Is Declining, But People Have Faith In Search Engines (Buzzfeed)

People have become less trusting of major institutions, according to the annual Edelman Trust Barometer. And large majorities doubt that businesses want to make the world a better place.

With New Charlie Hebdo Cover, News Value Should Have Prevailed (NYT)

Public editor Margaret Sullivan on why the paper should have published the images.

An Old Fogey’s Analysis of a Teenager’s View on Social Media (Medium)

“I feel the need to offer my perspective as someone who is not a teenager but who has thought about these issues extensively for years.”

Bloggingheads

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

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