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The Dirtiest, Filthiest, Most Offensive Pun You’ll Never Read!

The sad saga of the Times’s “grass-mud horse”

The effects of the practice commonly referred to as water torture—even more commonly, Chinese water torture—are psychological rather than physical,... More

State of the News Media: The Quiz

PEJ tests the plus ça change approach to news

So the Project for Excellence in Journalism has released its annual State of the News Media report. This year's version,... More

The Week That Was: In Which Our Limbo Continued

Seattle stayed in its holding pattern. The Berkman Center introduced the News Cloud tool. Media critics, professional and amateur alike:... More

McCain and Stephanopoulos: The Twitterview! (No, Seriously!)

John McCain, noted Netophobe, will be joining George Stephanopoulos for an interview this Tuesday. Actually, more precisely, he'll be joining... More

News Judgment

"JON STEWART EVISCERATES JIM CRAMER AND CNBC" is the banner headline currently leading The Huffington Post's homepage. Now: the interview... More

Stewart v Cramer: The “Potentially Important” Interview!

In an interview yesterday with Stewart (Martha), Jim Cramer, discussing his upcoming interview with Stewart (Jon)--aka, per a cover story... More

The Thirty-Three

The lede from Pew's latest report about American news consumption habits: As many newspapers struggle to stay economically viable, fewer... More

Panel: The Future of Newspapers

Bloomberg's Norman Pearlstine and Hearst's Steven Swartz (with the New Yorker's James Carey) are currently at Columbia's J-School, speaking about--yes--the... More

The Saddest Little Venn Diagram Ever

Late last month, Real Clear Politics published a package entitled "Top 10 Newspapers in Trouble," a list of the ten... More

The Starr Retort

Remember the essay that Princeton professor, author, and sometime magazine contributor Paul Starr had in The New Republic a couple... More

Rick Astley, Meet William Strunk

Yowza. Consider yourselves Rick-rolled, grammar-style. More

The Week That Was: In Which We Carried on, Then Twittered about It

The week in new media

The Seattle P-I is making moves to become the next online-only. Possibly with only twenty-two employees. And as early as... More

The President and the Gray Lady: Reunited (and It Feels So Good…)

Looks like the long, awkward freeze-out is over. The New York Times will finally get its interview with the president.... More

Cornell Pest: The Andy Bernard Keith Olbermann Edition

Given that the economy's in shambles and we're engaged in two wars, this seems like a good way to make... More

Under Gawker’s Umbrella (ella, ella…)

Looks like Gawker's self-consolidation is paying off. (So far.) Nick Denton recently folded Defamer and Valleywag--Hollywood and Silicon Valley gossip... More

Hey millionaire tech bros: Have patience with the editorial process - Chris Hughes probably wanted to enable great journalism at first. Then the dust settled and before you know it, he’s shaking everything up again

Serial creators don’t know what will happen to Adnan Syed - New developments in his legal case suggest that the outcome is wide open

Price hike at UC Berkeley’s journalism school - Governing body approves additional fee of $7,500 starting 2016

Will Denver really have a newspaper war? - As a billionaire floats reviving the Rocky Mountain News, The Denver Post might buckle its chin strap

FOIA reform dies while the press looked the other way - RIP Improvement Act of 2014


NBC news producer’s sons were in the besieged school in Peshawar (NBCnews.com)

“I remained silent and didn’t know what to say — I know how such attacks on schools usually end”

Hero mom calls into CSPAN to berate her arguing pundit sons (WaPo)

“This was not planned. She called in on the normal line.”

Dick Cheney doesn’t want to call it torture but the media doesn’t have to follow (Vox)

“People deserve to know that the American government (proudly!) did things that in any other context are called torture”

Lessons from factchecking, and the limits of journalism (Feministing)

“Fact-checking taught me a lot, and here’s one thing I learned: One of the main purposes of fact-checking is to correct journalism’s bias toward a ‘good story’ above all else”

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