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August 31, 2010

President Obama just announced, officially, the end of the U.S. combat mission in Iraq--news that is no less momentous for... More

BriWi: Yeah, “I don’t Twitter”

Let the word go forth, from this day forward: Brian Williams does not use Twitter. And he will not use... More

Rocky at Rest

The Rocky Mountain News has published its last paper, giving a somber--even funereal--resonance to the term "final edition." "It is... More

On the Road

NPR’s “100 Days” series takes a journalistic road trip

Faye Womack, until recently a worker at a houseboat manufacturing company in southern Kentucky, was just laid off, and has... More

In Search of Lost Timelines

The Iraq drawdown extension and the end of the age of the “newsdump”

Yesterday afternoon, during the buildup to last night's State-of-the-Union-in-all-but-name, the administration leaked some rather important information to the press: President... More

Dear Twitter

Advice from everyone’s favorite microblogging service

So Twitter is incredibly trendy of late. Everyone's talking about it...but that doesn't mean that everyone, you know, "gets it."... More

OPENing Up

Scenes from the TimesOPEN conference

The crowd at TimesOPEN skews young, white, male, and Mac. (The only PC laptop in sight, from my perspective, is... More

Twittering TimesOPEN

I'm at the TimesOPEN conference today at The New York Times. In some ways, it suggests the general fusion of... More

Politico Junkies, Part II

The Mike Allen memo and the state of the journalistic brand

It's tempting to frame the debate between Bill Keller and John Harris--yep, the exchange provoked by Gabe Sherman's much-discussed treatment... More

Micro Machines

So The New York Times's newest "Room for Debate" discussion--following on the heels of its "Battle Plans for Newspapers" collection--concerns... More

The Record and the Star-Ledger: And Now They’re Frenemies

In some ways, it's innovative; in others, it's a tale as old as time. Former Sworn Enemies--in this case, the... More

Politico Junkies: The Memo

So yesterday I posted a piece looking at the dubious PR strategies employed by Politico and so astutely analyzed in... More

Politico Junkies

Where’s the line between selling yourself and selling out?

"I think a lot [of] journalists say there's something ethically and morally wrong about [p.r.]," The Politico's publisher, Robert Allbritton,... More

Wherein MoDo Should Brush up on Her Jane Austen

This post is entirely trivial and nitpicky and superficial. On a related note, it involves Maureen Dowd's latest column. Discussing,... More

App-solutely Fabulous

So The New York Times, an organization that has, in the past, struggled with issues of both innovation and transparency,... 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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