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AP Lifts Military Photo Ban

DoD will “avoid distributing altered images to the news media”

The Associated Press has lifted its week-old ban on using military-issued photographs after the Pentagon “assured the news cooperative that... More

AP Decries Army Photoshopping

AP bans Defense-issued photographs

Late Friday night, the Associated Press published an article discussing the digitally altered photos of Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody that... More

Photoshop, Part III

Army Photoshops photographs again, apparently

This afternoon, CJR received a tip from Deputy Director of Photography at the San-Antonio Express-News, Bob Owen, alerting us to... More

A Little Something for Your Trouble

Buyout packages at papers around the country

Since January 2007, as the shrinking of our newsrooms continued apace, some 2,700 journalists accepted buyouts and moved on. Here... More

Newspapers Just Want To Be Loved

In the wake of Barack Obama’s victory in Tuesday's presidential election, people across the country rushed, in record numbers, to... More

Stop The Presses!

The L.A. Times stands by a deal with a source, democracy hangs in the balance

The McCain campaign’s latest attempt to portray the press as liberal puppets of Barack Obama—by painting the Los Angeles Times’s... More

Reporting on the Endgame

AP and Dallas Morning News successfully cover candidates’ closing statements

As E-Day creeps closer, the political press seems to be a bit confused as to how to handle these last... More

Endorsements Out Of Ohio

Four newspapers in the battleground state of Ohio endorsed Barack Obama's candidacy this weekend, raising his total Ohio endorsement count... More

Talking Shop: Carla Savalli

Spokesman-Review AME on why she quit, and why people will eventually pay good money to read newspapers

Last Thursday, Steven A. Smith resigned as editor of The Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Washington, after he was ordered by his... More

Comparing The Bailout Headlines

“Chaos” and “defiance” rule the day

Here’s a look at a few headlines from this morning that stood out to us. Some strayed from the more... More

More On Those Photoshopped Soldiers

They were shot by one of their own

According to a September 22 article in the Army Times, the two soldiers whose photos were doctored by the U.S.... More

Couric, Gaffe-Ignorer?

Early this week, McCain and his legion of loyal supporters reveled at yet another one of Senator Biden’s blunders after... More

What Can You Buy For $700 Billion?

The world’s largest gumball, for one

While Secretary of State Hank Paulson pushes for the government to issue a $700 billion bailout, most of us in... More

Media’s Unemployment Stats Inaccurate?

Let’s get our definitions straight

As conditions in the economy continue to worsen, it can only be expected that unemployment rates, especially here in NYC... More

Army Alters Photographs, Issues Them To AP

AP issues photo eliminations on the images

The Associated Press retracted two government-issued photographs last night after a photographer in Texas alerted the agency that the... More

All Together Now (II)

When the San Diego Union-Tribune went on sale in July 2008, veteran investigative reporter Lorie Hearn worried about the future... More

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

Des Moines Register prepares for a ‘very stressful’ newsroom restructuring - Editor Amalie Nash speaks on turnover, transformation, and a virtual reality adventure

PBS pulls ads from Harper’s Magazine after critical essay - Piece argues public broadcaster has fallen under the sway of political influence and outside money

Should all journalists be on Twitter? - Reasons to take up or forgo the 140-character platform

The Tennessean is borrowing reporters from other Gannett papers - Music columnist Peter Cooper is latest journalist to part ways with Nashville paper


How one reporter copes inside the ‘Ebola bubble’ (BuzzFeed)

“Bring gloves to give nurses you meet at clinics, even if you’re there for a story. Get small change to give to the kids who have been out of school for months and are selling ground nuts for pitiful sums on the side of road. Hell, give them candy. Violate all the principles of ostensibly good aid stewardship, because the good stewardship of the developed world didn’t get help here in time, and now everyone is dying around you.”

Fake news sites using Facebook to spread Ebola panic (The Verge)

“These sites claim to be satirical but lack even incompetent attempts at anything resembling humor”

How Ben Bradlee dealt with flacks (Washington Post)

“I would like to be sure that you understand that we trust our editors’ news judgement and that we distrust yours”

Ben Bradlee, 93 (WaPo)

“From the moment he took over The Post newsroom in 1965, Mr. Bradlee sought to create an important newspaper that would go far beyond the traditional model of a metropolitan daily”

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