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Television as Tribunal

What today’s reporters can learn from Frost/Nixon

Earlier this month, President Bush sat down with ABC News's Charlie Gibson for the first of a series "exit interviews"... More

Cattle Coverage

Covering party conventions is no job for vegetarians

It's hard to sit through the convention coverage without seeing at least one reference to "red meat:" "All right, let's... More

Context Message

Media speculation over Obama’s 3 AM text message overlooks the CNN Effect

"Why three in the morning?" was the question on many people's minds after they received the Obama campaign's early morning... More

Staying The Corsi

The media refute Jerome Corsi’s arguments while still reinforcing his best seller bona fides

At a Wednesday town hall meeting in Lynchburg, Virginia, Barack Obama derided The New York Times number-one bestseller The Obama... More

Casus Belli By Proxy

Commentators reach for imprecise historical analogies in framing Georgian conflict

Before fighting was halted today, media coverage of the Russian-Georgian conflict had been awash with memories of the West's tepid... More

By Its Cover

The Internet and the ever-growing book title

Remember when a non-fiction book could get away with a short, ambiguous title? Walter Lippmann’s Public Opinion and Ernie Pyle’s... More

Q&A: An Apple critic with plenty to say - John Siracusa’s legendary - and lengthy - Apple reviews reach their 15th year

Why one editor won’t run any more op-eds by the Heritage Foundation’s top economist - A reply to Paul Krugman on state taxes and job growth made some incorrect claims

4 topics John Oliver explained more clearly than television news - The political satirist brings explainer comedy to HBO viewers

Michael Brown shooting and the crimes journalists choose as newsworthy - Examining why black suspects are covered at a greater proportion than they commit crimes

GOP-backed fake news sites target Dems in congressional races - - Unlike The Onion and other satire sites, the goal is to fool voters, not make them laugh


New WaPo publisher (WaPo)

The departure of Katharine Weymouth ends eight decades of Graham family leadership

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.”

Bloggingheads

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

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The Business of Digital Journalism

A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

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Questions and exercises for journalism students.