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New from NYT R&D: Quips

Now you can highlight and mark up an online New York Times article just like you would a book

Those who have walked through the New York Times lobby have no doubt seen Mark Hansen and Ben Rubin's data-art... More

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Fifth annual Shorty awards held

Tim Pool, CNN win journalism-related awards

The fifth annual Shorty Awards, held Monday night in New York City's TimesCenter, honored "the best in social media," including... More

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The reporter in the middle of the Aurora shooting trial

FoxNews.com’s Jana Winter could be jailed for refusing to reveal her sources

[Update, April 9, 1pm] The judge in the Holmes case has ruled that he will not order Jana Winter to... More

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Flipboard upgrades, Guardian signs on

The Guardian gives social sharing another try

Flipboard, the app that calls itself "your social magazine," introduced version 2.0 on Tuesday. Where the first generation created magazines... More

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No progress for female bylines

VIDA’s latest byline count shows “gross (& indecent) neglect of female writers’ work”

VIDA's third annual survey of female representation at several prominent print publications -- "The Count" -- was released on March... More

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Reuters deputy social media editor indicted

Matthew Keys faces up 25 years in jail and $750,000 in fines

Matthew Keys, Reuters's deputy social media editor since January 2012, was indicted today by the Justice Department. Huffington Post's Ryan... More

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Friend-me journalism

After a rough start, Connie Schultz and a rookie reporter exchange tips and praise

Columnist Connie Schultz posted a link for her 113,000 Facebook followers on Wednesday afternoon to a Sun Star-Courier article about... More

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Nate Thayer: freelance plagiarist?

Sloppy, yes. Plagiarist … doesn’t look like it.

To follow up on Thursday's post about the plagiarism accusations against freelancer Nate Thayer made by author Jeremy Duns and... More

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Nate Thayer accused of plagiarism [UPDATED]

“I will defend to the death my reporting and attribution of this piece”

Nate Thayer's post on Monday about how much TheAtlantic.com was willing (or, more accurately, not willing) to pay for a... More

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Journalism startups struggle to get nonprofit designation

Council on Foundations’s report details how outdated tax codes stymy donation-funded journalism

As for-profit journalism's revenues have shrunk, nonprofit organizations have increasingly stepped up to provide local communities with the kind of... More

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Hard Numbers

Land of opportunity

2.9 percentage of full-power commercial US TV stations in the US owned by Latinos 0.7 percentage of full-power commercial US... More

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Don’t judge a Bloomberg Businessweek by its cover (UPDATED)

Andres Guzman drew the controversial cover

Before we all jump on the "Bloomberg Businessweek is racist" bandwagon, let's take a second to ask: Who actually drew... More

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Sharing is caring

With Muck Rack’s new Who Shared My Link? tool, calculating social media shares just got easier

After Muck Rack co-founder Gregory Galant wrote a guest column for Fortune last November, he wanted to see how it... More

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And that’s the way it was: February 19, 1945

The Battle of Iwo Jima begins

The Japanese island of Iwo Jima, just 650 miles from Tokyo, was strategically important to both sides of WWII. The... More

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Pass the #popcorn

ICYMI: Politico goes another round with Nate Silver

According to a recent Pew study, 16 percent of adults online use Twitter -- 8 percent daily. I'm pretty sure... More

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Poynter’s fuzzy numbers

Those “starting salary for j-school grads” figures come with caveats

Current journalism majors probably thought they had reason to celebrate when Poynter's Andrew Beaujon elaborated on the latest survey by... More

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Life after Pandemrix

Reuters’s description of narcolepsy is excessively bleak

Reuters health and science correspondent Kate Kelland's recent article about the growing evidence linking GlaxoSmithKline's Pandemrix swine flu vaccine to... More

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Q: What’s Quora up to?

A: New blogs and an iPhone editor app

Quora, the user-generated question-and-answer site founded in 2009, is expanding into blogging, with an emphasis on mobile content. Following its... More

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Internet Freedom Day

Celebrating the defeat of SOPA/PIPA and remembering Aaron Swartz

Remember the Stop Online Privacy and Protect IP Acts, better known as SOPA/PIPA? It was a year ago that thousands... More

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ICYMI: Buzzfeed’s piece about liberal gun culture targets three journalists

According to a recent Pew study, 15 percent of adults online use Twitter -- 8 percent daily. I'm pretty sure... More

Why won’t journalists ask Bill Cosby the tough questions? - Sexual assault charges are hardly ever mentioned to the TV star

Knoxville’s alt-weekly wasn’t losing money. It got shut down anyway - Scripps pulls the plug on Metro Pulse in favor of an entertainment supplement for the local daily

Chuck Todd’s Obama book says more about the author than it does about the president - ‘The Stranger’ underscores a broader problem with the way we cover politics

Beware labeling Pope Francis a liberal - Political boxes like liberal/conservative and evolutionist/creationist miss his real significance

The Virginian-Pilot produces a breakthrough investigation amid layoffs - Reporter John Holland discusses how the story came together, newsroom cutbacks, and colleagues who cover for each other


Jack Shafer on losing his job (Capital New York)

“Right now, my immediate plan is to go to work as a lay therapist at The Intercept to bring the healing there so John Cook and Matt Taibbi can return. I have great interpersonal skills.”

On outlets that continue to call unknown drone victims ‘militants’ (The Intercept)

“Like the US drone program itself, this deceitful media practice continues unabated”

UNITY’s convention is no more (All Digitocracy)

“The organization’s board of directors decided that UNITY will no longer host the quadrennial conferences for which it had become known”

On the ground in Aleppo (Syria Deeply)

Francesca Borri on reporting from a razed city

Bloggingheads

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

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