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Knight News Challenge: Mobile winners announced

Latest round of winners bring mobile access to developing countries

Eight projects received a total of $2.4 million from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation as winners of... More

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New gun laws restrict press access

In all this debate over the Second Amendment, they may be compromising the First

On Tuesday, New York state governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law a gun control bill that includes provisions to keep... More

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ICYMI: Rupert Murdoch jumps to conclusions

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

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AP turns to Twitter and restaurant receipts

Unconventional revenue strategies in the wake of new year’s member losses

The AP rolled out two unconventional money-generating strategies this week: It sold advertising in its Twitter feed and cut a... More

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Maura Johnston’s new song

The former Village Voice music editor is back with a magazine app

After Maura Johnston was let go from the Village Voice in September, she decided that, after six years as a... More

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Hard Numbers

Weird science

95 weekly science sections in newspapers in 1989 34 weekly science sections in newspapers in 2005 19 weekly science sections... More

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DuPont awards announced

Fourteen silver batons awarded for excellence in broadcast and digital journalism

The Columbia Journalism School announced the winners of the 2013 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University awards on Wednesday. Fourteen broadcast, digital,... More

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A laurel to the Hartford Courant

Local coverage at its best

Connecticut is the third smallest state in the country, area-wise, with a total population less than half that of New... More

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The most hated blogger in America

The secret to Chris Chase — and possibly USA Today’s — success

USA Today senior sports blog editor Chris Chase's posts, covering the lighter side of sports culture, are typical fare; aggregated... More

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The limits of Internet research

“Rule number one of the Web: You don’t mess with The Oatmeal”

Internet research helped Buzzfeed contributor Jack Stuef unmask @ComfortablySmug, the Twitter account that earned ire for posting false information during... More

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‘I don’t pretend to be an experienced journalist in all the traditional ways’

A small weekly’s approach to journalism toes the ethical line

The Niagara Falls Reporter is in the news again. The attention has dramatically increased the free weekly’s readership. It has... More

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ICYMI: TechCrunch errs, other tech writers pile on

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

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Martin Baron’s plans for WaPo

Will he bring the Globe’s double-site strategy to the Post?

Boston Globe editor Martin Baron will be The Washington Post's new executive editor come January 2013, replacing Marcus Brauchli. Three... More

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Tom Rosenstiel leaving Pew

He’ll be American Press Institute’s executive director

More changes are in store for the Pew Research Center. As Wall Street Journal deputy managing editor and online executive... More

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Buzzfeed president talks branded content

The future of media revenue has its roots in the past

The Columbia Spectator, The Blue & White, and the Columbia InterPublications Association hosted the Columbia Media Conference last weekend. The... More

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What’s the MATTER?

A Kickstarter-funded longform narrative science journalism site launches

MATTER, a Kickstarter-funded longform science journalism project, launched on Wednesday with its first article, written by prominent science writer Anil... More

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Don’t treat CNN’s Don Lemon like “the help”

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

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And the award for sexist pig goes to…

Feminist media watchdogs gave out awards for sexist campaign coverage

The Women's Media Center celebrated the end of election season on Thursday by giving out awards for sexist coverage of... More

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Nor’easter blows Newsday’s paywall down

Long Island and Westchester/Rockland editions providing free access

The paywall at Newsday — both its Long Island and Westchester/Rockland versions — has come down … for now. According... More

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Hurricane Sandy edition

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

Stop using ‘Brooklyn’ to mean hipster neighborhoods - Elite-oriented outlets typically only cover the borough’s most affluent, Manhattan-adjacent neighborhoods

The Reporters Committee is about to start suing people to help journalists - Katie Townsend joins the organization as its first litigation director

How a Nebraska newspaper kicked off a major prison sentencing scandal - The Omaha World-Herald found that hundreds of inmates were being released early

On media freedom, United Nations plays by its own rules - Months of international crises raises the stakes for reporting on the UN, but investigative journalists remain without a right to information

Keep calm and write a headline worth reading - Ease up on the exaggerations because someday you may need those explosive adjectives when a truly big story lands


Adviser of high school paper that refused to use ‘Redskins’ suspended (Student Press Law Center)

“Amid a months-long battle with administrators for editorial control … the Playwickian’s faculty adviser was suspended for two days this week”

Apple’s ‘warrant canary’ disappears (GigaOm)

Apple included language in its first Transparency Report to say that it had not been subject to a Section 215 Patriot Act request. That language is now gone.

Trend Piece (New Yorker)

Buzzword, buzzword, buzzword. Isn’t the buzzword on your mind now? Perhaps it is on other people’s minds? Read on or you’ll be clueless, dated, and without any friends in the world. Buzzword again!

This Is How Joanna Coles Changed Cosmo (Refinery29)

The British reporter-turned-editor has made good on her promises to bring politics to the magazine, win some very big-deal journalism awards, and secure the most interesting exclusive interviews

Bloggingheads

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

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