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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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Pass the #popcorn

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

How Forbes got to $475 million - That’s what a Hong Kong investor has agreed to pay for a firm that two years ago had trouble paying its rent

Are female journalists up to the job of a Jill Abramson interview? - Reporters avoid unflattering discussion about her firing

How to check if that viral video is true - Journalists don’t always verify user-generated content, so readers need to learn how to verify what they see online

The Grand Dame of Florida reporting has retired twice, but she’s still causing trouble - A conversation with the Tampa Bay Times’ Lucy Morgan

Brick by brick - After years of shrinking ambition at The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos has the paper thinking global domination


Insufferable parenthetical asides, ranked (The Hairpin)

18. (strictly for the mise-en-scene)

You are now entering the demented kingdom of William T. Vollmann (TNR)

“Franzen tells a hilarious story of being a young writer in New York, meeting Vollmann, becoming fast friends, and inaugurating a draft swap. A while later, they exchanged work. Franzen gave Vollmann a dozen chiseled pages. Vollmann gave Franzen an entire novel.”

39 pieces of advice for journalists and writers of color (BuzzFeed)

“Make yourself indispensable. Dispel any rumors, however quiet, that you are just there for a ‘quota’”

Bloggingheads

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

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