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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

Apple can’t hide from a 20-year-old reporter - The University of Michigan student gets behind the tech titan’s newest products

Al Jazeera America struggles to get off the margins - A quality-first strategy faces huge hurdles

Finding James Foley - This 2013 story takes a look at GlobalPost’s search for the photojournalist

Gannett cribs from Advance Publications playbook for struggling newspapers - Staff compete for fewer jobs; ‘readers become the assignment editor’

Cop corruption probe sparks newspaper feud - A spiked story is at the center of a bitter fight between Philadelphia’s two dailies


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.”

The McDonald’s in Ferguson (LAT)

“Lately, the restaurant has taken on the appearance of a battered frontier outpost”

Bloggingheads

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

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