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Under the influence

Brokaw has a “tired and emotional” moment

This morning, Tom Brokaw went on Morning Joe and seemed a little out of it (you can watch the video... More

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Reddit gets an edit

Benji Lanyado has created a way to sort through the “link spaghetti”

In case you didn't get it from President Obama's site-crashing visit or Poynter's four-times-tweeted since August 30 article that hailed... More

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By the people

For better and worse, the Sacramento Press lets the readers write the news

Thirty-one-year-old Ben Ilfeld launched Sacramento Press in October 2008, with the goal of making hyperlocal news and information an interactive... More

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The Kickstarter Chronicles

Printing the Internet and updating an office

Each week, dozens of journalistic endeavors turn to Kickstarter for funding. Pitching media projects to this online community brings another... More

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The Kickstarter Chronicles

Punching up community radio in Iowa and punching out Mike Tyson in 8 bits

Each week, dozens of journalistic endeavors turn to Kickstarter for funding. Pitching media projects to this online community brings another... More

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Required skimming: entertainment industry

Get the inside scoop on all the Botoxed faces

This month, CJR presents “Required Skimming,” a daily miniguide to our staffers’ beats and obsessions, ranging from finance to food.... More

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The latest on Slatest

Slate’s news aggregation blog’s revamp goes for quality over quantity

There’s a new Slatest in town: the third version of Slatest, Slate's aggregated news blog, launched Monday. Though some Slatest... More

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Required skimming: pop culture

More than enough snark to get you through a workday

This month, CJR presents “Required Skimming,” a daily miniguide to our staffers’ beats and obsessions, ranging from finance to food.... More

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The Kickstarter Chronicles

Watching homicides in DC and a good dam love story in NC

Each week, dozens of journalistic endeavors turn to Kickstarter for funding. Pitching media projects to this online community brings another... More

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Standards and double standards

The New York Times lets some swears slide, but not others

In March 2009, B (who prefers to remain anonymous) found that her social media feeds were inundated with updates from... More

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Fake Finke goes down (Updated)

The Fake Nikki Finke Twitter account has been suspended

Twitter took action Monday night following CJR's recent article about the two Nikki Finke Twitter accounts (one real, one fake,... More

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This is CNN?

The third-place news channel may be forced to change up its format

CNN may be responding to the reality of its falling ratings with reality tv programming. Previous attempts to stem the... More

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The Kickstarter Chronicles

Two region-focused publications: one in New York, the other in the Upper Midwest

Each week, dozens of journalistic endeavors turn to Kickstarter for funding. Pitching media projects to this online community brings another... More

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A tale of two Finkes

Deadline Hollywood doyenne Nikki Finke is not amused by the fake Twitter account in her name

The real Nikki Finke (@NikkiFinke) is the founder and editor in chief of Deadline Hollywood, a website that has become,... More

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‘Open’ in the age of live tweeting

How UNITY 2012’s student newsroom taught NAHJ a lesson about social media

A routine board meeting became the biggest story of last week's UNITY convention after the National Association of Hispanic Journalists... More

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The Kickstarter Chronicles

Time-lapse videos of tilt-shifted fish and books about hyperlocal architecture

Each week, dozens of journalistic endeavors turn to Kickstarter for funding. Pitching media projects to this online community brings another... More

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@GuyAdams is #suspended (Updated)

Did Twitter’s Olympics partnership with NBC lead to a journalist’s account suspension?

Guy Adams is still "trying to get to the bottom of" why his Twitter account was suspended on Monday. The... More

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New Orleans gets a new Reporter

NewOrleansReporter.org is one of several news initiatives that will pick up the slack in a post-daily Picayune world

News-hungry New Orleanians, take heart: The hole in the city's news scene the cuts to the Times-Picayune's newsroom and print... More

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The Kickstarter Chronicles

Sports for the blind and magazines for young black women

Each week, dozens of journalistic endeavors turn to Kickstarter for funding. Pitching media projects to this online community brings another... More

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Are journalists being too harsh to Tablet?

The Jewish online magazine made a mistake. Should that overshadow everything else it’s accomplished?

In the TV series Breaking Bad, a science teacher’s terminal cancer diagnosis prompts him to cook meth to make as... More

Hey millionaire tech bros: Have patience with the editorial process - Chris Hughes probably wanted to enable great journalism at first. Then the dust settled and before you know it, he’s shaking everything up again

Serial creators don’t know what will happen to Adnan Syed - New developments in his legal case suggest that the outcome is wide open

Price hike at UC Berkeley’s journalism school - Governing body approves additional fee of $7,500 starting 2016

Will Denver really have a newspaper war? - As a billionaire floats reviving the Rocky Mountain News, The Denver Post might buckle its chin strap

FOIA reform dies while the press looked the other way - RIP Improvement Act of 2014


The traffic lure of outrage (Slate)

“I didn’t become a journalist to peddle indignation on Facebook. But it sells—the page views don’t lie.”

NBC news producer’s sons were in the besieged school in Peshawar (NBCnews.com)

“I remained silent and didn’t know what to say — I know how such attacks on schools usually end”

Hero mom calls into CSPAN to berate her arguing pundit sons (WaPo)

“This was not planned. She called in on the normal line.”

Dick Cheney doesn’t want to call it torture but the media doesn’t have to follow (Vox)

“People deserve to know that the American government (proudly!) did things that in any other context are called torture”

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