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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

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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