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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

Virginian-Pilot journalists: Corporate management pressure is stifling coverage - “Lovers of journalism in this newsroom are pissed. It’s bad.”

Paper files public records request—and city’s response is a lawsuit - Local officials argue Montana courts should strike balance between privacy and disclosure

BBC Pop-Up reports from small town America - A small team is traveling across the United States for six months in hopes of finding underreported local stories

What game design can do for journalism - Three newly selected fellows at American University talk about the medium’s future

Timeline, an app based on ‘the history of…’ - But chronology doesn’t reveal everything


Photojournalism while pregnant (NYT Mag)

“Momentarily forgetting I was pregnant, I jockeyed for a position close enough to capture the initial moments of euphoria, hurling myself into the mix of hundreds of frenzied relatives. As the weight of men started to close in on me, I realized how vulnerable I was and started to panic.”

We should all step back from security journalism (Medium)

“It should be made clear, in law, that the tasks security reseachers do to make the net more secure and journalists do to understand and contextualize the truth for the public are not crimes”

Trust In Business And Media Is Declining, But People Have Faith In Search Engines (Buzzfeed)

People have become less trusting of major institutions, according to the annual Edelman Trust Barometer. And large majorities doubt that businesses want to make the world a better place.

With New Charlie Hebdo Cover, News Value Should Have Prevailed (NYT)

Public editor Margaret Sullivan on why the paper should have published the images.

Bloggingheads

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

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