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Darts & Laurels

Bad bikes, coaches’ cash, etc.

DART to The Wall Street Journal for its video segment ("Death by Bicycle") in which editorial-board member Dorothy Rabinowitz... More

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Social-media watch

I ♥ the briny deep

According to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, the vast swaths of the world's oceans... More

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The lower case

Headlines that editors probably wish they could take back

--Talking Points Memo, 4/22/13 --ESPN, 5/28/13 --Yle Uutiset, 5/29/13 --Ventura County (CA) Star, 4/30/13 --Des Moines Register, 4/8/13 --AOL... More

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Funny follows

Comedic tweeters

Was it William Shakespeare or @wise_kaplan who said, "Brevity is the soul of wit"? In either case, of Twitter it... More

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Must-reads of the week

NSA, DOMA, SB5

Culled from CJR's frequently updated "Must-reads from around the Web," our staff recommendations for the best pieces of journalism (and... More

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Must-reads of the week

Remembering Michael Hastings

Culled from CJR's frequently updated "Must-reads from around the Web," our staff recommendations for the best pieces of journalism (and... More

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Video: CJR’s panel discussion on coverage of gay marriage

On the eve of two related SCOTUS decisions, how should journalists be covering the issue?

CJR hosted a panel discussion on June 12, "We Now Pronounce You..." to look at the ways journalists do, and... More

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Must-reads of the week

Vineyard sign language, dictatorial exploits

Culled from CJR's frequently updated "Must-reads from around the Web," our staff recommendations for the best pieces of journalism (and... More

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Don’t miss: CJR on covering gay marriage

The panel event—which will be livestreamed on cjr.org—is in Washington, DC, on June 12, from 3-4:30 pm

With two cases pending before the Supreme Court--the legality of the Defense of Marriage Act and California's Proposition 8--gay marriage... More

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Must-reads of the week

Secret-Surveillance-State Edition

Culled from CJR’s frequently updated “Must-reads from around the Web,” our staff recommendations for the best pieces of journalism (and... More

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Must-reads of the week

This week is off the record

Culled from CJR’s frequently updated “Must-reads from around the Web,” our staff recommendations for the best pieces of journalism (and... More

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Must-reads of the week

Obama’s war on journalism

Culled from CJR’s frequently updated “Must-reads from around the Web,” our staff recommendations for the best pieces of journalism (and... More

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Must-reads of the week

“Time passes very slowly when you’re in a hippo’s mouth”

Culled from CJR’s frequently updated “Must-reads from around the Web,” our staff recommendations for the best pieces of journalism (and... More

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Must-reads of the week

The Great Gatsby, the Washington photobomb, Pigford, the high five

Culled from CJR’s frequently updated “Must-reads from around the Web,” our staff recommendations for the best pieces of journalism (and... More

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And that’s the way it was: May 10, 2006

A. M. Rosenthal, former NYT executive editor, dies in Manhattan

On this day seven years ago, legendary New York Times executive editor Abraham Michael "A.M." Rosenthal died at the age... More

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And that’s the way it was: May 9, 1918

60 Minutes correspondent Mike Wallace is born

Television broadcast journalist Myron Leon "Mike" Wallace was born on this day in 1918. During his 60-year career in broadcasting,... More

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And that’s the way it was: May 8, 1984

Lila Bell Wallace, cofounder and publisher of Reader’s Digest, dies of heart failure

Born Lila Bell Acheson, she married DeWitt Wallace in 1921. The two went on to found Reader's Digest, the monthly... More

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And that’s the way it was: May 7, 1945

Germany signs unconditional surrender, ending European conflict of World War II

On May 7, 1945, Germany signed the terms for unconditional surrender at Allied headquarters in Rheims, France, thus putting an... More

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And that’s the way it was: May 6, 1937

The Hindenburg disaster

On this day in 1937, the German passenger zeppelin Hindenburg caught fire, crashed, and burned down to nothing but its... More

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Must-reads of the week

Stuffed Banana with Dreadlocks Edition

Culled from CJR’s frequently updated “Must-reads from around the Web,” our staff recommendations for the best pieces of journalism (and... More

Q&A: An Apple critic with plenty to say - John Siracusa’s legendary - and lengthy - Apple reviews reach their 15th year

Why one editor won’t run any more op-eds by the Heritage Foundation’s top economist - A reply to Paul Krugman on state taxes and job growth made some incorrect claims

4 topics John Oliver explained more clearly than television news - The political satirist brings explainer comedy to HBO viewers

Michael Brown shooting and the crimes journalists choose as newsworthy - Examining why black suspects are covered at a greater proportion than they commit crimes

GOP-backed fake news sites target Dems in congressional races - - Unlike The Onion and other satire sites, the goal is to fool voters, not make them laugh


New WaPo publisher (WaPo)

The departure of Katharine Weymouth ends eight decades of Graham family leadership

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.”

Bloggingheads

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

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