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Why won’t journalists ask Bill Cosby the tough questions?

Sexual assault charges are hardly ever mentioned to the TV star

Photo credit: Associated Press You'd think that, in this TMZ-fueled age, movie and pop stars could do little that... More

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A look inside Guant√°namo Bay by Vice

The project is the first installation in a new series on prisons around the world

Since the first detainees were shipped to Guantánamo Bay in January 2002, media coverage of the US military prison... More

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Why did Iran imprison Jason Rezaian?

The Washington Post reporter has been inside Evin prison for more than three months

Everywhere he traveled in the world, Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian invited people to visit Iran, where he has lived... More

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How journalists can protect their digital information

Avoid risk by securing electronic devices

In the upcoming movie Rosewater, which tells the story of the 2009 arrest journalist Maziar Bahari, a laptop sits... More

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Gun Crisis Reporting Project and Homicide Watch DC stop service

Two startups aimed at reducing gun violence close

Between Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning in Philadelphia, seven people were shot and one man was killed. But with... More

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How polling data can be dangerous for political journalists

It’s often not as accurate as you’d think

The major political storyline emerging in the aftermath of Tuesday’s elections wasn’t that Republicans took control of the Senate... More

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How one group is making it easier to use social media in Afghanistan

Impassion Afghanistan hosted a summit explaining Web tools to journalists

KABUL--The invitation for the second annual Afghan Social Media Summit in Kabul arrived with all the pertinent details except one--the... More

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Is this the Web’s first blog?

Justin Hall’s 20-year-old website shows how opportunities in online journalism slowly developed

Justin Hall runs a blog that has landed him several jobs in journalism. While that statement doesn’t raise many eyebrows... More

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Storyhunter unveils virtual marketplace for freelance foreign correspondents

Startup’s platform connects news organizations with network of professional journalists

With most foreign news bureaus sapped of manpower, the demand for freelance correspondents is high. But finding a reliable... More

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Why in-house innovation is a great plan for legacy outlets

‘Intrapreneurship’ is the next newsroom buzzword

Illustrations by Roxanne Palmer In the last few years, a growing number of media outlets have undergone a critical... More

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Stories I’d like to see

Did Islamic State really call a convention of nuts and have 15,000 people show up?

Last week, the Guardian reported, "The United Nations has warned that foreign jihadists are swarming into the twin conflicts in... More

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On CNN International, the ‘news’ isn’t always the news

The network has a tangle of autocratic sponsors and too often a blind eye to inconvenient facts

Last June, CNN business reporter Richard Quest interviewed the CEO of the state-owned Qatar Airways about the recently opened Hamad... More

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Stories I’d like to see

The question is not just what party will control the Senate, but when

Scoping out the Senate Majority: It seems likely that which party controls the US Senate for the next two years... More

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The San Quentin News seeks to humanize inmates

It’s one of the few prison publications by and for the prisoners

The first time I met Juan Haines, the 56-year-old managing editor of the San Quentin News, he gleefully showed me... More

Why won’t journalists ask Bill Cosby the tough questions? - Sexual assault charges are hardly ever mentioned to the TV star

Knoxville’s alt-weekly wasn’t losing money. It got shut down anyway - Scripps pulls the plug on Metro Pulse in favor of an entertainment supplement for the local daily

Chuck Todd’s Obama book says more about the author than it does about the president - ‘The Stranger’ underscores a broader problem with the way we cover politics

Beware labeling Pope Francis a liberal - Political boxes like liberal/conservative and evolutionist/creationist miss his real significance

The Virginian-Pilot produces a breakthrough investigation amid layoffs - Reporter John Holland discusses how the story came together, newsroom cutbacks, and colleagues who cover for each other


Which media outlets use ‘illegal immigrant’? (Fusion)

“[I]n spite of all the good reasons not to use the phrase, it is still very easy to find in the US press, even in headlines”

Jack Shafer on losing his job (Capital New York)

“Right now, my immediate plan is to go to work as a lay therapist at The Intercept to bring the healing there so John Cook and Matt Taibbi can return. I have great interpersonal skills.”

On outlets that continue to call unknown drone victims ‘militants’ (The Intercept)

“Like the US drone program itself, this deceitful media practice continues unabated”

UNITY’s convention is no more (All Digitocracy)

“The organization’s board of directors decided that UNITY will no longer host the quadrennial conferences for which it had become known”

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

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