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Behind the News

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The AP was right to fire Bob Lewis

He needed to wait for a response from his piece’s target, and he didn’t

Many journalists are outraged the AP would fire its longtime Virginia capitol reporter over one serious mistake that was retracted... More

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Kickstarting coverage of middle America

An NPR veteran hopes to crowdfund coverage of the heartland

"Please God, open the government and start paying people," Celeste Headlee half-joked in a phone conversation earlier this month. Headlee,... More

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Las Vegas newspaperman tilts at windmills

A publisher is fighting his siblings over ending a joint operating agreement with the city’s other paper

The Las Vegas chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists held a contentious panel mid-month to examine the latest flap... More

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In Colorado, a small paper looks forward

The Coloradoan’s new, young editor has been trying to reinvent the publication for the digital age—and it’s working

FORT COLLINS, CO--As reporters and editors stream into the newsroom on a Monday morning in September, they glance upward at... More

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At Grambling, even the newspaper is news

The student newspaper at a state university in Louisiana is facing criticism for alleged faculty control

As Louisiana's Grambling State University made national news the past couple weeks for student protests over deteriorating facilities and a... More

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New EU data regs may affect reporting

Journalists and publishers warn of a chilling effect

On Monday night, the civil liberties committee of the European Parliament passed one of the strongest data protection regulations in... More

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Stories I’d like to see

A refund for Healthcare.gov, European lobbyists, and A-Rod’s curious supporters

In his "Stories I'd like to see" column, journalist and entrepreneur Steven Brill spotlights topics that, in his opinion, have... More

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Modern-day newsies

Hundreds of people hawk newspapers in New York City weekday mornings—not a high kick or Disney ballad in sight

He gets up before dawn, ready to work when the rest of us are still rolling out of bed. His... More

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Stories I’d like to see

How Boehner can save his speakership, JPMorgan’s lawyers, and the TV economics of the World Series

In his "Stories I'd like to see" column, journalist and entrepreneur Steven Brill spotlights topics that, in his opinion, have... More

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Some news sites suffer from an online mugshot crackdown

News sites that publish mugshots as a service or to attract traffic are being affected by a Google tweak that keeps the photos from the top of search results

Google and payment processing companies are going after for-profit websites that post publicly available arrest photographs and then (in many... More

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In Europe, US shutdown gets airtime

Europeans can’t understand the fuss over broadening healthcare coverage

While the government shutdown may seem like a domestic problem, the stalemate between the Republican House and President Barack Obama... More

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Coming to terms with ‘digital footprints’

National security reporters spoke sourcing and encryption at CATO’s conference on the NSA

Almost everyone at The CATO Institute's conference--"NSA Surveillance: What We Know; What to Do About It"--on Wednesday agreed that government... More

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Obama’s broken promises on transparency

The Committee to Protect Journalists released its first comprehensive report on US press freedom

Since 2009, the Obama administration has prosecuted more people as whistleblowers under the 1917 Espionage Act than all former presidents... More

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Immersion journalists discuss their craft

And like in their work, they do so by showing, not telling

The New Yorker Festival featured a four-panelist discussion called "Immersion Journalism" on Saturday, which was decidedly barren of one key... More

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Ken Auletta questions Jill Abramson

The New York Times’ executive editor answered questions during the New Yorker Festival

Two years ago, Ken Auletta took the subway with Jill Abramson on her first day of work as editor of... 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”

Bloggingheads

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

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