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Freedom of speech in Cambodia, but only in English

After 20 years of ‘democracy,’ Khmer-language journalism is still under assault

He's back. After four years in self-imposed exile, Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy landed in Phnom Penh last Friday to... More

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In Azerbaijan, a journalist under siege

Khadija Ismayilova’s fight against wrongdoings, “wherever they are”

It was supposed to be a punishment--220 hours plucking garbage off the streets of Baku, Azerbaijan. Instead, journalist Khadija Ismayilova... More

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Media accelerator gives startups a push

Matter just helped launch six new-media startups

On Tuesday, journalists, investors, and technology enthusiasts gathered at WNYC's Greene Space to meet Matter One: the first graduating class... More

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Q&A: James O’Shea

The former Tribune newsman discusses where the company has been, and where it’s going

James O'Shea, former editor at the Chicago Tribune and the Los Angeles Times, was close to the center of the... More

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Stories I’d like to see

TV’s campaign ad addiction, Obamacare outsourced to Canada, and a Romney aide’s new role

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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Nate Silver’s next steps

At ESPN, he’s going to build his brand into a staffed site

Nate Silver's move from The New York Times to ESPN is turning the reporter-statistician into the editor in chief of... More

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Chasing New Jersey news

Whether or not a new show on WWOR in NJ is news is a concern of folks from congressmen to the FCC

There is a media battle brewing in New Jersey. WWOR-TV, a channel licensed to the city of Secaucus, has found... More

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New ‘injection secrecy’ law threatens First Amendment rights in Georgia

It deems information about lethal injections state secrets

Update: On Thursday afternoon, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Gail S. Tusan granted a stay of Hill's execution, concluding, among... More

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Much ado at Maariv

Israel’s overcrowded media market has left many of the nation’s newspapers, including daily paper Maariv, struggling

Maariv, one of Israel's oldest mainstream newspapers, is floundering. Last week, reporters resorted to a "reverse strike" to keep the... More

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Who will bear witness?

Photojournalists share their experiences of covering the Iraq War

Wednesday night at the Brooklyn Brewery, Steve Hindy, former war correspondent for the Associated Press and founder of the microbrewery,... More

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Roll Call goes native

With Boeing-backed defense blog, Beltway outlet makes a foray into sponsored content

For the past year, Roll Call, a newspaper and website that focuses on Capitol Hill politics, has been in a... More

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Forward pushes a reparations investigation

The paper won’t let a group that gives money to needy Holocaust survivors hide past fraud

Paul Berger discovered his latest investigation for The Forward almost by chance, sitting in a nearly empty courtroom in New... More

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Stories I’d like to see

Teflon Tim Geithner, and profiling the Center for Responsive Politics

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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HuffPost Germany slated for autumn

It’s a licensing partnership between the Huffington Post and a German media company

Times are hard for Germany's newspapers. Last year, they laid off a record number of journalists, and this year, many... More

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Stories I’d like to see

Selling artificial knees, analyzing the Trayvon Martin trial, and Random House cancels Paula Deen’s cookbook

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

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

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