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What’s happening at the BBC

The Corporation is facing a serious challenge to its future and to its independence

“To lose one parent, Mr Worthing, may be regarded as misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.” —Oscar Wilde, The... More

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Now This News launches an app to grow its global audience

A new mobile and social news service for millennials is evolving

Things have been going well for Now This News since a spate of stories in September announced that the video... More

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Letter from a Londoner

Mark Thompson must sink his teeth into the Times

Journalists at The New York Times are suddenly not feeling so confident about their new chief executive. In the last... More

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Stories I’d like to see

Keeping tabs on the Red Cross; Romney’s transition plans; Obama’s next book

In his weekly “Stories I’d like to see” column, journalist and entrepreneur Steven Brill spotlights topics that, in his opinion,... More

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Embeddable Sandy content

Google and WNYC created free, shareable media

One of the most useful bits of embeddable content being passed around in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy is this... More

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Stories I’d like to see

Hurricanes and utilities, keeping Time, and delving into the bureaucracy

In his weekly “Stories I’d like to see” column, journalist and entrepreneur Steven Brill spotlights topics that, in his opinion,... More

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Newsrooms’ digital Sandy coverage

Outlets are pulling out all the stops

Several big news services have put public service ahead of profit by doing away with their paywalls for the duration... More

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CNN says women vote with their hormones

The Twitterverse goes mental

It took seven hours of Internet backlash on Wednesday night for the Internet to convince CNN that an article it... More

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Appending Larry

Google’s “premature release” spins off another viral meme — and an ethical question

A recent Reuters article on Google's prematurely released earnings report noted that a Twitter parody account was created to mock... More

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The universality of health reporting

Lessons from five European journalists

Last week 112 journalists and academics from 12 countries met in Athens to talk about health reporting—the nitty-gritty of engaging... More

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Journalism ethics in a digital age

A Poynter conference this week provoked good discussion but presupposed an old definition of journalism

On Tuesday, in the midst of wonky Poynter conference dialogue about how to reimagine journalism ethics for a digital age,... More

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The 4th Estate corrects its numbers

A widely covered infographic released on Thursday didn’t quite get its facts straight

That journalism struggles with racial diversity is old news, but a study released on Thursday by The 4th Estate tried... More

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Stories I’d like to see

New election economy, voter fraud billboards, NY skyscrapers 2.0

In his weekly “Stories I’d like to see” column, journalist and entrepreneur Steven Brill spotlights topics that, in his opinion,... More

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HuffPost launches a platform for user-generated reporting

“Firsthand” to premiere “a new type of comment”

An October 1 editorial from Arianna Huffington announced The Huffington Post’s latest development in user engagement: Firsthand. Developed using a... More

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BBC in crisis over a shelved pedophile investigation

Newsnight accused of a coverup after they dropped the case

When it emerged, a year after his death, that popular UK television personality Jimmy Saville may have molested hundreds of... 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”

Bloggingheads

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

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