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Book It

Travelers will be most responsible for the death of paper books

CAIRO—If my sense is correct, e-readers will soon replace printed books as the dominant form of literary distribution. There are... More

The Worldwide Leader in Corrections Policy

It’s ESPN

Guess which media company this person works for: We have six domestic networks, a major magazine, a heavily trafficked website... More

Wrong Place, Wrong Time

Travel writing and my geographic inferiority complex

Paris is a puzzle. San Francisco is an affront. The west of Ireland is a slap in the face. The... More

Six News Videos To See

Links to the high-quality videos mentioned in Jill Drew’s feature “See It Now!”

In The Moment: President Obama’s inauguration by The Washington Post Killer Blue: Baptized by Fire, U.S. Soldiers in Iraq (Part... More

Sourpusses and the Summit

Journalists discarded Obama’s Mideast peace summit before it began

CAIRO—If by the end of 2011 a meaningful agreement is reached between the Israeli government and the Palestinian Authority, there... More

The Fixer

A Q&A with the man in demand among Western journalists in Pakistan

Through three decades of war in neighboring Afghanistan, Pakistani journalist Rahimullah Yusufzai has been the ultimate fixer, the man foreign... More

Universal Blues

James Baldwin’s prose still speaks volumes about race, class, and America

The Cross of Redemption: Uncollected Writings | By James Baldwin | Pantheon Books | 320 pages, $26.95 To introduce The... More

Why We’re Suing

Let’s see those e-mails, governor

Today, the Columbia Journalism Review will file a lawsuit in an Albany court, seeking to compel New York state to... More

The Challenge of Verifying Crowdsourced Information

A better way to sift through a river of data

Shortly after a devastating earthquake struck Haiti in January, a small team of workers with Ushahidi, a project that enables... More

2010 APME Awards Announced

Here are the winning stories

The Associated Press Managing Editors (APME) has posted the winners of its 2010 contests. But we’ve got the links! Congratulations... More

Isolate at Your Own Peril

Journalists and media critics must increase their global expertise

CAIRO—Even if you deeply love journalism and you’re good at it, you might not be able to find a gainful... More

Lights, Camera, Fact Check!

We talk to the creators of the Web series FCU: Fact Checkers Unit

In the 1950s, NBC aired a show called the Adventures of Hiram Holliday. The titular hero was a geeky, Coke-bottle... More

Watching My Story Go Viral in Twenty-Four Hours

How Debrahlee Lorenzana became the banker heard ‘round the world

Earlier this summer, I was afforded an experience that is a dream for many journalists: a story I wrote went... More

Q & A: New York Times Reporter Michael Powell, Part Two

“As you continue to mature intellectually, you start to become much more comfortable in gray.”

The New York Times’s Michael Powell leapt from the metro pages to the business section this May—a place he never... More

Apple can’t hide from a 20-year-old reporter - The University of Michigan student gets behind the tech titan’s newest products

Al Jazeera America struggles to get off the margins - A quality-first strategy faces huge hurdles

Finding James Foley - This 2013 story takes a look at GlobalPost’s search for the photojournalist

Gannett cribs from Advance Publications playbook for struggling newspapers - Staff compete for fewer jobs; ‘readers become the assignment editor’

Cop corruption probe sparks newspaper feud - A spiked story is at the center of a bitter fight between Philadelphia’s two dailies


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.”

The McDonald’s in Ferguson (LAT)

“Lately, the restaurant has taken on the appearance of a battered frontier outpost”

Bloggingheads

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

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