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Launch Pad: Remapping Debate

Less than one week to go

CJR’s new “Launch Pad” feature invites new media publishers to blog about their experiences on the news frontier. Craig Gurian’s... More

Advice on Howard Kurtz’s Replacement

Time for a critic

The parlor game is already underway, with lists of potential replacements being drawn up for Howard Kurtz, who will be... More

Not the Nightly News

New York’s cable news piece shows cable’s given up on news

There seems to be an uptick in big-magazine-takes-on-the-cable-TV-phenom stories lately, and Gabriel Sherman’s New York piece today, “Chasing Fox,” is... More

Gawker Ranks the Rumor Mills

Accuracy and credibility in celebrity journalism

Contrary to what you may have read, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are still together. John Mayer and Jennifer Anniston... More

Launch Pad: Remapping Debate

Trying to keep eyes on the prize

CJR’s new “Launch Pad” feature invites new media publishers to blog about their experiences on the news frontier. All of... More

Q&A: Mike Liebhold, Principal Technologist at The Institute For the Future

On augmented reality glasses and the future of location-based publishing

The Institute for the Future is a forty-two year old nonprofit research group based in Palo Alto, California, dedicated to... More

Slate Shuts the Window

A long-overdue corrections policy revision

Not long after Slate launched in 1996, editor Michael Kinsley was faced with the challenge of figuring out how to... More

NJSpotlight.com, Trenton’s State House Startup

The newcomer to press row fills a policy niche

When reporters pass each other in the echoey maze-like tunnels below the legislative hearing rooms of the New Jersey State... More

Bias at the Times Book Review?

It’s not that simple

Slate.com’s DoubleX blog has revealed that The New York Times reviews more fiction by men than by women. The New... More

Launch Pad: Remapping Debate

Three weeks until the site goes live

CJR’s new “Launch Pad” feature invites new media publishers to blog about their experiences on the news frontier. All of... More

How to Lose Your Gut

The journalist’s guide to gutless online verification

Dean Miller has spent years getting journalists to lose their gut. “Your gut is the most dangerous thing you have,”... More

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

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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