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The Mail

Reviewing recent issues of Sojourners, America, The Times of Acadiana, and more

People send us their newspapers and magazines. Sometimes, we review them. The Times of Acadiana, February 19, 2009 Whatever Cody... More

The Week that Was: In Which Chaos, Indeed, Ensued

The week in new media

Hold onto your Firefox tabs: chaos has come. Here's the evidence. And here, in part, is the reason. (Feeling overloaded?... More

Violating the “Contract of Correction”

Corrections requests get backlogged at The Washington Post

Roughly a year ago, The Washington Post embarked on what has become a seven-part investigative series about housing issues in... More

CJR Audio: The Future of Investigative Journalism

A discussion on the future of the journalistic watchdog

On March 12 and 13, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism hosted Enlarging the Space for Watchdog Journalism, a conference... More

On Nieman, On Narrative

Notes from the Nieman Narrative Conference 2009

Even its logo was a narrative. This weekend's Nieman conference (full name: "Telling True Stories in Turbulent Times: Nieman... More

The Week that Was: In Which We Said Goodnight, and Good Luck

The week in new media

SXSW Interactive: innovative and instructive, or annoyingly self-indulgent? Either way, maybe newspapers (yes, newspapers!) can learn something from the festival.... More

Comedy of Errors

Comedians and the corrections beat

Jay Leno has made amusing, mistaken, and otherwise notable newspaper headlines a staple of his show. Recently, his rivals got... More

Gender Gap Gone?

Women reign at 2009 Goldsmith investigative reporting awards

CAMBRIDGE, MA. When the team of Washington Post investigative reporters gathered in their editor’s office to put the finishing touches... More

Short-Shrifting Seattle

Regional reporting will suffer as the P-I moves online

Twelve years ago, I left the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and went from doing journalism to teaching it. I’ve thus had the... More

Table for Two?

Taking a look at the remaining two-paper towns

On Tuesday morning, Seattle became a one-newspaper town, as the 146-year-old Seattle Post-Intelligencer printed its last edition and became a... More

McCain/Stephanopoulos: The Twitterview

The limits of character limits

Earlier this afternoon, George Stephanopoulos and John McCain conducted an interview via Twitter. (Okay, fine: they conducted a Twitterview.) Some... More

A Tale of Two Papers

P-I offers reporting, San Francisco Chronicle offers flackery

The starkly different ways in which two Hearst properties—the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and the San Francisco Chronicle—have been informing readers of... More

To the P-I, on Its First Day

Advice for Michelle Nicolosi from fellow online-only editors

While today marks the death of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, it also marks the birth of the seattlepi.com as a standalone,... More

Sleepless in Seattle

Seattle Post-Intelligencer staffers on the demise of their newspaper

After learning that the 146-year-old Seattle Post-Intelligencer would cease operations today, we invited the paper’s staffers to share some thoughts... More

The Dirtiest, Filthiest, Most Offensive Pun You’ll Never Read!

The sad saga of the Times’s “grass-mud horse”

The effects of the practice commonly referred to as water torture—even more commonly, Chinese water torture—are psychological rather than physical,... More

Stop trolling your readers - We know you’re only doing it for clicks

Des Moines Register prepares for a ‘very stressful’ newsroom restructuring - Editor Amalie Nash speaks on turnover, transformation, and a virtual reality adventure

PBS pulls ads from Harper’s Magazine after critical essay - Piece argues public broadcaster has fallen under the sway of political influence and outside money

Should all journalists be on Twitter? - Reasons to take up or forgo the 140-character platform

The Tennessean is borrowing reporters from other Gannett papers - Music columnist Peter Cooper is latest journalist to part ways with Nashville paper


How one reporter copes inside the ‘Ebola bubble’ (BuzzFeed)

“Bring gloves to give nurses you meet at clinics, even if you’re there for a story. Get small change to give to the kids who have been out of school for months and are selling ground nuts for pitiful sums on the side of road. Hell, give them candy. Violate all the principles of ostensibly good aid stewardship, because the good stewardship of the developed world didn’t get help here in time, and now everyone is dying around you.”

Fake news sites using Facebook to spread Ebola panic (The Verge)

“These sites claim to be satirical but lack even incompetent attempts at anything resembling humor”

How Ben Bradlee dealt with flacks (Washington Post)

“I would like to be sure that you understand that we trust our editors’ news judgement and that we distrust yours”

Ben Bradlee, 93 (WaPo)

“From the moment he took over The Post newsroom in 1965, Mr. Bradlee sought to create an important newspaper that would go far beyond the traditional model of a metropolitan daily”

Bloggingheads

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

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