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How journalists should reframe the encryption debate

Privacy concerns need to be addressed

Digital encryption may seem like a niche topic to be the center of an international debate. Yet in recent months,... More

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The Olympics and press freedom

Journalists can face restrictions while covering the games

In 2001, the last time Beijing was competing to host the Olympic Games, Chinese officials made many promises, including a... More

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Why Bill O’Reilly can play hardball on his war zone story

The media controversy is one that plays to his and Fox News’ inherent strengths.

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly continued a boisterous defense this week against charges originally leveled by a Mother Jones... More

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Reveal and the new push for podcasts

A new direction for investigative reporting

Two years ago, John Barth met Joaquin Alvarado, the CEO of the Center for Investigative Reporting, for martinis at the... More

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Will the new Page One meetings finally make the Times digital first?

Nothing else has worked so far

Last Thursday, New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet announced a radical change: The Gray Lady's twice-daily Page One meetings... More

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Why journalists are struggling to cover Libya

It’s too dangerous to report regularly from inside the country

The crisis in Libya seized world media attention again this month after self-declared Islamic State militants released a video showing... More

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Why serious journalism can coexist with audience-pleasing content

Legacy media organizations should experiment with digital platforms while continuing to publish hard news

In his editor's letter this week announcing a redesigned New York Times Magazine, one with much more digital content... More

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What documentary filmmakers and journalists can learn from each other

A new report seeks to promote dialogue between the two groups

Harnessing the power of film to tell investigative stories can be risky for documentary film producers. In 2009, the documentary... More

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Tracking your every online move

Native ads could increase readership with one simple trick

Everyone who shops online knows what happens next: Search for jackets, and the banner ads you see across the Web... More

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New survey reveals everything you think about freelancing is true

Data from Project Word quantifies challenges of freelance investigative reporting

Freelance reporters face a double-edged sword. Media outlets’ massive staff cuts have led many to bemoan newsrooms’ reduced capacity for... More

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India’s increasingly restrictive reporting climate

Journalists can face punishment for sensitive stories

In 2006, Sabrina Buckwalter wrote a long investigation for the Times of India about a brutal multiple rape and murder... More

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ESPN’s The Undefeated off the ground

Jason Whitlock’s long delayed race and sports site launches first story

Sports stories draw eyeballs. Race stories stoke debate. Now Jason Whitlock, the well-known but divisive ESPN columnist once fired by... More

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Voice of America closing its Jerusalem bureau

Cairo will be the only VOA staff bureau staffed by a Central News correspondent in the Middle East

In a surprising move, the US government's venerable Voice of America is shutting down its Jerusalem bureau, according to government... More

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Why the media will miss Jon Stewart

The fake newsman gave viewers what many legacy outlets could not

I was a sophomore at Northwestern University in 2010 when The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart had announced a rally... More

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Disguising ads as stories

“Storytelling” and “storytellers” have become code words for corporatized news

Last month, when Conde Nast announced the launch of 23 Stories, its branded content studio that gives marketers "unparalleled access"... More

New survey reveals everything you think about freelancing is true - Data from Project Word quantifies challenges of freelance investigative reporting

Why one editor won’t run any more op-eds by the Heritage Foundation’s top economist - A reply to Paul Krugman on state taxes and job growth made some incorrect claims

Why we ‘stave off’ colds - It all started with wine

The New Republic, then and now - Tallying the staff turnover at the overhauled magazine

Why serious journalism can coexist with audience-pleasing content - Legacy media organizations should experiment with digital platforms while continuing to publish hard news


The rise of feelings journalism (TNR)

“Bloom engaged in an increasingly popular style of writing, which I’ve discussed on my blog before, which I call “feelings journalism.” It involves a writer making an argument based on what they imagine someone else is thinking, what they feel may be another person’s feelings. The realm of fact, of reporting, has been left behind.”

Things a war correspondent should never say (WSJ)

“The correspondent retelling war stories surely knows that fellow correspondents had faced the same dangers or worse”

On WaPo trying to interview a cow (National Journal)

“‘I wasn’t milked on the White House lawn by a strange man,’ The Washington Post—the venerable institution that would later come to break the Watergate scandal and win 48 Pulitzers—quoted her, a farm animal, as saying”

Bloggingheads

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

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