These PACs, wrote Luo, “must be careful not to cross over into actually footing the bill for a presidential candidacy”—against the law!— a line which he says that Romney and others are “testing.” And why not? The FEC, Luo wrote, “tends to give [PACs] the benefit of the doubt on these kinds of questions.” Not to mention that the six-member FEC—politically deadlocked with three Republicans and three Democrats—has been, as described in a recent Daily Beast column, unusually “quiet” during a time of record campaign spending.
12:56 PM - January 10, 2011
USAT, NYT on skirting federal campaign donation limits (creatively)
Brick by brick - After years of shrinking ambition at The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos has the paper thinking global domination
Gawker’s so-far successful experiment in making office chats public - Are group chat rooms a waste of time or essential to running a modern newsroom?
A new course in video games journalism - As an art form grows up, can the critics keep pace?
On the NSA, a White House credibility problem - The AP report on the destruction of The Guardian’s hard drives is just the latest evidence that reporters can’t trust the Obama administration on spying claims
Long all-volunteer, Guernica Mag looks toward paying its contributors - The 10-year-old online mag hired its first full-time employee and is launching a second Kickstarter
Email blasts from CJR writers and editors
Nate Silver drills into the numbers
“A single page in a glossy magazine could be discounted by more than half its open rate and still get an effective CPM of about $70. Online display ad CPMs average under $3”
With the relaunch comes the archive
“[I]n this country, every barometer by which female worth is measured—from the superficial to the life-altering, the appreciative to the punitive—has long been calibrated to ‘dude,’ whether or not those measurements are actually being taken by dudes”
Greg Marx discusses democracy and news with Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute
Who Owns What
A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Questions and exercises for journalism students.