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Cover Story

Big Bird to the Rescue?

Public television remains largely indifferent to calls to boost serious news coverage

epresentative Earl Blumenauer stood before a microphone outside the Capitol building in February to make a passionate plea for continued... More

The Future of Public Television

Can Public Television News Step Up?

elevision has long been our most popular news medium, the format that unites us and brings the world to our... More

Signal and Noise

Trying to follow global news in America, a newcomer finds that something is missing

f you wished to see a vivid illustration of how the broadcast news media in the US are perceived in... More

Breathing Room

Toward a new Arab media

efore there was Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or even Al Jazeera, there was Hama, Syria. It was 1982 and an... More

English Lesson

The moment has arrived for Al Jazeera English, except in the US

[This is a sidebar article to the May/June 2011 cover story, "Breathing Room: Toward a new Arab media," which you... More

Tested

Covering schools in the age of micro-measurement

leven New York City education reporters were huddling on e-mail last October 20, musing over ways to collectively pry... More

Crossfire in Kandahar

Afghanistan’s new journalists navigate an ambiguous war

ne hot night in September, less than a week after Afghanistan’s parliamentary election, soldiers from NATO’s International Security Assistance Force... More

Reboot

An open letter to the FCC about a media policy for the digital age

Editor's Note: On June 9, 2011, the FCC's Future of Media Project released a report on the state of local... More

The Hamster Wheel

Why running as fast as we can is getting us nowhere

“Newsrooms have shrunk by 25% in three years.” —Project for Excellence in Journalism, “State of the News Media 2010” “A... More

A Second Chance

How mobile devices can absolve journalism of its original sin: giving away online content

Talk to people who are into mobile reading devices like the Kindle and the iPad, and a scene from... More

Look at Me!

A writer’s search for journalism in the age of branding

hen I was nineteen and chose to accept the creeping suspicion that I would turn out to be a writer... More

Dumb Like a Fox

Fox News isn’t part of the GOP; it has simply (and shamelessly) mastered the confines of cable

ast December 10 was a big news day. U.S. Senate negotiators announced they had agreed to a compromise on health... More

Hot Air

Why don’t TV weathermen believe in climate change?

he small makeup room off the main floor of KUSI's studios, in a suburban canyon on the north end of... More

Disappearing Iraq

After a period of openness that benefited both the military and the media, the door is closing

Ah, the happy world of Iraq, as seen through U.S. military press releases. Iraq could be exploding—in fact, parts of... More

Too Close for Comfort?

Tom Ricks and the military’s new philosophical embeds

Thomas E. Ricks has a photograph of a general—Ulysses S. Grant, looking haggard and defeated in Cold Harbor, Virginia—on the... 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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