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Conflict Reporting

Staying safe in the field

The Journalist Survival Guide does not use the phrase "survival guide" lightly. That much is clear by Lesson 1:... More

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How I got that story

One man’s struggle in Syria becomes art

In December 2012, Fotini Christia, a professor at MIT, was in Antakya, Turkey, researching an article about women in the... More

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Innovation Watch

Crowd reporting an election

In 19 years of democratic elections, Mozambique has experienced voter apathy and corruption. But a free local newspaper, @Verdade, is... More

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Viral Wisdom

Crowd consensus on Syria

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Open Bar

Local Edition

Local Edition San Francisco, CA Year opened 2012 Owners Future Bars, aka Doug Dalton and Brian Sheehy Distinguishing features... More

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Stranger than fiction

The new niche: gangsters

Yamaguchi-gumi, Japan's largest yakuza crime syndicate, has published an official magazine that features satirical haikus and genteel articles about... More

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Hard Numbers

Waging the privacy war

55 percent of American voters identified Edward Snowden as a "whistleblower" in July 2013 34 percent of American voters identified... More

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Gaming

Playing for keeps

Busted! Hair Net Hero is part of a new breed of news game (Center for Investigative Reporting) Looking for... More

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What’s in my…bags

Alexia Tsotsis, TechCrunch

Alexia Tsotsis carries bags inside her bags. The 31-year-old San Francisco co-editor of TechCrunch carries enough stuff with her... More

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Innovation watch

Drill down in the Amazon

In 2008, Gustavo Faleiros, a reporter at the Brazilian news outlet O Eco, sought a way to synthesize the... More

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Up Next

If it ain’t broken…

Breaking News. Those two little words can sound a warning cry when uttered by a news anchor. But has the... More

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Open Bar

The Esquire Tavern

The Esquire Tavern San Antonio, TX Year opened Originally in 1933, the year Prohibition ended. It closed in 2006,... More

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Bad news

Worst job in America?

Okay, so the newspaper business isn't exactly thriving; and the idea of casting a reporter as the hero in... 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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