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The Press Room

Year opened 1995 Owner James “Raff” Rafferty (born in Manchester, England) Distinguishing features Next door to the Santa Barbara... More

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User Experience (UX) Designer

Susan Rits is a User Experience (UX) Designer who worked at Time Warner, Fox, and Google. She is founder... More

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Hard Numbers

Retracting “Mr. Daisey and the Apple Factory”

888,000 downloads of “Mr. Daisey and the Apple Factory,” the January 6 This American Life episode based on Mike Daisey’s... More

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How I got that story

RealRural

In March 2011, Lisa M. Hamilton, a writer and photographer, began a series of road trips around rural California.... More

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What’s in My…

Dean Takahashi from GamesBeat unpacks

It’s fitting that veteran tech journalist Dean Takahashi, who grew up a self-described “arcade rat,” weaned on classics like... More

Sree Tips

Social-media etiquette for journalists

Q: I’d like to improve my Twitter bio. Any tips? A: Make sure you have your full name spelled out.... More

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The Red Carpet Lounge

Year opened 1976 Distinguishing features Red carpet, of course, and booths, plus five video-lottery machines. Thursday is Steak Night: $14 for... More

Acronyms You Should Know

FERN: The Food & Environment Reporting Network

Even as interest in all things food-related skyrockets, space devoted to serious food issues continues to lose out to... More

Words & Deeds

Murdoch finds it’s not easy being green

In 2007, News Corp. Chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch unequivocally acknowledged the reality of climate change and launched “a... More

Shelf Life of…

A Mort Zuckerman editor

The news that Kevin Convey was out as editor of the New York Daily News after less than 24 months,... More

Hard Numbers

Super PACs and Stephen Colbert

9 days before South Carolina’s primary when comedian Stephen Colbert announced his presidential bid 157,876 dollars spent by Colbert Super... More

How I Got That Story

Death Metal Angola

In September 2009, Jeremy Xido, a New York-based filmmaker, went to Angola with a colleague and two hand-held video... More

What’s in My…

David Carr’s powerful backpack

David Carr, veteran newspaperman and indie-film star (Page One), can’t quite remember the year he started his career at... More

Lost & Found

The AP Stylebook turns 99!?!

The Associated Press has long acknowledged what one historian called the “maddeningly imprecise” information about its origins. In 2005,... More

Lost & Found

The AP Stylebook turns 99!?!

The Associated Press has always maintained that its first Stylebook - the essential reference bible for professional journalists -... 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”

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

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