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Paying Off

The problem of bribes in the Liberian press

fter two civil wars, Liberian journalists are enjoying unprecedented freedoms but struggling to maintain independence. The business of news is... More

Freed Press

Upheaval in a Tunisian newsroom is all for the better

atching the upheaval in her home region from a Tunis newsroom in late December, Assabah reporter Rim Saoudi became frustrated.... More

The Hacker, Off the Couch

Brian Boyer and the rise of “hacker-journalists”

ack in May 2007, Brian Boyer was just another computer guy short-circuiting from ennui sitting on a friend’s couch,... More

Hard Numbers

Some stats and figures on the news industry

percent of coverage given to former press secretary Scott McClellan and his book, What Happened: Inside the Bush White... More

Hungarian Chill

A Q & A with Eva Simon of the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union on press freedom

ungary’s conservative government stirred international outrage when tough media regulations went into effect January 1, the same day the country... More

Hard Numbers

Some stats and figures on the news industry

journalists and analysts to be hired by Bloomberg Government, a D.C.-based subscription service launching in early 2011 $2,495 gets... More

Blog to Print

A Los Angeles blog launches a weekly print tabloid

verything seems to be dead nowadays, depending on whom you ask. Print is dead. Blogging is dead. The Web is... More

Long-Form Saviors

New technology to encourage the reading of long articles, online and off

eading long articles online invites a thicket of distraction—ads, teasers for slideshows, videos, links hawking penny stocks and personal injury... More

Border Tales

A Q & A with Alfredo Corchado, Mexico correspondent, about reporting on drug cartels

As drug cartel and gang violence escalates, Mexico is becoming one of the most dangerous places in the world to... More

Hard Numbers

Some stats and figures on the news industry

percent of Internet users ages fifty to sixty-four used social networking between April 2009 and May 2010—up from 25... More

Lost Links

The frustrations of archiving and saving clips in the digital age

thought I was doing the responsible thing buying Christinabellantoni.com, having a friend build it out with snazzy graphics, and... More

Drop Out?

Suggested closure of Colorado journalism school sparks controversy

he University of Colorado at Boulder kicked up a cloud of dust when it announced in August that it had... More

Hard Numbers

Some stats and figures on the news industry

(about $1.60), the new daily fee to access to The Times of London and The Sunday Times websites 66... More

Glory Days

The unique legacy of Brooklyn College newspaper the Vanguard

hen campus police detained Ohio State University freshman Alex Kotran in April for taking pictures of rogue cows on campus,... More

Coffee, Tea . . . and a Scoop

A hyperlocal in the Czech Republic runs its newsroom out of a coffee shop

hen the owner of a former brick-making factory in Kromeriz, Czech Republic, began storing large amounts of the plant’s leftover... 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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