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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

How Forbes got to $475 million - That’s what a Hong Kong investor has agreed to pay for a firm that two years ago had trouble paying its rent

Are female journalists up to the job of a Jill Abramson interview? - Reporters avoid unflattering discussion about her firing

How to check if that viral video is true - Journalists don’t always verify user-generated content, so readers need to learn how to verify what they see online

The Grand Dame of Florida reporting has retired twice, but she’s still causing trouble - A conversation with the Tampa Bay Times’ Lucy Morgan

Brick by brick - After years of shrinking ambition at The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos has the paper thinking global domination


Insufferable parenthetical asides, ranked (The Hairpin)

18. (strictly for the mise-en-scene)

You are now entering the demented kingdom of William T. Vollmann (TNR)

“Franzen tells a hilarious story of being a young writer in New York, meeting Vollmann, becoming fast friends, and inaugurating a draft swap. A while later, they exchanged work. Franzen gave Vollmann a dozen chiseled pages. Vollmann gave Franzen an entire novel.”

39 pieces of advice for journalists and writers of color (BuzzFeed)

“Make yourself indispensable. Dispel any rumors, however quiet, that you are just there for a ‘quota’”

Bloggingheads

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

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