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Expensive Gifts

What does free culture cost?

One evening in February 2009, the artist Shepard Fairey spoke at the New York Public Library. He was discussing his... More

What’s a Fair Share In the Age of Google?

How to think about news in the link economy

The buzz inside Google is overwhelmingly positive about what the company does and how we will all benefit from the... More

Open for Business

If you want readers to buy news, what exactly will you sell? The case for a free/paid hybrid.

In the dark winter and spring of 2009, as dispatches from the news business grew ever more grim, as Jim... More

Build the Wall

Most readers won’t pay for news, but if we move quickly, maybe enough of them will. One man’s bold blueprint.

To all of the bystanders reading this, pardon us. The true audience for this essay narrows necessarily to a pair... More

Leap of Faith

Inside the movement to build an audience of citizens

What inspired you to become a journalist? I always liked writing, and I was also into photography. And I knew... More

A Man in Full

Four years after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans broadcaster Garland Robinette is still fighting mad

It was the birds that tipped him off. Two days before Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, while the storm was... More

One of Us

A soldier chooses journalism, but his old boss won’t let go

On what I thought was my last day in the Army in May 2007, my battalion commander gave me some... More

Groundhog Day

Why this year’s health-care debate sounds like the one in 1993

Last fall, soon after Barack Obama was elected president, Sheila Burke was waiting to discuss Obama’s campaign promises, via Webcast,... More

Identity Crisis

The Wall Street Journal steers away from what made it great

In December 2008, a year after* Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. purchased The Wall Street Journal, the paper had a holiday... More

Waiting for CNBC

A tragicomedy in one long act

“But eight point one percent. . . . Uh, that’s what you said, right, Zandi?” “I said eight. I said eight. Eight point one... More

A Matter of Trust

One story from Gaza and what it says about the coverage of Israel

On Thursday morning, March 19, Israelis woke to find a story on the front pages of two leading daily newspapers... More

A Vision in the Desert

The National tries to lift journalism in Abu Dhabi

It’s 11 a.m. in mid-June and ten section editors have crowded around the table at the center of The National’s... More

The Smell of Paradise

Under pressure in Gaza: a reporter’s notebook

First Day It is 10:40 on a sunny and warm Saturday morning, and time for my walk through Gaza. I... More

Covering Gaza from Israel

What Israelis wanted to know about the war

During the first week of Israel’s winter military operation in Gaza, a broadcaster for ChanNel 2, which has the highest... More

Crash Course

How to cover a car wreck

The fatal car crash is, unfortunately, an all-too-familiar staple of local journalism. Each of us can summon a grim collage... 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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