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A Television Deal for the Digital Age

How to worry about the Comcast-NBC Universal merger

Update: Two days before Christmas, Julius Genachowski, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, recommended approval of the Comcast-NBC Universal... More

The Record Keeper

Carol Rosenberg owns the Guantánamo beat

2:55: First prisoner comes off. He is wearing a fluorescent orange jump suit, a shiny turquoise facemask, goggles, similar colored... More

AOL and Its Algorithm

The company is hiring hundreds of journalists. What will they produce?

“Are you a passionate and entrepreneurial online journalist? Want to be part of a dynamic and innovative team of journalists,... More

China’s Chess Match

How the web has empowered the people

Early in 2003, like millions of other migrants of his generation, Sun Zhigang, a young graphic designer, left central China,... More

In Demand

A week inside the future of journalism

I spent eight years at The Miami Herald, mainly writing features, and when the paper laid me off in 2009,... More

What Is Russia Today?

The Kremlin’s propaganda outlet has an identity crisis

On Election Day 2008, two African-American men in black fatigues and berets stood outside a polling station in a predominantly... More

See It Now!

Video journalism is dying. Long live video journalism.

As the video begins, no announcer welcomes you, no headline scrolls across the computer screen. There is no need for... More

A Rocket’s Trajectory

Marcus Brauchli at The Washington Post

For more than thirty years, Keith Richburg has been a classy and distinguished presence at The Washington Post. Richburg served... More

The Rise of Private News

A niche model can make a lot of money. What are the costs?

Anyone who has spent time in a newsroom lately is familiar with the conversation—generally conducted in the “hushed tone you... More

Justice for John Conroy

John Conroy spent years exposing police torture in Chicago. Now the alleged leader is on trial, and the reporter is laid off.

If life were fair and the gods of journalism just, I would be able to report to you that... More

After the Storm

What happens to the journalists who get pushed out of their newsrooms?

As of early June, Paper Cuts, a blog that keeps track of announced buyouts and layoffs at newspapers, counted a... More

Lone Star Trailblazer

Will the Texas Tribune transform Texas journalism?

Click here to watch an interview with Texas Tribune chairman John Thornton and editor Evan Smith. A week after the... More

Message Control

Is Obama’s White House tighter than Bush’s?

On March 4, President Obama sat behind his stout oak desk, flanked by beaming lawmakers, and, wielding a pen for... More

The Trouble With Experts

The Web allows us to question authority in new ways

Actress Jenny McCarthy’s favorite line is, “My son is my science.” She’s an autism activist who insists that vaccines caused... More

Embrace the Wonk

A new opportunity for reporters and political scientists

On January 8, Marc Ambinder, the widely-read political reporter and blogger for The Atlantic, found a copy of Game Change,... More

Virginian-Pilot journalists: Corporate management pressure is stifling coverage - “Lovers of journalism in this newsroom are pissed. It’s bad.”

Paper files public records request—and city’s response is a lawsuit - Local officials argue Montana courts should strike balance between privacy and disclosure

BBC Pop-Up reports from small town America - A small team is traveling across the United States for six months in hopes of finding underreported local stories

What game design can do for journalism - Three newly selected fellows at American University talk about the medium’s future

Timeline, an app based on ‘the history of…’ - But chronology doesn’t reveal everything


Photojournalism while pregnant (NYT Mag)

“Momentarily forgetting I was pregnant, I jockeyed for a position close enough to capture the initial moments of euphoria, hurling myself into the mix of hundreds of frenzied relatives. As the weight of men started to close in on me, I realized how vulnerable I was and started to panic.”

We should all step back from security journalism (Medium)

“It should be made clear, in law, that the tasks security reseachers do to make the net more secure and journalists do to understand and contextualize the truth for the public are not crimes”

Trust In Business And Media Is Declining, But People Have Faith In Search Engines (Buzzfeed)

People have become less trusting of major institutions, according to the annual Edelman Trust Barometer. And large majorities doubt that businesses want to make the world a better place.

With New Charlie Hebdo Cover, News Value Should Have Prevailed (NYT)

Public editor Margaret Sullivan on why the paper should have published the images.

Bloggingheads

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

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