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Show us how the game is rigged

n November 26, 2011, The New York Times published an investigation of Ronald Lauder’s aggressive use of strategies available... More

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Here’s to another fifty

 JR’s debut was mostly greeted with “bouquets,” though a few readers, our second issue noted, “reacted with unblemished hostility.”... More

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Fostering an awareness of our commonalities, ten years after September 11th

our planes. One-hundred-and-two minutes of the towers smoking. Almost three thousand dead. Then, suddenly, it is ten years later,... More

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Jill Abramson, the first woman at the helm of The New York Times

MG. It’s official, women run the world,” wrote Dennis M. Madison, a New York Times reader who posted a... More

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Attacks on reporters and photographers in the Arab world threaten journalism everywhere

s journalism worth dying for? Murdered journalist Anna Politkovskaya’s editor used those words as the title of a posthumously... More

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Al Jazeera showed global media how to cover an uprising

l Jazeera, the pan-Arab satellite news network, showed global media how to cover a people’s uprising—by getting right into the... More

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Notes on 2010, the year of WikiLeaks

t began in April with the release of a video showing Apache helicopter pilots killing civilians, including two Reuters employees,... 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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