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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

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

Journalists subpoenaed in ‘pink-slime’ suit - BPI wants emails from NYT’s Michael Moss, public-health lawyer Michele Simon, and others

Bloomberg struggles to break out of the box - Justin Smith’s ambitious digital transformation hits some bumps

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

Embedded with the Koch brothers - Hometown reporters get rare access to the media-shy oilmen, with mixed results


Your iPhone can now make free encrypted calls (Wired)

The beginning of the end of burner phones?

The new face of Richard Norris (GQ)

“‘Richard?’ I say. ‘Richard?’ I shove his shoulder and nothing happens. He is dead. He is on my watch and he is dead. I hear gurgling. Breathing. He’s on my watch and he is not dead.”

How to be a decent entertainment reporter (Eric Danton)

“Here’s how not to suck at it: Don’t write like an entertainment reporter”

A First Look update (First Look Media)

“[R]ather than immediately launching a large collection of digital ‘magazines’ based on strong, expert journalists with their own followings, as we imagined earlier, we’ll begin by building out the two we’ve started and then explore adding new ones as we learn”

Bloggingheads

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

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The Business of Digital Journalism

A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

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