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Audit Notes: BS as business model, Larry Kudlow, Third Way revealed

Report a hoax, reap the traffic, and shrug off the consequences

Dave Weigel goes after BuzzFeed, which wants to be taken seriously as a news organization, but doesn't want the responsibilities... More

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Journalists: Stop falling for hoaxes

Initially there were only a few viral hoaxes. Now, with the immense popularity of social media, they are happening almost daily.

You know how it goes. You are on Twitter. You see something outrageous. You click on the link. Really, they... More

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Let Stephen Glass back into journalism

Glass can’t possibly mess up journalism more than we already have

Stephen Glass, the wunderkind journalist who was discovered to have fabricated dozens of New Republic articles in 1998, is in... More

The Most Amazing Corporate Press Release in History

Fisking the Yes Men’s fake GE press release

The last time the media fell for a Yes Men-affiliated hoax press release, it inspired a discussion about speed versus... More

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

The toy department shall lead us - Why sports media have always been newsroom innovators

Rosie the scribbler - Why women are leading coverage of the war-torn Middle East

Crunching the numbers on self-publishing - How much profit did four writers make from online publishing platforms?

Are we journalists first? - The longstanding debate about whether and when a reporter can intervene in a story is rekindled in the age of inequality


Deep-fried grilled cheese (The Salt)

“You could probably deep-fry racism and for a minute I’d be like, you know, racism isn’t that bad”

Writing about writing about Taylor Swift’s writing (Pacific Standard)

“[P]ieces about her piece had a better chance of getting that famous BuzzFeed ‘social lift’ because of the interest in the material (or, at least, the singer)”

Data journalism needs to up its game (Nieman Journalism Lab)

“The main challenge that FiveThirtyEight and Vox (and, to a lesser extent, The Upshot) face is that they overpromised before they were launched but underdelivered after they went public”

The saddest post-World Cup front pages in Brazil (NYMag)

The despair overcomes language barriers

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