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The Kicker

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That’s incredible

Most teenagers get their news from social networking sites nowadays. Sites like Twitter, Facebook, or maybe from little news ticker... More

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That’s incredible

I was once searching for news online outside of my reliable aggregate of The Economist, New Yorker, New York Times,... More

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That’s incredible

High schoolers get news from a wide variety of sources, and are especially vulnerable to believing less credible sources, or... More

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That’s incredible

Teens get news today in a variety of different forms. I don't think many teens get real "news" on Facebook... More

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And that’s the way it was: April 30, 1993

In 1993, computer users all over the world were still working out how best to share information over the Internet.... More

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And that’s the way it was: April 29, 1999

In the late hours of April 29, 1999, NATO bombed Avala Tower, a tall, elegant television transmitter that had been... More

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Must-reads of the week

Culled from CJR’s frequently updated “Must-reads from around the Web,” our staff recommendations for the best pieces of journalism (and... More

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And that’s the way it was: April 26, 1986

On April 26, 1986, a nuclear reactor accident occurred at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the former Soviet Union.... More

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And that’s the way it was: April 25, 1908

On this day 105 years ago, Edward R. Murrow, one of the forefathers of American broadcast journalism, was born. Murrow... More

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And that’s the way it was: April 24, 1982

Operation Paraquet: On April 24, 1982, after a three-day delay caused by bad weather, British forces invaded South Georgia, one... More

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And that’s the way it was: April 23, 2007

On this day in 2007, David Halberstam, prolific author and Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, died in a car accident in Menlo... More

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Pass the #popcorn [Updated]

According to a recent Pew study, 16 percent of adults online use Twitter -- 8 percent daily. I'm pretty sure... More

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And that’s the way it was: April 22, 1994

On April 22, 1994, the press really would no longer have Nixon to kick around anymore. Richard Milhous Nixon, the... More

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How do you cover a story that isn’t?

Update, April 21, 2013: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was discovered on Friday night, hiding inside a boat in the backyard of a... More

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Must-reads of the week

Culled from CJR’s frequently updated “Must-reads from around the Web,” our staff recommendations for the best pieces of journalism (and... 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

Are female journalists up to the job of a Jill Abramson interview? - Reporters avoid unflattering discussion about her firing

How to check if that viral video is true - Journalists don’t always verify user-generated content, so readers need to learn how to verify what they see online

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

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


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”

The White House deploys minders to interviews all the time (WaPo)

“Almost every officially sanctioned exchange between reporters and the proverbial ‘senior administration officials’ is conducted in the presence of a press staffer”

The down-and-dirty history of TMZ (BuzzFeed)

“TMZ’s real engine — what defines its mission, what legitimizes it and sets it apart — is a unique and controversial mix of scandal mongering and investigative journalism”

The 10 worst New Yorker longreads (Gawker)

“[A]pparently [Adam] Gopnik did not know you could bake fancy breads from France and other cultures. So he got his mom to teach him how to bake them. A fine anecdote, maybe, to tell a friend or a therapist. But in this case he wrote about it for the New Yorker, a magazine.”

Bloggingheads

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

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