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The Health Care Debate: A Resource for Journalists

Far too many Americans have no health insurance or are underinsured. And, meanwhile, far too large a percentage of America’s... More

Sex, Newspapers and Defamation, Italian-style

The New York Times picks up on the Silvio Berlusconi newspaper wars in Italy today with a follow up on... More

Whose photo is it?

This week, an interesting behind the scenes debate played out between the Associated Press, a deceased Marine's parents, and the... More

“Which Is Presented as an Essay By [Levi] Johnston…”

The Anchorage Daily News reports today on Levi Johnston's Vanity Fair piece, and goes out on a limb to suggest... More

Farewell, Kind Uncle Charlie

Charles Gibson, in a word? LA Times: ... the abrupt end of the Bob Woodruff-Elizabeth Vargas pairing that led the... More

“If Michael Jackson Hadn’t Died…”

In an online Q&A, Vanity Fair special correspondent Maureen Orth explains what might have been this summer for "The Craigslist... More

Advice for Diane Sawyer

Advice for Diane Sawyer for her inaugural outing, reportedly to take place in January, as the new anchor of ABC's... More

Ling and Lee on Their Detention in N. Korea

Current TV reporters Laura Ling and Euna Lee write, for the first time, about their reporting, capture, and detention in... More

“Free-For-All Internet Media Culture” is a Euphemism For…

..., apparently, the Washington press corps. The New York Times's Peter Baker today writes about the rumored "nuptials that never... More

Today’s Number 1 and Number 2 Headlines…

... thematically, anyway. From the Wall Street Journal: "In Paris, Behavior Brigade Battles to Make Oui-Oui a Non-Non" And, from... More

Breaking: Bernie Madoff’s Beach House Has (Ew!) “Formica Countertops”

Reporters have been given a video walk-through of Bernie Madoff's Montauk, New York beach house. And? Not so impressed. This... More

DePaul U. Delivers On McSweeney’s “Internet-Age Writing Syllabus?”

At McSweeney's back in April, Robert Lanham unveiled his "Internet-Age Writing Syllabus and Course Overview" for (wink, wink) "ENG 371WR:... More

WaPo Develops Visual Commenting System

Conversation on the Web can be a tricky little thing for news outlets to facilitate. At their best, stories' commenting... More

“The Strangulation of the Sri Lankan Press”

From a profile of Sri Lanka's president, Mahinda Rajapaksa, written for The (UK) Independent by a "special correspondent," "a Sri... More

Sex on Skates Newsstands

Gotta hand it to Levi Johnston: the dude has leveraged. He took a random and semi-awkward moment in the political... 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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