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Tasty Treat of the Day: Birther’s Original

Jon Stewart takes on the Birther, um, movement: The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10cThe Born... More

Chinese Characters (140 of Them)

On today's "Morning Edition," NPR's Andrew Kuhn takes a look at Twitter's usage in China. It's a look predicated on... More

This Man Was Made for You and Me

This weekend's New York Times magazine will feature a Deborah Solomon interview with...Arlo Guthrie. Among the tidbits, per Greg Mitchell's... More

A Few Wise Words on GatesGate

As Richard Thompson Ford writes in Slate today, many of the reactions to the arrest of Harvard Professor Henry Louis... More

Because All Things Will Return, Eventually, to the Miracle Ear

Remember that weird moment, during last night's White House presser, when the president called on Steve Koff of the Cleveland... More

George Will and Climate Change: Have We Seen This Movie Before?

He’s ba-ack. After igniting a firestorm in the blogosphere (and attracting some attention from mainstream media) with a February 15... More

Photo Press-tige

Via Editor & Publisher, here's a great slideshow of The New York Times rolling off the presses at its printing... More

Shocker of the Day: Stewart (Still) Most Trusted Newscaster in America

Time magazine, in a (tangential) tribute to the erstwhile "most trusted man in America," recently asked its readers: "Now that... More

Who Wrote the Book of Love Journalism?

What are the essential books of journalism? A survey conducted at the Joint Journalism Historians Conference this spring, supplemented by... More

Letterman: “I Don’t Know Anything about the Twitter”

Kevin Spacey guested on Letterman last night...and proceeded to (try to) convert David Letterman to Twitter. He was unsuccessful. Perhaps... More

Media Matters in South Korea

No, members of South Korea's parliament were not "mad because they can't read the words on anything" (as Fox News's... More

See the World, Tell the World!

When I think of college study-abroad programs, I tend to assume that most students' experiences, pretty much wherever they go,... More

You Can’t Do That (Allude to Loofahs) On Television (Fox News)

A Forbes columnist explained on Fox News just now why Bill O'Reilly might not replace Walter Cronkite in the hearts... More

Will “Birthers” Make Prime Time Tonight?

What with the (cable, blog, Beltway) chatter about this "Birthers" business crowning seemingly reaching some kind of a head lately,... More

Another Take on the Cost of That House Health Care Bill

A few days ago we noted the split between major papers and the Associated Press about how to characterize the... 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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