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Pass the #popcorn

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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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: May 10, 2006

On this day seven years ago, legendary New York Times executive editor Abraham Michael "A.M." Rosenthal died at the age... More

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And that’s the way it was: May 9, 1918

Television broadcast journalist Myron Leon "Mike" Wallace was born on this day in 1918. During his 60-year career in broadcasting,... More

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And that’s the way it was: May 8, 1984

Born Lila Bell Acheson, she married DeWitt Wallace in 1921. The two went on to found Reader's Digest, the monthly... More

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And that’s the way it was: May 7, 1945

On May 7, 1945, Germany signed the terms for unconditional surrender at Allied headquarters in Rheims, France, thus putting an... More

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CPJ’s Impunity Index updates

The Committee to Protect Journalists updated its Impunity Index last week. The Index calculates the number of unsolved murders of... More

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And that’s the way it was: May 6, 1937

On this day in 1937, the German passenger zeppelin Hindenburg caught fire, crashed, and burned down to nothing but its... 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: May 3, 1978

On an evil day, 35 years ago today, a sinister pair of hands typed and sent out the first ever... More

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And that’s the way it was: May 2, 1885

Founded in 1885 by Clark W. Bryan, Good Housekeeping was purchased in 1911 by the Heart Corporation, which still owns... More

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Local reporting at its grandest

The local news in Florida is likely full of "truth is stranger than fiction" tales all year round because it's... More

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More of Jessica Lum’s work

Jessica Lum's life and career were cut short, but she left a lot behind. Here's a sampling of some of... 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

Not uncommonly, as a teenager in today's society, I spend a great deal of time every day on my cell... More

Hey millionaire tech bros: Have patience with the editorial process - Chris Hughes probably wanted to enable great journalism at first. Then the dust settled and before you know it, he’s shaking everything up again

Serial creators don’t know what will happen to Adnan Syed - New developments in his legal case suggest that the outcome is wide open

Price hike at UC Berkeley’s journalism school - Governing body approves additional fee of $7,500 starting 2016

Will Denver really have a newspaper war? - As a billionaire floats reviving the Rocky Mountain News, The Denver Post might buckle its chin strap

FOIA reform dies while the press looked the other way - RIP Improvement Act of 2014


The traffic lure of outrage (Slate)

“I didn’t become a journalist to peddle indignation on Facebook. But it sells—the page views don’t lie.”

NBC news producer’s sons were in the besieged school in Peshawar (NBCnews.com)

“I remained silent and didn’t know what to say — I know how such attacks on schools usually end”

Hero mom calls into CSPAN to berate her arguing pundit sons (WaPo)

“This was not planned. She called in on the normal line.”

Dick Cheney doesn’t want to call it torture but the media doesn’t have to follow (Vox)

“People deserve to know that the American government (proudly!) did things that in any other context are called torture”

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

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