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Remembering Tim Hetherington

Saturday marks the second anniversary of the deaths of the photojournalists Tim Hetheringon and Chris Hondros, friends and colleagues who... More

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And that’s the way it was: April 19, 2005

On this day in 2005, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was elected the 265th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church, after the... More

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And that’s the way it was: April 18, 1930

On April 18, 1930, during what was supposed to be the scheduled news bulletin, BBC Radio announced, simply, "Good evening.... More

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The Dish’s progress, so far

Andrew Sullivan announced in January that he was taking his blog, The Dish, from its home at The Daily Beast... More

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On Tumblr abandoning in-house editorial

Last week, Tumblr CEO David Karp announced the company was dissolving Storyboard, the editorial staff it had hired a year... More

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And that’s the way it was: April 17, 1961

On April 17, 1961, a group of about 1,500 CIA-financed and -trained Cuban exiles landed at the Bay of Pigs... More

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And that’s the way it was: April 16, 2007

On April 16, 2007, Virginia Tech senior Seung-Hui Cho killed 32 and injured 23, on the campus of Virginia Polytechnic... More

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Pulitzer Prizes announced

Columbia University announced the winners of the 97th annual Pulitzer Prizes on Monday afternoon. Big winners included: the Sun Sentinel... More

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And that’s the way it was: April 15, 1912

On April 15, 1912, the RMS Titanic, a British passenger liner on her maiden voyage, sank into the North Atlantic... 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 12, 1961

On April 12, 1961, Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin, a Soviet cosmonaut, became the first human being to travel into outer space.... More

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And that’s the way it was: April 11, 1976

On this day in 1976, the original Apple computer was built. It was designed and assembled by Steve Wozniak. Wozniak... More

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And that’s the way it was: April 10, 1847

Influential newspaper editor and publisher Joseph Pulitzer was born on this day in 1847. Pulitzer immigrated to the United States... More

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Fifth annual Shorty awards held

The fifth annual Shorty Awards, held Monday night in New York City's TimesCenter, honored "the best in social media," including... More

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The reporter in the middle of the Aurora shooting trial

[Update, April 9, 1pm] The judge in the Holmes case has ruled that he will not order Jana Winter to... 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

Journalists subpoenaed in ‘pink-slime’ suit - BPI wants emails from NYT’s Michael Moss, public-health lawyer Michele Simon, and others

Bloomberg struggles to break out of the box - Justin Smith’s ambitious digital transformation hits some bumps

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

Embedded with the Koch brothers - Hometown reporters get rare access to the media-shy oilmen, with mixed results


Your iPhone can now make free encrypted calls (Wired)

The beginning of the end of burner phones?

The new face of Richard Norris (GQ)

“‘Richard?’ I say. ‘Richard?’ I shove his shoulder and nothing happens. He is dead. He is on my watch and he is dead. I hear gurgling. Breathing. He’s on my watch and he is not dead.”

How to be a decent entertainment reporter (Eric Danton)

“Here’s how not to suck at it: Don’t write like an entertainment reporter”

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”

Bloggingheads

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

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