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The Short, Happy Life of the UK Walkman Kid

The Project for Excellence in journalism has, this week, a particularly telling comparison of the main stories of the past... More

“Admiral Obama dithers on the poop deck”

You will be disappointed, though probably none too surprised, to discover that the nautical metaphor at play in the above-titled... More

[Insert Sir-Mix-a-Lot Lyric Here]

It has arrived: Matt Drudge's Day of Joy! One can almost picture The Fedora-ed One squealing in delight upon featuring... More

Sotomayor and Open Courts

Noted First Amendment lawyer Floyd Abrams has an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal today recounting two cases he tried... More

AP, Micro Machine

Move over, micropayments; step aside, microblogging. The latest piece of journalism to be downsized is...formatting itself. Today, the AP unveiled... More

Levi Johnston, Sage of Resignation

For the past six days, the national punditocracy has shaken its head, tossed its hands, and joined together in a... More

Another One Bites the Dust…or, Maybe Not

No doubt, local papers are in trouble and some say big national papers will be the last standing. But there... More

No Mug Shots on A1 of Your Local Paper*? BuyOneAnyway…

From SlateV, a new foundation to aide ailing newspapers and the (very gaunt) people behind them: (*An update on how... More

If G8 Press Coverage Stinks…

... blame this? From Fox News's Eve Zibel, in Italy: This is [the White House press corps] area in L'Aquila.... More

Today, In Death

Two days post-MJ memorial service and so many angles still to pursue, like: ""How Will Michael Jackson's 'White' Kids Get... More

“We’ll See How Much Viewers Are Interested…” (And?)

Moments before Michael Jackson's memorial service began on Tuesday -- and with blocks of seats in the Staples Center still... More

To Live and Report in Mexico

From Charles Bowden's piece in the current Mother Jones, telling the story of Emilio Gutiérrez Soto, a Mexican reporter who... More

“Myth*”-Busting at Mediaite

The Dan Abrams Post wouldn't run this headline (or...would it?): Did Dan Abrams Contribute to the Downfall of Journalism? *See... More

Kristof Suggests “‘Student Driver’ Sign” On Some Kristof Columns

Columnist Nicholas Kristof is doing the "Talk to the [New York] Times" reader Q&A this week. One reader asks why... More

Last Week’s Network News: 30% Jackson Coverage

From the latest PEJ study of news coverage for the week of June 29-July 5: The Jackson story filled 30%... More

Stop trolling your readers - We know you’re only doing it for clicks

Des Moines Register prepares for a ‘very stressful’ newsroom restructuring - Editor Amalie Nash speaks on turnover, transformation, and a virtual reality adventure

PBS pulls ads from Harper’s Magazine after critical essay - Piece argues public broadcaster has fallen under the sway of political influence and outside money

Should all journalists be on Twitter? - Reasons to take up or forgo the 140-character platform

The Tennessean is borrowing reporters from other Gannett papers - Music columnist Peter Cooper is latest journalist to part ways with Nashville paper


Fake news sites using Facebook to spread Ebola panic (The Verge)

“These sites claim to be satirical but lack even incompetent attempts at anything resembling humor”

How Ben Bradlee dealt with flacks (Washington Post)

“I would like to be sure that you understand that we trust our editors’ news judgement and that we distrust yours”

Ben Bradlee, 93 (WaPo)

“From the moment he took over The Post newsroom in 1965, Mr. Bradlee sought to create an important newspaper that would go far beyond the traditional model of a metropolitan daily”

I’m a black journalist quitting media because I’m sick of racism (TNR)

“Among the challenges that make racism so difficult to fix, and so odiously constant, is that white people often don’t even recognize when they’re saying or doing something that cuts their black colleagues to the bone”

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

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