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“Nails Never Fails”

News of baseball player-turned-business mogul Lenny “Nails” Dykstra’s troubles–he filed for bankruptcy protection in California earlier this week–may have come... More

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

Virginian-Pilot journalists: Corporate management pressure is stifling coverage - “Lovers of journalism in this newsroom are pissed. It’s bad.”

The worst journalism of 2014 - A recap of the year’s most cringeworthy news blunders

Why the media don’t get Detroit—and why it matters - Coverage of declining cities is too often simplistic and lacking historical context

21st-century censorship - Governments around the world are using stealthy strategies to manipulate the media

Jesse Brown punctures Canada’s media bubble - The independent journalist uses his website and podcast to break stories that might otherwise go unpublished


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.

An Old Fogey’s Analysis of a Teenager’s View on Social Media (Medium)

“I feel the need to offer my perspective as someone who is not a teenager but who has thought about these issues extensively for years.”

Bloggingheads

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

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