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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

Get Caught Up on the “Uighur Sitch”

After you read Greg's post on the situation in western China, here's more background info (recommended via Twitter by Rachel... More

Vatican Radio, Powered by Enel…

The BBC reports that "Vatican Radio, the voice of the Roman Catholic Church, is starting to air advertisements for the... More

Share Your Jackson Coverage Highlights (Lowlights) Here!

As I flip between cable news stations, I've decided to start a list of Very Special Snippets From Today's Michael... More

“Hearse, La Toya Visit Cemetery…”

Thank you, CNN news ticker. CNN's Don Lemon: "I've covered a lot of events and I've never seen this much... More

Inside Atlantic Media’s “Unique, Content-Rich” Dinner Events

Zachary Roth of TPM Muckraker advances the ball on the WaPo “salon” story today, noting that Atlantic Media has been... More

Anniston Star’s Bad Wrap (Might Mug Shots Save Journalism?)

The front page of last Monday's issue of The Anniston (Alabama) Star was particularly, um, arresting. Have a look: Ten... More

Talking Point$ Memo

TPM is getting its first outside funding: an injection of between $500,000 and $1 million that comes courtesy of ur-entrepreneur... More

Palin’s Hidden Emails

There’s still considerable interest in Sarah Palin’s foreshortened term as Governor of Alaska, interest that will certainly increase should she... More

Mediaite Launches (Loads…)

Maybe this --Michael Calderone's description of Mediate.com Mediaite.com, the media-centric site founded by Dan Abrams and launched today -- helps... More

Gibbs: “I Seem to Have Forgotten My Amex”

Guess what came up at today's White House press briefing? Here's a clue: "Was anyone from the White House invited... More

The Tweetest Taboo

So the powers that tweet--Biz Stone, Ev Williams, et al--have applied to trademark one of their contributions to mass culture.... More

Washington Post All Access Fire Sale!

So what are we calling this thing, FlierGate? WhineAndDineGate? SpiritedYesConfrontationalNoGate? Regardless, behold the affair's inevitable--and quite funny--parody: More

More on WaPo Salon Deal

Andy Alexander, ombudsman for the Post, has now weighed in on the “salon” scandal. His post provides some news about... More

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

Paper files public records request—and city’s response is a lawsuit - Local officials argue Montana courts should strike balance between privacy and disclosure

BBC Pop-Up reports from small town America - A small team is traveling across the United States for six months in hopes of finding underreported local stories

What game design can do for journalism - Three newly selected fellows at American University talk about the medium’s future

Timeline, an app based on ‘the history of…’ - But chronology doesn’t reveal everything


Photojournalism while pregnant (NYT Mag)

“Momentarily forgetting I was pregnant, I jockeyed for a position close enough to capture the initial moments of euphoria, hurling myself into the mix of hundreds of frenzied relatives. As the weight of men started to close in on me, I realized how vulnerable I was and started to panic.”

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.

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