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Collaborative News Gathering, Embraced

The New York Times's Brian Stelter on reporting from and about Iran: [M]any mainstream media sources, which have in the... More

Jackson, in Stipple

The WSJ's Speakeasy blog takes a look back at Michael Jackson's stipple-drawings-through-the-years: More

Forgetful Geniuses

Mere mortals lose car keys, real geniuses lose whole cars. This seems to be a recurring motif in New Yorker... More

Crowdsourcing…Satire

On the occasion of the announcement of Dick Cheney's book deal, The Washington Post is inviting its readers to offer... More

Jason Jones in Iran: in Which the Joke Was on Us

Last night, The Daily Show aired the last of Jason Jones's segments shot in Iran--a strange, funny, and surprisingly moving... More

Covering MJ

Here are some selections from a very sharp post by Los Angeles Times television critic Mary McNamara on the medium's... More

CARDIAC ARREST HAPPENS WHEN HEART SUDDENLY STOPS

...is the chyron MSNBC just ran as Norah O'Donnell interviewed Dr. Dan Simon, chief of cardiovascular medicine at Case Medical... More

Jackson News, on the Move

Twitter has been, in many ways, the news-delivery platform of Michael Jackson's death. Via The Guardian and Twitscoop, watch the... More

The Budginator

These must be desperate times, because this is surely a desperate measure: California is crowdsourcing its response to its budget... More

Letter Cry

Hold onto your Freundschaftsbrief, everyone: Jezebel gives the creepy, weepy e-mail exchange between Mark Sanford and "Maria" the old grad-student... More

Behold, the Ur-Twitter

Before there was Twitter, there was...the "Notificator." Seriously. See the description of the world's pre-digital Twitter, below, culled from the... More

Crazy Like a Fox

More evidence that offering fair, balanced, and intellectually rigorous programming can be good for business: Fox News is on track... More

By: “A Time Reporter in Tehran”

An apt sign of the Time(s): an article about propaganda in Iran, its author tellingly bylined. More

The Washington Post’s Priorities, Chintzy Smoking Jacket Edition

They let Froomkin go. This is what they kept. [h/t, Glenn Greenwald] More

You’ve Got E-Mail

One obvious drawback of the otherwise admirable exercise of journalistic restraint: it can cause outlets to lose scoops. To wit,... More

Stop using ‘Brooklyn’ to mean hipster neighborhoods - Elite-oriented outlets typically only cover the borough’s most affluent, Manhattan-adjacent neighborhoods

The Reporters Committee is about to start suing people to help journalists - Katie Townsend joins the organization as its first litigation director

How a Nebraska newspaper kicked off a major prison sentencing scandal - The Omaha World-Herald found that hundreds of inmates were being released early

On media freedom, United Nations plays by its own rules - Months of international crises raises the stakes for reporting on the UN, but investigative journalists remain without a right to information

Keep calm and write a headline worth reading - Ease up on the exaggerations because someday you may need those explosive adjectives when a truly big story lands


Female sportscasters are speaking up (NYT)

“[i]n the wake of the recent scandals, women have been driving the story, providing a perspective that their male counterparts simply cannot”

Adviser of high school paper that refused to use ‘Redskins’ suspended (Student Press Law Center)

“Amid a months-long battle with administrators for editorial control … the Playwickian’s faculty adviser was suspended for two days this week”

Apple’s ‘warrant canary’ disappears (GigaOm)

Apple included language in its first Transparency Report to say that it had not been subject to a Section 215 Patriot Act request. That language is now gone.

Trend Piece (New Yorker)

Buzzword, buzzword, buzzword. Isn’t the buzzword on your mind now? Perhaps it is on other people’s minds? Read on or you’ll be clueless, dated, and without any friends in the world. Buzzword again!

Bloggingheads

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

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