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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

Oh, The Irony

Just to think, yesterday started out so well for the GOP. Politico's lead story, posted at 5:05 a.m. yesterday was... More

What Happens In Vegas…

A federal court case raises the question of if what happens in a Vegas newspaper’s website stays in a Vegas... More

Just Too Perfect?

Somehow I bet the White House is not all that worried about this "problem," as diagnosed by Politico's Eamon Javers.... More

Thanks for the Memo

Today, Arthur Sulzberger Jr. and Janet Robinson, respectively the New York Times's publisher and the President/CEO of The New York... More

Tomorrow’s Sanford Headlines Today

Over a year ago, when (then) New York Governor Eliot Spitzer was caught in a prostitution scandal, CJR's staff threw... More

St. Pete Times tackles Scientology leader

The St. Petersburg Times, which in 1980 won a national reporting Pulitzer for a series on the Church of Scientology,... More

Freely Quoting

Wired editor in chief Chris Anderson is in the opening rounds of a depressingly familiar plagiarism scandal, kicked off after... More

Apple can’t hide from a 20-year-old reporter - The University of Michigan student gets behind the tech titan’s newest products

Al Jazeera America struggles to get off the margins - A quality-first strategy faces huge hurdles

Finding James Foley - This 2013 story takes a look at GlobalPost’s search for the photojournalist

Gannett cribs from Advance Publications playbook for struggling newspapers - Staff compete for fewer jobs; ‘readers become the assignment editor’

Cop corruption probe sparks newspaper feud - A spiked story is at the center of a bitter fight between Philadelphia’s two dailies


The impact of watching executions (PSmag)

“[E]xecutions, even for people who support capital punishment, and even when the criminals being put to death evoke little personal sympathy because of the nature of their crimes, take a toll on witnesses”

Times of India demands employee social media passwords (Quartz)

The company will possess log-in information and will be free to post any material to the account without journalists’ knowledge

Reconnecting with a story source, 17 years later (Hartford Courant)

“People who say reporters exploit people? You are right, we do. We parachute into people’s lives, sidle up, convince them that we care — and then disengage when the story is over. But that doesn’t mean we don’t connect, in a genuine way.”

The McDonald’s in Ferguson (LAT)

“Lately, the restaurant has taken on the appearance of a battered frontier outpost”

Bloggingheads

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

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