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The Kicker

The NYT’s Sports Icon/Daddy Beat

On June 13th, with golf's U.S. Open approaching, the New York Times's Karen Crouse reported that golf star Tiger Woods... More

Yesterday in Inter-Media (Intra-Media?) Name-Calling

Have you heard? After some heated exchanges between The Washington Post's Dana Milbank and The Huffington Post's Nico Pitney during... More

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

Hey millionaire tech bros: Have patience with the editorial process - Chris Hughes probably wanted to enable great journalism at first. Then the dust settled and before you know it, he’s shaking everything up again

Serial creators don’t know what will happen to Adnan Syed - New developments in his legal case suggest that the outcome is wide open

Price hike at UC Berkeley’s journalism school - Governing body approves additional fee of $7,500 starting 2016

Will Denver really have a newspaper war? - As a billionaire floats reviving the Rocky Mountain News, The Denver Post might buckle its chin strap

FOIA reform dies while the press looked the other way - RIP Improvement Act of 2014


The traffic lure of outrage (Slate)

“I didn’t become a journalist to peddle indignation on Facebook. But it sells—the page views don’t lie.”

NBC news producer’s sons were in the besieged school in Peshawar (NBCnews.com)

“I remained silent and didn’t know what to say — I know how such attacks on schools usually end”

Hero mom calls into CSPAN to berate her arguing pundit sons (WaPo)

“This was not planned. She called in on the normal line.”

Dick Cheney doesn’t want to call it torture but the media doesn’t have to follow (Vox)

“People deserve to know that the American government (proudly!) did things that in any other context are called torture”

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