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NewsAyatollahs, The Ayatollahist

On the occasion of Newsweek's Ayatollah-centric cover, The New Yorker's Cartoon Lounge blog imagines what other magazines might look like... More

Raggedy Ann Arbor?

Poynter's Rick Edmonds offers up a detailed look at the media scene in Ann Arbor, Michigan--on the premise that the... More

Bumps in the Rohde Story

The story of the escape of New York Times reporter David Rohde from his Taliban captors is "a tale out... More

Not Sweatin’ It

As Obama kicks off his first day-time press conference, here's a Tweeted guess from David Westphal, former D.C. bureau chief... More

The Grey Lady, Exposed

How thin the line between transparency and publicity. The New York Observer reports on "Behind the Scenes at The New... More

Gawker’s “Inadvertent” Journalism

"We don't seek to do good. ... We may inadvertently do good. We may inadvertently commit journalism." So says Gawker... More

“An Agonizing Position”

In case you missed it over the weekend, here's the video of New York Times editor Bill Keller discussing the... More

MoDo on Flies, Fries, and Ladies’ Sighs

For those keeping track, here are the subjects of the latest three New York Times columns penned by Maureen Dowd.... More

“Ten Pounds of Small Grey Print/ Stories of All Kinds…”

Looks like the real Prairie Home Companion is the Sunday edition of The New York Times. The great Garrison Keillor,... More

Hey Arianna Huffington! Did You Hear About …

One for the record books, folks: A Huffington Post headline that distills the very essence of the aggregator's click-mongering: "Hey... More

More From Berkeley on Iran

For more thoughts on covering Iran from Bill Berkeley, who spoke with CJR earlier this week, check out Berkeley's appearance... More

“We know that a bear scats in the woods…”

Because it's Friday, here's a nice little tale from suburbia, well told. Don't miss reporter Todd Meany (of Cleveland's Own... More

Tweet of the Day

Ann Curry's Twitter feed offered this metaphortastic little gem this morning: "If you are interested in the world's refugee crisis,... More

The Froomkin Affair: A Roundup of ‘Terrible Disappointment’

Here's the official reason for White House Watch blogger Dan Froomkin's unceremonious dismissal from The Washington Post, courtesy of Washington... More

The First Time as Tragedy, the Second as Farsi

Status: Persian!!! Yep, take that, Twitter: Last night, Facebook--this week's second-most-talked-about social networking site--released a test version of its site... 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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