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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

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

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

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