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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

“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

Why won’t journalists ask Bill Cosby the tough questions? - Sexual assault charges are hardly ever mentioned to the TV star

Knoxville’s alt-weekly wasn’t losing money. It got shut down anyway - Scripps pulls the plug on Metro Pulse in favor of an entertainment supplement for the local daily

Chuck Todd’s Obama book says more about the author than it does about the president - ‘The Stranger’ underscores a broader problem with the way we cover politics

Beware labeling Pope Francis a liberal - Political boxes like liberal/conservative and evolutionist/creationist miss his real significance

The Virginian-Pilot produces a breakthrough investigation amid layoffs - Reporter John Holland discusses how the story came together, newsroom cutbacks, and colleagues who cover for each other


Jack Shafer on losing his job (Capital New York)

“Right now, my immediate plan is to go to work as a lay therapist at The Intercept to bring the healing there so John Cook and Matt Taibbi can return. I have great interpersonal skills.”

On outlets that continue to call unknown drone victims ‘militants’ (The Intercept)

“Like the US drone program itself, this deceitful media practice continues unabated”

UNITY’s convention is no more (All Digitocracy)

“The organization’s board of directors decided that UNITY will no longer host the quadrennial conferences for which it had become known”

On the ground in Aleppo (Syria Deeply)

Francesca Borri on reporting from a razed city

Bloggingheads

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

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