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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

Stephen Knows Why…He Swatted That Fly…

This Colbert Report clip is belated (it's from Wednesday night's episode)--but it's a Friday, and the clip's hilarious...so here it... More

PBS pulls ads from Harper’s Magazine after critical essay - Piece argues public broadcaster has fallen under the sway of political influence and outside money

Should all journalists be on Twitter? - Reasons to take up or forgo the 140-character platform

Chris Hondros: How He Got that Picture - From CJR’s Covering Iraq oral history

Beware journo-speak - Only journalists would call a tragedy a “mishap”

Will feminist writers save Playboy? - As Playboy’s safe-for-work site has passed the one-month mark, a look at the online media’s bedazzled reactions, and how the new image suits the old brand


Lawmakers on why they’re mired in place (Esquire)

Mark Warren “spoke with 90 members of the House and Senate about what’s gone so wrong in Congress. Sometimes it got a little emotional.”

My childhood friend, the ISIS jihadist (Mashable)

How a young Danish man turned extremist

What it’s like to carry a Nobel Prize through Fargo (SciAm)

“And they’re like, ‘Uhhhh. Who gave this to you?’ ‘The King of Sweden.’ ‘Why did he give this to you?’ ‘Because I helped discover the expansion rate of the universe was accelerating.’”

Newspapers prefer lesbians (Bloomberg)

In five states that just got gay marriage, the vast majority of local papers covered it with photos of women getting hitched

Bloggingheads

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

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