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Pass the #popcorn

According to a recent Pew study, 16 percent of adults online use Twitter -- 8 percent daily. I'm pretty sure... More

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Must-reads of the week

Culled from CJR’s frequently updated “Must-reads from around the Web,” our staff recommendations for the best pieces of journalism (and... More

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And that’s the way it was: May 10, 2006

On this day seven years ago, legendary New York Times executive editor Abraham Michael "A.M." Rosenthal died at the age... More

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And that’s the way it was: May 9, 1918

Television broadcast journalist Myron Leon "Mike" Wallace was born on this day in 1918. During his 60-year career in broadcasting,... More

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And that’s the way it was: May 8, 1984

Born Lila Bell Acheson, she married DeWitt Wallace in 1921. The two went on to found Reader's Digest, the monthly... More

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And that’s the way it was: May 7, 1945

On May 7, 1945, Germany signed the terms for unconditional surrender at Allied headquarters in Rheims, France, thus putting an... More

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CPJ’s Impunity Index updates

The Committee to Protect Journalists updated its Impunity Index last week. The Index calculates the number of unsolved murders of... More

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And that’s the way it was: May 6, 1937

On this day in 1937, the German passenger zeppelin Hindenburg caught fire, crashed, and burned down to nothing but its... More

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Must-reads of the week

Culled from CJR’s frequently updated “Must-reads from around the Web,” our staff recommendations for the best pieces of journalism (and... More

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And that’s the way it was: May 3, 1978

On an evil day, 35 years ago today, a sinister pair of hands typed and sent out the first ever... More

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And that’s the way it was: May 2, 1885

Founded in 1885 by Clark W. Bryan, Good Housekeeping was purchased in 1911 by the Heart Corporation, which still owns... More

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Local reporting at its grandest

The local news in Florida is likely full of "truth is stranger than fiction" tales all year round because it's... More

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More of Jessica Lum’s work

Jessica Lum's life and career were cut short, but she left a lot behind. Here's a sampling of some of... More

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That’s incredible

Every day, thousands of newsworthy events occur. However, few people actually learn of said events from a reputable news source... More

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That’s incredible

Today, most teenagers only care about news that relate to them. They do not actively buy newspapers, go online to... More

New survey reveals everything you think about freelancing is true - Data from Project Word quantifies challenges of freelance investigative reporting

Why one editor won’t run any more op-eds by the Heritage Foundation’s top economist - A reply to Paul Krugman on state taxes and job growth made some incorrect claims

Why we ‘stave off’ colds - It all started with wine

The New Republic, then and now - Tallying the staff turnover at the overhauled magazine

Why serious journalism can coexist with audience-pleasing content - Legacy media organizations should experiment with digital platforms while continuing to publish hard news


The rise of feelings journalism (TNR)

“Bloom engaged in an increasingly popular style of writing, which I’ve discussed on my blog before, which I call “feelings journalism.” It involves a writer making an argument based on what they imagine someone else is thinking, what they feel may be another person’s feelings. The realm of fact, of reporting, has been left behind.”

Things a war correspondent should never say (WSJ)

“The correspondent retelling war stories surely knows that fellow correspondents had faced the same dangers or worse”

On WaPo trying to interview a cow (National Journal)

“‘I wasn’t milked on the White House lawn by a strange man,’ The Washington Post—the venerable institution that would later come to break the Watergate scandal and win 48 Pulitzers—quoted her, a farm animal, as saying”

Bloggingheads

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

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