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“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

Photog Arrested in Iran Speaks Out

Photo District News has a fascinating Q&A with a photographer (European) who was arrested on Tuesday while covering the events... More

“It’s Like an Electronic Leash to Yank Me Back In”

...is how Contessa Brewer described her work-issued BlackBerry on MSNBC just now. (The comment came as Brewer was readying herself... More

More Op-Charts, Please

There's something about getting straight data --presented on a pretend clip-board, in the middle of an opinion page-- that I... More

“First Line of Surveillance of All The News…”

... is how Josh Marshall described the role of TalkingPointsMemo.com's readers on last night's Colbert Report. (From Colbert's intro: "Here's... More

Twitter Karma

Beware, Jack Shafer ("Doubting Twitter. Let's not get carried away about its role in Iran's demonstrations"). When you speak ill... 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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