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A “Long Shot Effort” by Star Ledger “Refugees”

In today's New York Times, David Carr writes up NewJerseyNewsroom, ex-Star Ledger reporters' "effort at creating an alternative source of... More

Is CNN “Fading?”

CNN's prime time ratings are down, observes Politico's Michael Calderone. Some "staffers" are concerned. [Wh]ile being “nonpartisan” is something most... More

“The Worst Piece of Paper on the East Coast”

Ten songs about print journalism, per Paste -- because: "Once upon a time, being a newspaperman (or woman) was something... More

Photo of the Day

The photo below depicts a panel--"Make Media Matter"--convened yesterday at the Newseum, by the Independent Film Channel. The dialogue at... More

The Real World: White House

This is the true story... of several strangers... picked to work in the White House... and have their lives taped...... More

Twitter Threat Level: Red

Miami Herald columnist and journalism professor Edward Wasserman has a new piece up today exploring The Dangers of Twitter. But:... More

Citizen Journalism? There’s an App for That

UK news outlet Sky News launches an iPhone app that includes an interface enabling citizen journalism--"simply fill out your location... More

Because It’s Friday

Here's chanteuse Jill Sobule serenading Rupert Murdoch at a recent conference: More

Stuff Journalists Like

Hot (or, uh, lukewarm) on the heels of the blink-and-you'll-miss-it Internet meme known as Stuff White People Like, two Colorado-based... More

My Buddy Personalized Newsletter and Me…

Next week, for the first time, the MediaNews Group will begin printing personalized newsletters to be distributed to consumers' homes.... More

Giving and Receiving, Press Corps Giggles Edition

Robert Gibbs doesn't merely evoke chuckles among the White House press corps (an average of ten a day, if we're... More

Reporters “Waiting for Weezy?”

Via HuffPo: Wanda Sykes made fun of the media skirting the race issue when talking about Michelle Obama during an... More

ABC News Denied Access to Senatorial Spin Class?

A tweet just now from ABC News's Jake Tapper: Congress denied ABC News' request to film the House/Senate gyms that... More

Getting Giddy With Gibbs

If you watch the White House press briefings with any regularity, chances are you've noticed (and, in my case, been... More

Prepare to Pay?

From The Atlantic's James Warren: Shhhh. Newspaper publishers are quietly holding a very, very important conclave today. Will you soon... More

How Forbes got to $475 million - That’s what a Hong Kong investor has agreed to pay for a firm that two years ago had trouble paying its rent

Are female journalists up to the job of a Jill Abramson interview? - Reporters avoid unflattering discussion about her firing

How to check if that viral video is true - Journalists don’t always verify user-generated content, so readers need to learn how to verify what they see online

The Grand Dame of Florida reporting has retired twice, but she’s still causing trouble - A conversation with the Tampa Bay Times’ Lucy Morgan

Brick by brick - After years of shrinking ambition at The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos has the paper thinking global domination


Insufferable parenthetical asides, ranked (The Hairpin)

18. (strictly for the mise-en-scene)

You are now entering the demented kingdom of William T. Vollmann (TNR)

“Franzen tells a hilarious story of being a young writer in New York, meeting Vollmann, becoming fast friends, and inaugurating a draft swap. A while later, they exchanged work. Franzen gave Vollmann a dozen chiseled pages. Vollmann gave Franzen an entire novel.”

39 pieces of advice for journalists and writers of color (BuzzFeed)

“Make yourself indispensable. Dispel any rumors, however quiet, that you are just there for a ‘quota’”

Bloggingheads

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

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