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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

So Far.” NYT Mag’s Bill Clinton Profile

It's not until some 1,300 words in to Peter Baker's several-thousand-word profile of Bill Clinton in this coming Sunday's New... More

Why “Conservatives” Should Root For the NYT

Per Francis Wilkinson, executive editor of The Week: If conservatives were to look up from hammering nails in the Time’... More

Geraldo Got Goosebumps

Gail Shister interviewed Geraldo Rivera (last seen offering to buy Blagojevich dinner) on his personal reaction to yesterday's Sotomayor news... More

On Fox & Friends, Miss California Subs For Miss America

The day after the California Supreme Court upheld the state's ban on gay marriage, proponent of "opposite marriage," Carrie Prejean... More

On Gatekeepers and InfoValets

Going on now: "From Gatekeepers to InfoValets: Work Plans for Sustaining Journalism," a future-of-journalism conference in Washington, DC. Convened by... More

Sounds… Familiar?

Per the AP: Twitter Inc.'s co-founders say the rapidly growing online communications company will eventually charge fees for its services,... More

Here You Go, Jeffrey Rosen

The New York Times, on its Web site, has posted "Selected Cases of Judge Sonia Sotomayor" (516 pages, pdf) for... More

Gibbs: You Didn’t Mind Anonymous Sources Before

The Washington Post's Howard Kurtz has a piece today about, in part, how some reporters have protested background briefings like... More

Jon Friedman, MoDo, Glass Houses

MarketWatch media critic Jon Friedman weighs in on last week's Maureen Dowd controversy by skating around the most relevant issues... More

Froomkin’s “From Scratch” Online Newspaper

For the Nieman Journalism Lab, Dan Froomkin imagines what a "from scratch" online newspaper started "today" might look like. It... More

Lapham’s Quarterly: Utne’s “Best New Publication”

Congrats to Lapham's Quarterly, Lewis Lapham's journal of history, which was awarded "Best New Publication" at the 20th Annual Utne... More

Sotomayor Has Been “Blessed”* In Many Ways…

.... but "blessed" with children is not, as far as we know, one of them. Until this morning. When Politico's... More

The Gray Lady Talks Twitter

So today is, apparently, Social Media Day at The New York Times. In addition to announcing Jennifer Preston as its... More

NYT Introduces (Explains) New “Social Media Editor”

From the internal New York Times memo introducing Jennifer Preston, the paper's "Social Media Editor" (h/t, NiemanLab): Jennifer will work... 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


The White House deploys minders to interviews all the time (WaPo)

“Almost every officially sanctioned exchange between reporters and the proverbial ‘senior administration officials’ is conducted in the presence of a press staffer”

The down-and-dirty history of TMZ (BuzzFeed)

“TMZ’s real engine — what defines its mission, what legitimizes it and sets it apart — is a unique and controversial mix of scandal mongering and investigative journalism”

The 10 worst New Yorker longreads (Gawker)

“[A]pparently [Adam] Gopnik did not know you could bake fancy breads from France and other cultures. So he got his mom to teach him how to bake them. A fine anecdote, maybe, to tell a friend or a therapist. But in this case he wrote about it for the New Yorker, a magazine.”

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

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