Saturday, December 20, 2014. Last Update: Fri 5:42 PM EST

The Kicker

Your Shoe Leather Is Safe In Riyadh

Time's White House correspondent (and onetime CJR employee), Michael Scherer, shares the official U.S. State Department "instructions" for reporters... More

Well, Maureen Dowd’s “On Vacation…”

...so in her absence it fell to someone else at the New York Times to call President Obama out for... More

“Case Study of How the Echo Chamber of Washington Works…”

...NPR's description of Jeffrey Rosen's infamous "The Case Against Sotomayor" TNR article "blog entry" (h/t, Glenn Greenwald). Rosen won't be... More

What Obama White House “Feels Like”

A reader's question from today's chat with Ana Marie Cox and Tucker Carlson at washingtonpost.com: Q: Ana, you see this... More

Innovation Recommendation: OTM on Seattle’s New Media Landscape

If you missed On The Media this weekend, don't miss its "The Inheritance of Loss" segment--in which Brooke Gladstone explores... More

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

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”

Bloggingheads

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

  • If you like the magazine, get the rest of the year for just $19.95 (6 issues in all).
  • If not, simply write cancel on the bill and return it. You will owe nothing.

Who Owns What

The Business of Digital Journalism

A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

Study Guides

Questions and exercises for journalism students.