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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

Matthews Sees “A Campaign”

On MSNBC Chris Matthews has been excitedly characterizing this morning's official Sonia Sotomayor Supreme Court nomination announcement as the start... More

MSNBC Quotes “Unnamed Former Clarence Thomas Clerk…”

...and so it begins, writes HuffPo's Jason Linkins in "How the Media Will Smear Sotomayor." More

An Actual WSJ Article

As a co-worker said just now: you gotta hand it to The Wall Street Journal for their dogged pursuit of... More

The Times’s Lips, Wikipedia’s Ears

The New York Times home page just announced, literally one minute ago, that Obama has chosen Sonia Sotomayor as his... More

Hoyt: On Rules and Internet Rough-Ups

In Sunday's New York Times, public editor Clark Hoyt touched on some recent situations involving some of the paper's big... More

Twelve Columns

Alexander Shaw, who spearheaded the redesign of Talking Points Memo's home page, describes the logic behind TPM's new look. More

Photo of the Day

The photo below comes courtesy of The New York Times's write-up of yesterday's so-called Dueling Speeches!™. It depicts the crowd... More

Hot Hot Heat

The day has finally come: sriracha chili sauce, that piquant Nectar of the Gods--aka Tuong Ot Sriracha (or, per its... More

“Notables” at the Chronicle

The San Francisco Chronicle has been asking some of "the local notables that make the Bay Area what it is"... More

Why Obama’s statement on reporters’ arrests in Ferguson is hypocritical - The president defends reporters in Ferguson, but demands compliance from James Risen

Apple can’t hide from a 20-year-old reporter - The University of Michigan student gets behind the tech titan’s newest products

Finding James Foley - This 2013 story takes a look at GlobalPost’s search for the photojournalist

Gannett cribs from Advance Publications playbook for struggling newspapers - Staff compete for fewer jobs; ‘readers become the assignment editor’

First Look runs headlong into journalism’s two big problems - Growing pains at the Omidyar/Greenwald venture


Tour guide wars at a Paris cemetery (WSJ)

“Because dead men tell no tales, visitors to Père Lachaise cemetery lend their ears to Bertrand Beyern”

Last call (Medium)

“The death of newspapers is sad, but the threatened loss of journalistic talent is catastrophic. If that’s you, it’s time to learn something outside the production routine of your current job.”

Maureen Dowd on James Risen (NYT)

“Risen may be trapped in Ibsen, but Obama is channeling Orwell”

Preparing yourself to cover chaos (Medium)

“There are things you should know before you show up, and you’re not going to find them in the current news cycle”

Bloggingheads

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

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