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McClatchy Fact-Checks Cheney

McClatchy—one of the few major news outlets that demonstrated skepticism about now-discredited intelligence reports during the run-up to the Iraq... More

A Story About Poor People!

Kudos to DeNeen Brown and The Washington Post for this piece in Monday's paper on the hidden costs of poverty.... More

Boxer Rebellion

It's rare that heartwarming stories come out of the war zone in Afghanistan. But serendipity, and a quick-reacting AP photographer... More

Jilted, Not Wilted

Behold, JiltedJournalists.com: a site run by laid-off journalists, for laid-off journalists (motto: "We refuse to let our story end. --30--").... More

Larry King: “I Am Unfeared…I Am Brave and Forceful”

One more nugget from Stewart: Larry King delivers what surely must be one of the most awkward--and oddly delightful--interviews in... More

“Conflict, Easily Juxtaposed!”

Jon Stewart takes on the Massive, Dramatic, and Juicily Conflict-Laden Smackdown between Barack "the Prez" Obama and Dick "9/11 needs... More

Couric, Toasted and Roasted

The dark, humorless days following the White House Correspondents' Association dinner are...challenging. No more genial hobnobbing. No more awkward small... More

Monkey in the Middle

Wonder of the Web #2,567: if you write something stupid in a small, local paper, that fact has a much... More

Cheney: NYT “Damn Sure Didn’t Serve…Safety Of Our People”

Just now from former VP Cheney's speech (think this will make it into any of the post-speech coverage/chatter?): Our government... More

Tapper Tweets Objections to Obama Speech

ABC News's Jake Tapper Twitters his objections to President Obama's "media" mentions* in his speech: second time POTUS bashes media... More

“Massive Foreign Press Presence…”

... awaiting former Vice President Cheney's speech at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C., according to Ana Marie Cox,... More

Obama WANTS YOU to comment on the Open Government Directive

A request for public comment on the Obama administration’s Open Government Directive has just been published in the Federal Register.... More

Professor: “Journalists Deserve Low Pay”

Journalists should not be paid well, argues Robert G. Picard, a professor of media economics at Sweden's Jonkoping University, for... More

Be Big in Somalia

Out-of-work cartoonists: want to draw for and about Somalia, being "humorous where possible" about such things as "persistent insecurity, natural... More

Colbert on Newspapers

Stephen Colbert weighed in on future of journalism right now, taking a side in the debate over the role of... More

Why The New Yorker’s radical feminism and transgenderism piece was one-sided - “This effectively advances the views of a group that wants to see the genocide of trans women, a group that, data shows, faces extraordinarily high rates of discrimination in every measurable way”

Journalism groups rally around a petition supporting James Risen - The Supreme Court ruled against the NYT reporter, who is refusing to reveal sources

Why one editor won’t run any more op-eds by the Heritage Foundation’s top economist - A reply to Paul Krugman on state taxes and job growth made some incorrect claims

Gannett’s changes bring excitement, some pain, and a full-time beer beat - A conversation with Joshua Awtry, the chain’s top editor in the Carolinas

Build the future - Journalism’s deathwatch is over


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”

Journalists can get PTSD right at their desks (PSmag)

A new study correlates exposure to violent images with mental health symptoms

Bloggingheads

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

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