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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

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

Virginian-Pilot journalists: Corporate management pressure is stifling coverage - “Lovers of journalism in this newsroom are pissed. It’s bad.”

Paper files public records request—and city’s response is a lawsuit - Local officials argue Montana courts should strike balance between privacy and disclosure

BBC Pop-Up reports from small town America - A small team is traveling across the United States for six months in hopes of finding underreported local stories

What game design can do for journalism - Three newly selected fellows at American University talk about the medium’s future

Timeline, an app based on ‘the history of…’ - But chronology doesn’t reveal everything


We should all step back from security journalism (Medium)

“It should be made clear, in law, that the tasks security reseachers do to make the net more secure and journalists do to understand and contextualize the truth for the public are not crimes”

Trust In Business And Media Is Declining, But People Have Faith In Search Engines (Buzzfeed)

People have become less trusting of major institutions, according to the annual Edelman Trust Barometer. And large majorities doubt that businesses want to make the world a better place.

With New Charlie Hebdo Cover, News Value Should Have Prevailed (NYT)

Public editor Margaret Sullivan on why the paper should have published the images.

An Old Fogey’s Analysis of a Teenager’s View on Social Media (Medium)

“I feel the need to offer my perspective as someone who is not a teenager but who has thought about these issues extensively for years.”

Bloggingheads

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

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