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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

There’s An App For…What?

Folio reports on iPhone applications developed thus far by magazines (often "monetized" by ads or corporate sponsorships). "In February, Lucky... More

Your Local TV News (Soon With More Snuggie Ads)

The Philadelphia Inquirer's TV critic, Jonathan Storm on how "local TV broadcasters, both in Philadelphia and across the country, [are]... More

“Is Anyone Okay?” Tweeting the Quake

Two accounts of how the Orange County Register newsroom used Twitter (handle: OCReggie) during the May 17th earthquake in Southern... More

“Controversy” and Candor On Cable

Heard earlier this morning on MSNBC, accompanying the headline: "TEEN BIRTH 'SHOCKER,' YouTube pulled graphic viral ad, but it is... More

From WaPo to HuffPo

"Will P.R. pros take the baton of investigative journalism?" wonders Tim Cavanaugh at Reason, arguing that such a baton-pass wouldn't... More

Today on the Frugality Beat

Last month, the New York Times told us about people who don't really have to penny-pinch but choose to spend... More

Do You Work For A “Magazine?” (How To Tell)

Folio's Tony Silber lists the following "six key properties for what a magazine is," quoting Bob Sacks, a "publishing consultant"... More

Expert: Women Buy Bags, Men Buy Cars

Time magazine has an enticingly headlined column, "How Shoppers Make Decisions in a Recession," which turned out to be a... More

Somalia? Sri Lanka? “Good Luck” Finding Coverage

"Two recent situations show us exactly what the world will be like when there are no regular foreign correspondents left,"... More

“The Big Story Starting Off The Week…”

... says Josh Marshall (or was it Maureen Dowd's friend?): Robert Draper's GQ piece. Draper contributes all kinds of memorable... More

Because Papier-Mâché Is Always Funny

The Boston Globe lists eleven sad realities about A World Without Newspapers, courtesy of humor columnist Beth Teitell. These include:... More

Groundhog Play

Things that will, apparently, never leave us: 1. Cockroaches 2. Styrofoam 3. The simple poetry of children's laughter 4. Columns... More

Stop trolling your readers - We know you’re only doing it for clicks

Des Moines Register prepares for a ‘very stressful’ newsroom restructuring - Editor Amalie Nash speaks on turnover, transformation, and a virtual reality adventure

PBS pulls ads from Harper’s Magazine after critical essay - Piece argues public broadcaster has fallen under the sway of political influence and outside money

Should all journalists be on Twitter? - Reasons to take up or forgo the 140-character platform

The Tennessean is borrowing reporters from other Gannett papers - Music columnist Peter Cooper is latest journalist to part ways with Nashville paper


Fake news sites using Facebook to spread Ebola panic (The Verge)

“These sites claim to be satirical but lack even incompetent attempts at anything resembling humor”

How Ben Bradlee dealt with flacks (Washington Post)

“I would like to be sure that you understand that we trust our editors’ news judgement and that we distrust yours”

Ben Bradlee, 93 (WaPo)

“From the moment he took over The Post newsroom in 1965, Mr. Bradlee sought to create an important newspaper that would go far beyond the traditional model of a metropolitan daily”

I’m a black journalist quitting media because I’m sick of racism (TNR)

“Among the challenges that make racism so difficult to fix, and so odiously constant, is that white people often don’t even recognize when they’re saying or doing something that cuts their black colleagues to the bone”

Bloggingheads

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

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