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“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

Framing the News

The New York Times today launches Lens, a photojournalism blog "presenting the finest and most interesting visual and multimedia reporting... More

Carr on “What’s Going to Happen To” NYT

In a nutshell: the New York Times's David Carr doesn't know. The Times "probably" has "the wherewithal to operate into... More

You Know Your Profession Is Doomed When…

..."just three of the 16 graduating seniors who were on the [Harvard] Crimson executive board in Cambridge, Massachusetts, are seeking... More

A “CNN For Harlem”

Joseph Hayden explains to the New York Times what helped motivate him to start Still Here Harlem Productions, a news... More

Disappearing Ombuds

Per the Washington Post's ombudsman, Andy Alexander, "at least 14 U.S. news ombudsmen have lost their jobs since the beginning... More

Took The Words Right Out Of…

The New York Times's Maureen Dowd didn't intend to include in her column* yesterday, unattributed, a passage written by TPM's... More

Alessandra Stanley’s troubling history of error

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

Is ISIS a faith-based terrorist group? - Journalists and scholars disagree about how much Islam, rather than politics and power, drives Muslim extremists

Why Bill Simmons might leave ESPN - Other outlets would jump at the chance to gain his following

Why news organizations are abandoning the Redskins - The media mostly avoids Washington’s football team name


Swedish scientists sneak Dylan quotes into articles (The Guardian)

Whoever nets the most before retirement wins a free lunch

Mag for dog haters is a hit in Germany (WSJ)

Poop and Pooches. That is all

A data viz reading list (Susan McGregor)

Useful resources for journalists

Video shows Mexican drug lord paying journalists for ‘good press’ (Fusion)

“This video suggests that organized crime is trying to buy off journalists, creating a new brand of narco-journalism”

Bloggingheads

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

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