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Supreme Reporting

A super-illuminating SupremeStakes report from the Washington Post: President Obama told senators at a White House meeting today that he... More

Aspiring Reporters Find Voice at Homeless Shelter

Through the South Florida Chapter of The Society of Professional Journalists, 25 college journalists from five Florida schools recently "took... More

Couric “Annoys” Traveling Press

Katie Couric, with her Flip cam, used her interview skills on some of the other members of the traveling press... More

Milbank’s Readers Help Him “Sketch”

The Washington Post's Dana Milbank continues to ask readers to help him write his columns (ledes and other input), even... More

Meacham Is “The Ultimate Thinking Person!”

Last week, I noted the Newsweek faux-cover/cover-wrap congratulating editor Jon Meacham on his Pulitzer win and dubbing Meacham "The Ultimate... More

WSJ Rules For Twittering and Other Online Activities…

...include (h/t, LAObserved's Kevin Roderick): Base all comments posted in your role as a Dow Jones employee in the facts,... More

Friedman Returns $75K Speaking Fee

The LA Times's James Rainey, upon learning that New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman received $75,000 for speaking recently to... More

The Other Banks

The New York Times has an article about community banks dealing with bad reputations because of the bank bailout. And... More

Obama’s “Early Warning Sign”

Add this, from Vanity Fair's Todd Purdum, to the list of Important Observations Made at Saturday's White House Correspondents Dinner:... More

David Shuster Finds His Katrina?

Some cable personalities have their issues. And by that I mean a topic that gets them riled, works them into... More

Brown and the “Brave Blue Cardigan”

Like http://www.cjr.org/the_kicker/modo_on_the_shiny_slot_machine.php">MoDo before her, Tina Brown does not approve of Elizabeth Edwards's visit with Oprah last week ("the ghastly car... More

Extreme Makeover: NewsHour Edition

A team in need of a "livelier look?" Well, Bus driver: Move! That! Bus! because PBS's The NewsHour With Jim... More

NYT Launches Times Wire

After launching, just yesterday, its Times Reader 2.0--an update of the visually sectionalized version of its online newspaper--The New York... More

Unfortunate Typo of the Day

Ross Douthat's latest Times column--on the subject of, yes, the culture wars--features a small typo: a missing period in the... More

In Which ‘BriTunes’ Enters Our Lives

At first glance, BriTunes--the online-only music-interview series hosted by NBC News's Brian Williams--seems to be an elaborate, and rather masterful,... More

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

Al Jazeera America struggles to get off the margins - A quality-first strategy faces huge hurdles

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’

Cop corruption probe sparks newspaper feud - A spiked story is at the center of a bitter fight between Philadelphia’s two dailies


The impact of watching executions (PSmag)

“[E]xecutions, even for people who support capital punishment, and even when the criminals being put to death evoke little personal sympathy because of the nature of their crimes, take a toll on witnesses”

Times of India demands employee social media passwords (Quartz)

The company will possess log-in information and will be free to post any material to the account without journalists’ knowledge

Reconnecting with a story source, 17 years later (Hartford Courant)

“People who say reporters exploit people? You are right, we do. We parachute into people’s lives, sidle up, convince them that we care — and then disengage when the story is over. But that doesn’t mean we don’t connect, in a genuine way.”

The McDonald’s in Ferguson (LAT)

“Lately, the restaurant has taken on the appearance of a battered frontier outpost”

Bloggingheads

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

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