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Good Vibrations

Good news out of California today: the Center for Investigative Reporting is launching a California-focused reporting initiative. Per a CIR... More

Fail Whale, Meet Moby-Dick

So turns out Twitter's "fail whale"--per ReadWriteWeb, a "representation of the community's love for the service and their hope for... More

Low-Hanging Fruit

The thing kind of satirizes itself, but that doesn't stop Stephen Colbert from having fun with Sean Hannity's "Tree of... More

L.A. Youth In Trouble

From the annals of worthy causes: the diminishing fortunes of the Los Angeles Times have hit L.A. Youth, a twenty-one-year-old... More

Newspaper, Size 4

In case lady reporters are still choosing outfits for the upcoming White House Correspondents Dinner, may I recommend this Isaac... More

Bingo! Zuckerman’s Solution For Newspapers

Granted, New York Magazine got this quote from Mort Zuckerman at Time magazine's Time 100 gala but here we have... More

Milbank: “They Came as if To Their Own Funeral”

...writes the Washington Post's Dana Milbank of fellow reporters who came to observe yesterday's Senate hearing on "The Future of... More

Live Blogging “Future of Journalism” Hearing

CJR staffers will be live blogging The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation's "Future of Journalism" hearing in the... More

Testify

This afternoon, The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation's Subcomittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet holds its hearing... More

Hey, New Yorker: “Stop Chasing Skirts and Ambulances”…

...and other loving criticisms (and extolments) of favorite print publications from readers of The Morning News. More

MoDo on the “Shiny Slot Machine of Their Mutual Ambition”

Maureen Dowd seems to have a "thing" about ambition-- in others. Today she writes caustically of the "shiny slot machine... More

“Can [WaPo Ombud] Man Up And Step Into [Deborah Howell’s] Shoes?”

...asks a Post reader (and apparent Deborah Howell Fan) of Andy Alexander, Howell's successor as the Post's ombudsman, during an... More

Where’s The Beef?

President Obama offered to buy burgers today for the journalists covering his spontaneous lunch trip with Vice President Biden to... More

“Act Like Those Underdog Newspapers of Years Ago…”

...says Martin Kaiser, editor of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and newly-named president of the American Society of News Editors, in... More

Meacham’s Quarterly Weekly?

Don't these things usually go inside? Behold, the wrap-around, faux-front cover* of the current Newsweek (the new Newsweek, for "thinking... 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


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”

Tour guide wars at a Paris cemetery (WSJ)

“Because dead men tell no tales, visitors to Père Lachaise cemetery lend their ears to Bertrand Beyern”

Bloggingheads

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

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