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A (Professional) Journalist by Any Other Name…

The Society of Professional Journalists now includes within its ranks...citizen journalists. The 100-year-old journalism organization is partnering with Helium, the... More

AP on Michelle’s 100 Days “Transformation”

CJR's Jane Kim to political reporters gearing up for Wednesday (you know, President Obama's 100th Day? Report card day?): "Let’s... More

Does CNN Need To “Make It Sexy?”

Reports Bill Carter of the New York Times: In March, CNN averaged 328,000 viewers in prime time among the audience... More

Condé Nast Closes Portfolio

Condé Nast is ceasing publication of Portfolio, the glossy business magazine (and 2008 National Magazine Award winner). A brief post... More

Because it’s Friday

(First in the series is here) More

NPR on recovery.gov

Last night on All Things Considered NPR correspondent Andrea Seabrook filed the first of a two part series on how... More

Huffington Post’s Ken Lerer, 140 characters or less

Last night Huffington Post CEO Ken Lerer spoke at the Columbia Journalism School. CJR's Megan Garber was on the scene,... More

Black and White and Red All Over

The Wall Street Journal has a nifty--in the sense of stylin'--map graphic quantifying the ramping-up of newspaper "adverse events" coast... More

Times Foundation Suspends Grant Making

Responding to "the economy and the secular changes in our industry," the New York Times Company Foundation, and The Boston... More

Shep Smith: “We Do Not F*&#ing Torture!”

Watch the video below of Shep (Smith) talking torture with colleagues Trace (Gallagher) and Judge (Napolitano) yesterday on Fox News's... More

Stephanopoulos’s “Get”

ABC News's George Stephanopoulous blogs about his sit-down yesterday with the president of Iran (who is up for re-election in... More

Seat At The Table

Time photographer Callie Shell snapped a photo of the seating chart (think red velvet and calligraphy, not notepad paper) for... More

The NYT Co.’s 411 Trademarks

"Inspired" by the news that the New York Times Company, citing its trademark, had successfully convinced The Food Section blog... More

“To Be A Predator”

Wow. Even for local TV news. Just...wow. From Minnesota Public Radio's The Loophole blog: So, there was an attempted child... More

A “Postprint Writing Class”

Maybe the nineteen-year-old version of you fulfilled your science requirement by pass/failing "Rocks For Jocks." But, back then, as you... More

How Forbes got to $475 million - That’s what a Hong Kong investor has agreed to pay for a firm that two years ago had trouble paying its rent

Are female journalists up to the job of a Jill Abramson interview? - Reporters avoid unflattering discussion about her firing

How to check if that viral video is true - Journalists don’t always verify user-generated content, so readers need to learn how to verify what they see online

The Grand Dame of Florida reporting has retired twice, but she’s still causing trouble - A conversation with the Tampa Bay Times’ Lucy Morgan

Brick by brick - After years of shrinking ambition at The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos has the paper thinking global domination


You are now entering the demented kingdom of William T. Vollmann (TNR)

“Franzen tells a hilarious story of being a young writer in New York, meeting Vollmann, becoming fast friends, and inaugurating a draft swap. A while later, they exchanged work. Franzen gave Vollmann a dozen chiseled pages. Vollmann gave Franzen an entire novel.”

39 pieces of advice for journalists and writers of color (BuzzFeed)

“Make yourself indispensable. Dispel any rumors, however quiet, that you are just there for a ‘quota’”

In the digital sphere, ‘magazine’ = money (Digiday)

“A single page in a glossy magazine could be discounted by more than half its open rate and still get an effective CPM of about $70. Online display ad CPMs average under $3”

Bloggingheads

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

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