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“100-Day Milestone” Falls Victim to Swine Flu?

From the Washington Post: "Swine Flu Crisis May Overshadow 100-Day Milestone." After all, "swine flu has dominated headlines for the... More

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

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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

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

Journalists subpoenaed in ‘pink-slime’ suit - BPI wants emails from NYT’s Michael Moss, public-health lawyer Michele Simon, and others

Bloomberg struggles to break out of the box - Justin Smith’s ambitious digital transformation hits some bumps

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

Embedded with the Koch brothers - Hometown reporters get rare access to the media-shy oilmen, with mixed results


James Fallows on David Frum’s asserted, then retracted, charge the NYT ran fake photos of Gaza

“For all their blind spots and flaws, reporters on the scene are trying to see, so they can tell, and the photographic and video reporters take greater risks than all the rest, since they must be closer to the action. For people on the other side of the world to casually assert that they’re just making things up—this could and would drive them crazy.”

The 60-second interview: Marty Baron (Capital New York)

CAPITAL: I just noticed that the most-read story right now on your website is an aggregated piece about a Russian lizard sex station in space. BARON: [Laughs] Is that right?

Your iPhone can now make free encrypted calls (Wired)

The beginning of the end of burner phones?

The new face of Richard Norris (GQ)

“‘Richard?’ I say. ‘Richard?’ I shove his shoulder and nothing happens. He is dead. He is on my watch and he is dead. I hear gurgling. Breathing. He’s on my watch and he is not dead.”

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

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