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About That Low-Flying Plane “Photo-Op”

From the (print only) New York Times today, byline A.G. Sulzberger and Matthew L. Wald: Neither the White House nor... More

Douthat’s Eye-Grabbing Debut NYT Column

"Cheney For President" is the attention-grabbing headline of Ross Douthat's inaugural New York Times column today (web only). Once Douthat... More

The Dover Policy, Three Weeks Out

Randall Chase, an Associated Press correspondent based in Delaware, has an interesting update on the Pentagon’s just three-week-old policy allowing... More

Fox Won’t Air Presidential News Conference

From the AP: The Fox network is sticking with its regular schedule over President Barack Obama this week. The network... More

The Bloomberg Way—To Transfer

In the category of fun things you learn while being a media reporter, today I learned that Bloomberg LP prefers... More

“From Terrifying Tweet to News Report— In 4 Minutes”

Nieman Lab's Zachary M. Seward explains. Also: at the White House press briefing just now, MSNBC's Chuck Todd asked Robert... More

Irony of the Day

See if you can spot this delightful little entry into the annals of ironic errata, on the masthead of the... More

“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

(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

Why Obama’s statement on reporters’ arrests in Ferguson is hypocritical - The president defends reporters in Ferguson, but demands compliance from James Risen

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

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’

First Look runs headlong into journalism’s two big problems - Growing pains at the Omidyar/Greenwald venture


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”

Last call (Medium)

“The death of newspapers is sad, but the threatened loss of journalistic talent is catastrophic. If that’s you, it’s time to learn something outside the production routine of your current job.”

Maureen Dowd on James Risen (NYT)

“Risen may be trapped in Ibsen, but Obama is channeling Orwell”

Bloggingheads

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

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