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The Most 2009 Story Kicker of the Year (So Far)?

Now that we have contenders for "Most 2009 Headline of the Year (So Far)," how about this, from WWD, for... More

“The Most 2009 Headline of the Year”? (Already?)

"The most 2009 headline of the year comes courtesy of CNN.com: 'Swine flu creates controversy on Twitter'," Twitters Keith Phipps,... More

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

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Stop trolling your readers - We know you’re only doing it for clicks

Des Moines Register prepares for a ‘very stressful’ newsroom restructuring - Editor Amalie Nash speaks on turnover, transformation, and a virtual reality adventure

PBS pulls ads from Harper’s Magazine after critical essay - Piece argues public broadcaster has fallen under the sway of political influence and outside money

Should all journalists be on Twitter? - Reasons to take up or forgo the 140-character platform

The Tennessean is borrowing reporters from other Gannett papers - Music columnist Peter Cooper is latest journalist to part ways with Nashville paper


High Times hits middle age (NYMag)

After 40 years, every issue still features a weed centerfold

Lawmakers on why they’re mired in place (Esquire)

Mark Warren “spoke with 90 members of the House and Senate about what’s gone so wrong in Congress. Sometimes it got a little emotional.”

My childhood friend, the ISIS jihadist (Mashable)

How a young Danish man turned extremist

What it’s like to carry a Nobel Prize through Fargo (SciAm)

“And they’re like, ‘Uhhhh. Who gave this to you?’ ‘The King of Sweden.’ ‘Why did he give this to you?’ ‘Because I helped discover the expansion rate of the universe was accelerating.’”

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

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