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Must-Read of the Day: Brothers in Arms

Today's Times features a must-read article by CJ Chivers: the story of an American platoon's ambush of Taliban fighters in... More

The Short, Happy Life of Oprah’s Twitter Feed

Today is kind of a Monumental Day for Twitter. First, we had two users--Ashton Kutcher and CNN's breaking-news feed--breaking the... More

“Nothing but a Bunch of Tea-Bagging Rednecks”

On last night's Countdown, Keith Olbermann hosted actor-and-sometime-activist Janeane Garofalo to talk about Wednesday's tax-protesting Tea Parties. And talk she... More

For Ricker, for Poorer

The Philadelphia Inquirer--the newspaper whose owners are bankrupt and whose staff has endured wide layoffs and whose remaining staff members... More

OLC Memo Release Opens the Door

Steven Aftergood of the Federation of American Scientists, one of the nation's foremost secrecy experts, has an extraordinary post up... More

Huffraking

The screen grab: once again showing itself to be a muckraking tool of the digital age. Up until this morning,... More

Twalk of the Town

Gary Trudeau. Roland Hedley. Twitter. The New Yorker. 'Nuf said. More

One Miiiiiiiillion Followers

So. On Monday, Massive Twitterlebrity Ashton Kutcher issued a challenge to CNN: a race to one million followers. "I just... More

New Polk Curator Talks Citizen Journalism

John Darnton, a reporter and editor who had a long and distinguished career at The New York Times before his... More

Bo Knows

Only a matter of time before Bo Obama "gets" that he's "famous" and starts acting vain and entitled like Stump... More

In Other Wednesday Protest News

Had your fill of news footage of Wednesday's Tea Party protesters? Be sure to check out the nytimes.com video of... More

“Tea’d Off” “Anger Brews”

Yesterday's tea parties may have lacked message clarity, but they more than made up for it by creating an opportunity... More

Remember When “Nuts” Were Naughty?

Remember a time not long ago when "nuts" were really, truly in the news -- as in, a reporter could... More

“Strategy Session” Meets “The Pleasant Little Dog Story”

Recall what Megan wrote earlier about Bo Obama's arrival and how it brought out the worst in cable news impulses,... More

“Is Media Jingoism Fanning Indo-Pak Tensions?”

Indian and Pakistani journalists sat down in New Delhi today "for a session of unflinching self-scrutiny." (The headline to this... More

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


Ben Bradlee, 93 (WaPo)

“From the moment he took over The Post newsroom in 1965, Mr. Bradlee sought to create an important newspaper that would go far beyond the traditional model of a metropolitan daily”

I’m a black journalist quitting media because I’m sick of racism (TNR)

“Among the challenges that make racism so difficult to fix, and so odiously constant, is that white people often don’t even recognize when they’re saying or doing something that cuts their black colleagues to the bone”

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.”

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

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