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“The Snake Is Eating Itself”

Here's a sad little parable about The State of Contemporary Journalism, a tale told of the Chicago Tribune and related... More

Goodbye to All That

A Times-bound Ross Douthat bids a fond farewell to The Atlantic. More

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

The ethics of The Guardian’s Whisper bombshell - It would have been a journalistic lapse not to have told readers

Gawker: The internet bully - Nick Denton’s media empire is an intellectual online fraternity that invites people to their parties only to make them buy the booze

The Washington Post short-sells a reporter’s integrity - Steven Pearlstein smears TheStreet’s Adam Feuerstein for criticizing a biotech firm

Former Sun-Times staffers react to top reporter’s resignation - “Whereas we don’t have all the answers, we have way too many questions about what happened here”

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


‘My Captivity’ (NYT Mag)

An American journalist on his two-year kidnapping in Syria

FBI faked an AP story, in Seattle Times style, to catch a suspect (Seattle Times)

“‘We are outraged that the FBI, with the apparent assistance of the US Attorney’s Office, misappropriated the name of The Seattle Times to secretly install spyware on the computer of a crime suspect,’ said Seattle Times Editor Kathy Best”

How one reporter copes inside the ‘Ebola bubble’ (BuzzFeed)

“Bring gloves to give nurses you meet at clinics, even if you’re there for a story. Get small change to give to the kids who have been out of school for months and are selling ground nuts for pitiful sums on the side of road. Hell, give them candy. Violate all the principles of ostensibly good aid stewardship, because the good stewardship of the developed world didn’t get help here in time, and now everyone is dying around you.”

Fake news sites using Facebook to spread Ebola panic (The Verge)

“These sites claim to be satirical but lack even incompetent attempts at anything resembling humor”

Bloggingheads

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

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