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Ars Technica picks up on PACER

Timothy B. Lee, writing at Ars Technica, the Conde Nast owned technology site, has an thorough state-of-play summary of the... More

Pollsters Duck NH Questions, Polling Loses

Ten days ago, the American Association for Public Opinion Research, a major polling industry group, released its long awaited report... More

Noah: “Who The Hell Wrote This Crap? His Mother?”

At Slate, Timothy Noah holds forth on the beat sweetener, a "gratuitously flattering profile that a reporter writes about a... More

Got A Nose for News?

No? Better go get one. "Plastic surgery is latest accessory for job seekers,"reports Reuters. When the going gets tough, some... More

TPM’s Slideshow of Newspaper Deaths

Supply your own soundtrack. UPDATE: TNR's (less comprehensive) version. More

Another Endorsement

Moving on from Oprah: Would you pay for Alec Baldwin-endorsed news? More

Would You Pay For Oprah-Endorsed News?

Others are stepping in to save newspapers. Colleges are creating newspaper cooperatives with their local paper to bolster dwindling resources.... More

It’s Ok to Mock Madonna (Randy Cohen Says So)

Nytimes.com launches a new blog, Moral of the Story, where Randy Cohen (of the "The Ethicist" column in the Times... More

Parker On The President’s “Group Hug” “Diplomacy”

From Kathleen Parker's Washington Post column in praise of President Obama's "Unmacho Diplomacy" (in reference to those who question "whether... More

They Don’t Cry?

The latest in Glenn Beck-inspired coverage, from a New York Observer piece about how tears are all the rage in... More

Broken Record on the Broken Economy

I don't mean to sound like I'm repeating myself, but I can't help it. In yet another article, The New... More

News As Bottled Water

From a who will pay for news piece in the business section of today's New York Times: How do you... More

Vermont Overrides Governor’s Marriage Veto

The Vermont State House has just, by the narrowest of margins, overridden Governor Jim Douglas’s veto of a bill providing... More

The Journalists Formerly Known As…

What's in a name? Well, if you're ASNE, not the word "newspaper." The professional organization--née, eighty-seven years ago, the American... More

Virginia Heffernan Hates Her iPhone…

...iPhone lovers hate Heffernan's piece (scan the comments section). 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

Are female journalists up to the job of a Jill Abramson interview? - Reporters avoid unflattering discussion about her firing

How to check if that viral video is true - Journalists don’t always verify user-generated content, so readers need to learn how to verify what they see online

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

Brick by brick - After years of shrinking ambition at The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos has the paper thinking global domination


How to be a decent entertainment reporter (Eric Danton)

“Here’s how not to suck at it: Don’t write like an entertainment reporter”

A First Look update (First Look Media)

“[R]ather than immediately launching a large collection of digital ‘magazines’ based on strong, expert journalists with their own followings, as we imagined earlier, we’ll begin by building out the two we’ve started and then explore adding new ones as we learn”

The White House deploys minders to interviews all the time (WaPo)

“Almost every officially sanctioned exchange between reporters and the proverbial ‘senior administration officials’ is conducted in the presence of a press staffer”

The down-and-dirty history of TMZ (BuzzFeed)

“TMZ’s real engine — what defines its mission, what legitimizes it and sets it apart — is a unique and controversial mix of scandal mongering and investigative journalism”

Bloggingheads

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

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