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HuffPo’s Citizen Journalists (Now More Journalist-y?)

Reports Jeff Bercovici: The next batch of aspiring Mayhill Fowlers will have to behave a little more like journalists... As... More

Blame The Teleprompter? The Teleprompted?

Another chance to talk teleprompter! Of which MSNBC's Joe Scarborough availed himself on today's Morning Joe: (Cue clip of President... More

Read My Lips: No Purebred Puppies

The AP asks: Is Bo a rescued dog or not? Did President Obama keep or break a campaign promise in... More

Maureen Dowd: Not Kidding

A New York Times reader from Vermont used the "Talk to The Editor" feature at nytimes.com to ask the op-ed... More

Muzzling Media in Iraq?

Per the New York Times: The Iraqi military put local journalists on notice on Monday that their organizations could be... More

Press Freedom Hating Flack Caught on Tape

Last week David Schultz, a reporter for Washington DC public radio station WAMU, had his audio recorder seized by Veterans... More

Frugal and Fabulous!

From Saturday's New York Times Business Section (another one for Katia's NYT- Revels-in-Bad-Times File): Millions of Americans have trimmed expenses... More

NYT Finds Evidence of Twitter’s “Utility”…

...including this, which alone should totally convince Twitter skeptics: Corey Menscher, a graduate student at New York University, developed the... More

Crediting Obama For Captain’s Rescue?

Michael Crowley, writing at TNR yesterday, on press coverage of The Pirate Story : Predictably if somewhat absurdly, news commentary... More

A (Sort of) Disclosure

In defense of a recent New York Times op-ed about Bernie Madoff written by Daphne Merkin, the editor of the... More

Sometimes Silence Speaks Volumes

Last week saw a burgeoning controversy develop over the Obama administration's decision to invoke the state secrets privilege in a... More

CNN’s On-Air Editorial Meeting?

Heard on CNN last night: DON LEMON (CNN anchor): Listen, let's talk about this, guys. [The Obamas are] getting a... More

AP Articulates Its Intellectual Property Initiative

The AP has articulated its new policies on intellectual property. Gauntlet: thrown. More

That depends on your definition of “touch”…

From Julie Rovner's NPR story on the impending Obama puppy: Dog commentator David Frei, the voice of the Westminster Kennel... More

The Fashion of the Christ

New York City's Trinity Church is marking Good Friday in an oh-so-modern way: it's Twittering it. No, seriously. The famous... More

Hey millionaire tech bros: Have patience with the editorial process - Chris Hughes probably wanted to enable great journalism at first. Then the dust settled and before you know it, he’s shaking everything up again

Serial creators don’t know what will happen to Adnan Syed - New developments in his legal case suggest that the outcome is wide open

Price hike at UC Berkeley’s journalism school - Governing body approves additional fee of $7,500 starting 2016

Will Denver really have a newspaper war? - As a billionaire floats reviving the Rocky Mountain News, The Denver Post might buckle its chin strap

FOIA reform dies while the press looked the other way - RIP Improvement Act of 2014


The traffic lure of outrage (Slate)

“I didn’t become a journalist to peddle indignation on Facebook. But it sells—the page views don’t lie.”

NBC news producer’s sons were in the besieged school in Peshawar (NBCnews.com)

“I remained silent and didn’t know what to say — I know how such attacks on schools usually end”

Hero mom calls into CSPAN to berate her arguing pundit sons (WaPo)

“This was not planned. She called in on the normal line.”

Dick Cheney doesn’t want to call it torture but the media doesn’t have to follow (Vox)

“People deserve to know that the American government (proudly!) did things that in any other context are called torture”

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