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Still Don’t “Get” Twitter?

"TRULY GROUNDBREAKING MARKETING RESEARCH: UNDERSTANDING TWITTER." (h/t Andrew Sullivan) More

Snub Is In The Air

Are American reporters adopting that perceiving-slights-around-every-corner thing that some British reporters seem to have? (When in London...) The New York... More

I Covered The G20 And All I Got Was This Lousy…

A report on President Obama's overseas trip devolved into swag talk on CBS News's The Early Show this morning: BILL... More

Look Kids! Big Ben! Parliament!

If President Obama is in London, no need to ask, Where in the world is Brian, Charlie and Katie? All... More

Times Launches Pictures of Goats Section?

Fronting the Dining section today, we have this story, "How I Learned to Love Goat Meat," accompanied by this adorable... More

Hey, Fox Nation!

I assume, this being launch week, that the content aggregators at The Fox Nation are pretty busy. So, in case... More

The Ballad(s) Of Glenn Beck

Behold: "The Poetry of Glenn Beck," Volumes 1 and 2. More

“Top 10 April Fool’s Day Fake News Items”

PC World has compiled what it regards as today's ten best fake news items. Wireless wolfpigeon "news" aside, here's my... More

In Reporters’ Briefing Book, Brits See “Snubs”

Are American reporters accompanying President Obama overseas geographically challenged? Is the self-worth of some British reporters too easily challenged? Are... More

Oh, Choot

Remember The New York Times's word train? Well, get excited (or annoyed or angsty or anxious or inspired or sassy... More

No Twittering In The Soloist

Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel's movie reviewer, was "touched by the grim state-of-the-newspaper subtext" in the film The Soloist (based... More

“I Know That’s English Online, But…”

... it's not the same," Carol Banas, 56, a retired city planner and longtime reader of the Detroit Free Press,... More

“A Liberal’s Conservative” for the NYT

Selected bits from Michael Calderone's profile of Ross Douthat, soon to join the New York Times op-ed page: Micheal Barbaro,... More

Poll Dancing

A request, of Jack Shafer and anyone else who refers to the recent Pew survey--the one studying people's opinions about... More

Krugman’s Warning

"The magazine cover effect" (in short, short the stock of any CEO you see on a magazine cover) "presumably.. applies... More

Apple can’t hide from a 20-year-old reporter - The University of Michigan student gets behind the tech titan’s newest products

Al Jazeera America struggles to get off the margins - A quality-first strategy faces huge hurdles

Finding James Foley - This 2013 story takes a look at GlobalPost’s search for the photojournalist

Gannett cribs from Advance Publications playbook for struggling newspapers - Staff compete for fewer jobs; ‘readers become the assignment editor’

Cop corruption probe sparks newspaper feud - A spiked story is at the center of a bitter fight between Philadelphia’s two dailies


The impact of watching executions (PSmag)

“[E]xecutions, even for people who support capital punishment, and even when the criminals being put to death evoke little personal sympathy because of the nature of their crimes, take a toll on witnesses”

Times of India demands employee social media passwords (Quartz)

The company will possess log-in information and will be free to post any material to the account without journalists’ knowledge

Reconnecting with a story source, 17 years later (Hartford Courant)

“People who say reporters exploit people? You are right, we do. We parachute into people’s lives, sidle up, convince them that we care — and then disengage when the story is over. But that doesn’t mean we don’t connect, in a genuine way.”

The McDonald’s in Ferguson (LAT)

“Lately, the restaurant has taken on the appearance of a battered frontier outpost”

Bloggingheads

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

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