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18-Year Media Ban Ends

New organizations were on hand late last night at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware, for the first time since... More

A-Flutter for Satire

Twitter is, like, so five seconds ago. In its place, the jokesters over at Slate V are introducing...Flutter, the "nanoblogging"... More

Sturm und Throng

Remember the interview that the Newspaper Association of America president John Sturm conducted with Stephen Colbert earlier this week? The... More

Breaking News with Geraldo

All three cable networks are currently offering nearly nonstop coverage of the Binghamton, New York shootings. Both CNN and MSNBC... More

Good Will Hunting

Attytood's Will Bunch is arguing that philanthropy can save newspapers. But--here's a twist for you--the papers should be the donors,... More

Michelle! OMG, Michelle!

Howie Kurtz reports on the Michelle-O-mania currently captivating the American media: President Obama may be grappling with a global economic... More

The Financial Model: Kristof Doesn’t Know, Either

In a blog post today, Nick Kristof discusses the speech Boston Globe editor Marty Baron delivered yesterday at the University... More

Tribune’s Unanswered Blagojevich Questions

Yesterday’s indictment of former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich puts the governor’s original misdeeds back in the crosshairs of a media... More

It Takes Two, Baby…

The Washington Post today fronts a weighty investigation--the result of a collaborative effort between the Post's Robert O'Harrow Jr. and... More

(C)able News?

Okay, cue the existential crisis. Because I am finding myself, somehow, actually...pleased with cable news's performance this morning. I know.... More

The Forgotten War

The Project for Excellence in Journalism released its weekly News Coverage Index--which, among other things, ranks the week's top ten... More

The Future of News! Buh-Dum-BUM!

Politico's Tim Grieve reports on Bill Keller's talk at Stanford yesterday...and, per his telling, the one-liners just kept on coming.... More

The Twolbert Tweport

When Stephen Colbert encounters Twitter--in the person of Twitter founder Biz Stone--hilarity is pretty much guaranteed to ensue. Make that,... More

Newspapers! Jazz Hands!

How will newspapers save themselves? The East Bay Express explores that thorny issue...in song. And dance. Beyond that, the video... More

Still Don’t “Get” Twitter?

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


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.”

My childhood friend, the ISIS jihadist (Mashable)

How a young Danish man turned extremist

What it’s like to carry a Nobel Prize through Fargo (SciAm)

“And they’re like, ‘Uhhhh. Who gave this to you?’ ‘The King of Sweden.’ ‘Why did he give this to you?’ ‘Because I helped discover the expansion rate of the universe was accelerating.’”

Bloggingheads

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

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