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“Keeping Abreast of Internet Chatter Not The Same As Bearing Witness”

The Internet (and, of course, Twitter) is changing (ruining? improving?) foreign reporting, observes Anand Giridharadas in the New York Times... More

The Week That Was: In Which Our Limbo Continued

Seattle stayed in its holding pattern. The Berkman Center introduced the News Cloud tool. Media critics, professional and amateur alike:... More

McCain and Stephanopoulos: The Twitterview! (No, Seriously!)

John McCain, noted Netophobe, will be joining George Stephanopoulos for an interview this Tuesday. Actually, more precisely, he'll be joining... More

News Judgment

"JON STEWART EVISCERATES JIM CRAMER AND CNBC" is the banner headline currently leading The Huffington Post's homepage. Now: the interview... More

Stewart v Cramer: The “Potentially Important” Interview!

In an interview yesterday with Stewart (Martha), Jim Cramer, discussing his upcoming interview with Stewart (Jon)--aka, per a cover story... More

The Thirty-Three

The lede from Pew's latest report about American news consumption habits: As many newspapers struggle to stay economically viable, fewer... More

No Joking Matter

Hope amidst anxiety was the dominant emotion at today's Enlarging the Space for Watchdog Journalism conference at Columbia. Speaking on... More

The Break-Up Will Be Televised?

So. Bristol Palin and her fiance, Levi Johnston -- parents of infant Tripp -- have, reportedly, broken up. News which... More

Three Years For Shoe-Throwing Iraqi Journalist

Thirty-year-old Muntazer al-Zaidi, the Iraqi television reporter who threw his shoes at President Bush back in December, has been sentenced... More

Carney, (R)evolved

Jay Carney used to think, as he said last year on MSNBC, that Joe Biden is "incredibly prone to say... More

Is This “Healthful?”

Yesterday, the New York Times Dining section ran a piece headlined, "Michelle Obama's Agenda Includes Healthful Eating." Which reminded me... More

FOIA Ombudsman gets $1 million

The budget President Obama just signed includes one million dollars for the new Office of Government Information Services, which will... More

Douthat To Fill Kristol’s NYT Op-Ed Slot

Word has it that the Atlantic's Ross Douthat will be picking up where Bill Kristol left off at the New... More

Meghan McCain Sees You “Sit[ting] Around,” WH Press Corps

On Hannity last night, Fox News's Sean Hannity aired "a little highlight reel" from Robert Gibbs' "first 50 days as... More

NYT Corrects Itself (102 Years, 11 Months On)

The New York Times published a correction today to an article from April 30, 1906. Apparently, an 84-year-old watch repairman,... 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”

Bloggingheads

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