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And that’s the way it was: March 27, 1947

He's been called "arguably the most powerful arbiter of consumer tastes" in personal technology. Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, Eric... More

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And that’s the way it was: March 26, 1812

The word gerrymander, meaning to manipulate the boundaries of an electorate to favor one party or class, originally appeared in... More

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And that’s the way it was: March 25, 1934

Gloria Steinem, journalist-turned-feminist icon and a cofounder of Ms. magazine, was born 79 years ago today in Toledo, OH. Ms.... More

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Must-reads of the week

Culled from CJR’s frequently updated “Must-reads from around the Web,” our staff recommendations for the best pieces of journalism (and... More

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And that’s the way it was: March 22, 1948

Happy birthday to Wolf Isaac Blitzer, host of CNN's The Situation Room. Wolf Blitzer was born in Augsburg, Germany and... More

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And that’s the way it was: March 21, 1965

On March 21, 1965, 3,200 civil rights demonstrators led by the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. began a "freedom march"... More

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And that’s the way it was: March 20, 2004

It came to light in early 2004 that US military police personnel had committed human rights violations against detainees held... More

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And that’s the way it was: March 19, 2003

Today marks the tenth anniversary of the beginning of the invasion of Iraq, the US's most controversial armed conflict since... More

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And that’s the way it was: March 18, 2008

During the 2008 Democratic Primary, Senator Barack Obama came under fire for incendiary remarks made by his former pastor, the... More

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Must-reads of the week

Culled from CJR’s frequently updated “Must-reads from around the Web,” our staff recommendations for the best pieces of journalism (and... More

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And that’s the way it was: March 15, 1985

The Internet domain symbolics.com was registered on March 15, 1985, making it the first domain name in history. The domain... More

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Reuters deputy social media editor indicted

Matthew Keys, Reuters's deputy social media editor since January 2012, was indicted today by the Justice Department. Huffington Post's Ryan... More

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Ed, out

Last night, after getting the scoop of his life with an exclusive interview of the long-mysterious videographer behind the "47-percent"... More

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And that’s the way it was: March 14, 1921

Ada Louise Huxtable (née Landman) was born on March 14, 1921, and grew up in Manhattan's Upper West Side. She... More

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Friend-me journalism

Columnist Connie Schultz posted a link for her 113,000 Facebook followers on Wednesday afternoon to a Sun Star-Courier article about... More

Why won’t journalists ask Bill Cosby the tough questions? - Sexual assault charges are hardly ever mentioned to the TV star

Knoxville’s alt-weekly wasn’t losing money. It got shut down anyway - Scripps pulls the plug on Metro Pulse in favor of an entertainment supplement for the local daily

Chuck Todd’s Obama book says more about the author than it does about the president - ‘The Stranger’ underscores a broader problem with the way we cover politics

Beware labeling Pope Francis a liberal - Political boxes like liberal/conservative and evolutionist/creationist miss his real significance

The Virginian-Pilot produces a breakthrough investigation amid layoffs - Reporter John Holland discusses how the story came together, newsroom cutbacks, and colleagues who cover for each other


Which media outlets use ‘illegal immigrant’? (Fusion)

“[I]n spite of all the good reasons not to use the phrase, it is still very easy to find in the US press, even in headlines”

Jack Shafer on losing his job (Capital New York)

“Right now, my immediate plan is to go to work as a lay therapist at The Intercept to bring the healing there so John Cook and Matt Taibbi can return. I have great interpersonal skills.”

On outlets that continue to call unknown drone victims ‘militants’ (The Intercept)

“Like the US drone program itself, this deceitful media practice continues unabated”

UNITY’s convention is no more (All Digitocracy)

“The organization’s board of directors decided that UNITY will no longer host the quadrennial conferences for which it had become known”

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