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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 8, 1978

Douglas Adams's comic science fiction series, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, began its life in the universe as a... More

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Nate Thayer accused of plagiarism [UPDATED]

Nate Thayer's post on Monday about how much TheAtlantic.com was willing (or, more accurately, not willing) to pay for a... More

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Post Newtown, AP adds ‘mental illness’ entry

After Adam Lanza killed 20 children on December 14, a host of subsequent coverage of the Newtown, CT, massacre focused... More

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And that’s the way it was: March 7, 1994

On this day 19 years ago, the Supreme Court ruled that "Pretty Woman"--2 Live Crew's parody of the classic "Oh,... More

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Paying for freelance journalism

On Monday, journalist Nate Thayer published email correspondence with an Atlantic editor. She asked if he would shorten one of... More

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And that’s the way it was: March 6, 1981

On Friday, March 6, 1981, Walter Cronkite did his last broadcast as anchorman for the CBS Evening News. During his... More

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And that’s the way it was: March 5, 1957

Happy birthday to Ray Suarez, one of the best known faces and voices of American public media in the last... More

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Journalism startups struggle to get nonprofit designation

As for-profit journalism's revenues have shrunk, nonprofit organizations have increasingly stepped up to provide local communities with the kind of... More

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And that’s the way it was: March 4, 1974

For those of us who didn't live through it, it's hard to intuitively grok the squalor of the 1970s. On... 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 1, 1995

Yahoo, the Internet behemoth best known for its Web portal and search engine, incorporated on March 1, 1995. Founded by... More

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Don’t judge a Bloomberg Businessweek by its cover (UPDATED)

Before we all jump on the "Bloomberg Businessweek is racist" bandwagon, let's take a second to ask: Who actually drew... More

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And that’s the way it was: February 28, 1967

On this day in 1967, Henry Luce, perhaps the greatest magazine editor/publisher of the mid-20th century, died in Phoenix. Born... More

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Exit Interview: CUNY J-School loses its Shepard

Steve Shepard has long been one of the wisest, most reasonable men in the Fourth Estate. So it is bittersweet... 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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