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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

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And that’s the way it was: March 13, 1964

At 3:15am on March 13, 1964, 28-year-old Catherine "Kitty" Genovese was sexually assaulted and killed in front of her home... More

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And that’s the way it was: March 12, 1933

Sunday, March 12, 1933. Over the radio, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt speaks to the nation for the first time. It... More

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And that’s the way it was: March 11, 1702

The Daily Courant was England's first national daily newspaper. It was first published on March 11, 1702 by Edward Mallet... 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


How one reporter copes inside the ‘Ebola bubble’ (BuzzFeed)

“Bring gloves to give nurses you meet at clinics, even if you’re there for a story. Get small change to give to the kids who have been out of school for months and are selling ground nuts for pitiful sums on the side of road. Hell, give them candy. Violate all the principles of ostensibly good aid stewardship, because the good stewardship of the developed world didn’t get help here in time, and now everyone is dying around you.”

Fake news sites using Facebook to spread Ebola panic (The Verge)

“These sites claim to be satirical but lack even incompetent attempts at anything resembling humor”

How Ben Bradlee dealt with flacks (Washington Post)

“I would like to be sure that you understand that we trust our editors’ news judgement and that we distrust yours”

Ben Bradlee, 93 (WaPo)

“From the moment he took over The Post newsroom in 1965, Mr. Bradlee sought to create an important newspaper that would go far beyond the traditional model of a metropolitan daily”

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