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87 Suburbs In Search of a City

OK, so that's just what Dorothy Parker said about Los Angeles, and it was 72, not 87. But it does... More

Fallen Brothers

The Philadelphia Inquirer has a rather evocative, somber piece about the ritual of police officers' funerals in a city plagued... More

Twittering TimesOPEN

I'm at the TimesOPEN conference today at The New York Times. In some ways, it suggests the general fusion of... More

Hot Potato With A Time Bomb

Can the words "financial crisis" and "delightful" really live in the same sentence? They can when describing designer Jonathan Jarvis's... More

Searching for a home, via Chicago

Earlier this week, the staff of the Chicago Reader reposted excerpts from a 1972 FAQ-style manifesto the now venerable alt-weekly... More

Transparency Sells!

A sales sign spotted this morning on Manhattan’s Upper West Side: That would be Obama’s Executive Order 13489, which revoked... More

Micro Machines

So The New York Times's newest "Room for Debate" discussion--following on the heels of its "Battle Plans for Newspapers" collection--concerns... More

Reporter-Rodent

Michael Miner was worried he'd have nothing to tell the young, aspiring journalists at an upcoming panel discussion. After talking... More

The Record and the Star-Ledger: And Now They’re Frenemies

In some ways, it's innovative; in others, it's a tale as old as time. Former Sworn Enemies--in this case, the... More

“Bait[ing]” Sasha Obama

Having filed her official Washington Post column about her recent ride with fellow columnists (Bob Herbert, Ron Brownstein, E.J. Dionne,... More

Somali U.N. Official Calls For “Truce”…”In Reporting”

"Why is a U.N. diplomat comparing Somali reporters to Rwandan war criminals?" asks Anna Husarska, a senior policy adviser at... More

Politico Junkies: The Memo

So yesterday I posted a piece looking at the dubious PR strategies employed by Politico and so astutely analyzed in... More

NY Post In Obama-Chimp-Stimulus-Racism Flap…”

... right where the tabloid wants to be? For more on this "flap," see first here, and then here and,... More

Panhandle in Polk-Worthy Prose

Gay Talese! You just won a George Polk Award for career achievement! What will you do next? Apparently, this. More

“Media Being All Over” Bristol

Fox News squeezed a second night out of Greta Van Susteren's interview with 18-year-old Bristol Palin (mother of baby Tripp... More

Alessandra Stanley’s troubling history of error

Why one editor won’t run any more op-eds by the Heritage Foundation’s top economist - A reply to Paul Krugman on state taxes and job growth made some incorrect claims

Is ISIS a faith-based terrorist group? - Journalists and scholars disagree about how much Islam, rather than politics and power, drives Muslim extremists

Why Bill Simmons might leave ESPN - Other outlets would jump at the chance to gain his following

Why news organizations are abandoning the Redskins - The media mostly avoids Washington’s football team name


Mag for dog haters is a hit in Germany (WSJ)

Poop and Pooches. That is all

A data viz reading list (Susan McGregor)

Useful resources for journalists

Video shows Mexican drug lord paying journalists for ‘good press’ (Fusion)

“This video suggests that organized crime is trying to buy off journalists, creating a new brand of narco-journalism”

Forest Service says media needs photography permit in wilderness areas, alarming First Amendment advocates (Oregonian)

“Under rules being finalized in November, a reporter who met a biologist, wildlife advocate or whistleblower alleging neglect in any of the nation’s 100 million acres of wilderness would first need special approval to shoot photos or videos even on an iPhone”

Bloggingheads

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

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