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TNR Surveys “The Carnage”

The current issue of The New Republic offers many ways (long and short, funny and less-so) to worry about journalism... More

Breaking: Luke Russert Has Not “Yet” Begun To Tweet

Twitter may be "taking off among Washington journalists," but there are -- believe it or not -- still some reporters... More

“Understand More…” Or Not

Maybe you've noticed the odd little circle diagrams below some news articles on The Washington Post's web site? (I hadn't,... More

Wherein MoDo Should Brush up on Her Jane Austen

This post is entirely trivial and nitpicky and superficial. On a related note, it involves Maureen Dowd's latest column. Discussing,... More

Home Alone

Secretary of State Clinton is on her first overseas trip for the Obama administration. Over the weekend, CNN's John Roberts... More

App-solutely Fabulous

So The New York Times, an organization that has, in the past, struggled with issues of both innovation and transparency,... More

Years the Harper’s Index has existed: 25

Happy Birthday, Harper's Index! Lewis Lapham's widely-emulated-but-never-fully-replicated index--based on the (correct) assumption that “numbers can be made to tell as... More

“You Have the Press Pass to My Heart,” and Other Journalistic Love Notes

Hey, journos! Happy Valentine's Day (Eve)! If you're in need of a date for tomorrow night--and if you have no... More

Watchdogs and Want Ads

Transparency watchers have been keeping an eye on how various versions of the stimulus bill have spelled out what the... More

The Tina Yothers of MSNBC

The Village Voice's Sound of the City blog has a fun Q&A with the delightfully watchable Willie Geist of MSNBC's... More

Change Has Come To Washington

There's a valuable new report out this week from the Project for Excellence in Journalism quantifying the shifting--and in some... More

The Twitter of the Shrew. No, Seriously.

Hey, did you hear that sound? That dull, rumbling-but-kinda-squeaky noise, echoing and mournful and punctuated with a gaping groan? If... More

Baby Got Beck

Happy Friday, everyone! So, below, Stephen Colbert takes on Glen Beck's new Fox show in a doozy of a satire... More

How did transparency fare in stimulus conference?

Although the stimulus conference committee struck a deal yesterday afternoon, there’s still no public rendering of the final agreement as... More

In Defense of Clothing Coverage

At the Washington Post columnist Jeanne McManus argues for more, non-"ham-handed" coverage of what Michelle Obama wears: I understand the... 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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