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NYT: “Boron Moron”

My thanks to the Knight Science Journalism Tracker for pointing out a "mea culpa" posted today by The New York... More

Froomkin On What Reporters Should Ask Tonight

Washingtonpost.com's Dan Froomkin compiled a list of questions he'd like to see asked of President Obama at tonight's prime time... More

White House Press Briefings “Like Little British Tea Parties”

Yesterday, "author and journalist" Liz Trotta had this exchange with Fox News Live's Eric Shawn (discussion topic: "How Has D.C.... More

Obama on Recovery.gov

Just moments ago, President Obama, in his town hall-style meeting in unemployment-battered Elkhart, Indiana, just fleshed out his views of... More

Outing: Proposed Micropayment Models “Point to Doom”

The latest from new media guru Steve Outing's Twitter feed: "Isaacson, Brill, Mutter, et al. Tired arguments on failed micropayments... More

Sullivan: Newspaper Web Sites Should Go Dark For a Week

Earlier, I linked to Steve Brill's "secret" memo to the New York Times urging them to start charging online readers.... More

Twitter: The Dharma Initiative Edition

So here's an email I wasn't prepared to receive last night: Hi, Megan Garber (megangarber). Dalai Lama (OHHDL) is now... More

Sully v. Sully v. Octuplets’ Mom

As far as network morning news show viewers know, there is but one story in the news today. According to... More

Brill To NYT: You Are Not Fungible

Someone emailed to Romenesko a "confidential memo" written by Steve Brill late last year urging the New York Times to... More

Newsweekly No More

Jon Meacham, Newsweek's editor, describes the thinking behind the magazine's planned makeover: "There’s a phrase in the culture, ‘we need... More

Newspapers: “the iPods of 1690”

Ken Paulson, ex-USA Today editor, imagines a world in which newspapers came after the Internet, rather than the other way... More

Heds and Tails

Say what you will about the content of the column; Charles Krauthammer's WaPo op-ed today has an undeniably phenomenal headline. More

Gibbs: 1; Transparency: 0

Not cool, Mr. Gibbs. Witness the following exchange between President Obama's press secretary and ABC's Jake Tapper. Then recall the... More

“I Use It as Makeshift Kitty Litter!”

For those of you who, like us, firmly believe that the term "Weekender" is a). incredibly annoying, b). appropriate as... More

Newsweek’s “The District”—Like, That’s Hot.

It’s not easy to satirize President Obama. Without any significant blemishes on his young political career, nor even any distinctive... 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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