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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

And from the Best of Twitter…

...to the worst. More

Get Shorties

Ah, awards season. If you're a Hollywood celebrity, February is generally a high holy month in which you: spray-tan/crash diet/consult... More

One More Science Journalism Event…

Yesterday, I wrote a short post about a few all-star science journalism events taking place this week in New York... More

Gates Reviewing Media Ban

The New York Times reports: Defense Secretary Robert Gates suggested today that he was open to allowing the media to... More

Michelle Obama Cover Coverage

Michelle Obama is on the cover of the March issue of Vogue which, of course, generates its own coverage (in... More

Hey millionaire tech bros: Have patience with the editorial process - Chris Hughes probably wanted to enable great journalism at first. Then the dust settled and before you know it, he’s shaking everything up again

Serial creators don’t know what will happen to Adnan Syed - New developments in his legal case suggest that the outcome is wide open

Price hike at UC Berkeley’s journalism school - Governing body approves additional fee of $7,500 starting 2016

Will Denver really have a newspaper war? - As a billionaire floats reviving the Rocky Mountain News, The Denver Post might buckle its chin strap

FOIA reform dies while the press looked the other way - RIP Improvement Act of 2014


The traffic lure of outrage (Slate)

“I didn’t become a journalist to peddle indignation on Facebook. But it sells—the page views don’t lie.”

NBC news producer’s sons were in the besieged school in Peshawar (NBCnews.com)

“I remained silent and didn’t know what to say — I know how such attacks on schools usually end”

Hero mom calls into CSPAN to berate her arguing pundit sons (WaPo)

“This was not planned. She called in on the normal line.”

Dick Cheney doesn’t want to call it torture but the media doesn’t have to follow (Vox)

“People deserve to know that the American government (proudly!) did things that in any other context are called torture”

Bloggingheads

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

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