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Fun With Slideshows

From the Forewords, described as "a musicless PowerPoint band" comes an excellent slideshow of obscure trade magazine covers. I'll say... More

Barry’s (Black)Berry

The Economist has the skinny and the tech-talk on President Obama's much-discussed, but not-so-slim BlackBerry: President Obama may have surrendered... More

Guess Who’s Twittering?

Answer: The Library of Congress. The tech-savvy folks at the LOC have blogging for some time and now they've jumped... More

California No More?

Kevin Roderick at LAObserved reports that the Los Angeles Times is closing down its California section: Publisher Eddy Hartenstein has... More

Updike Remembered

Reflections on the passing of John Updike abound this week, and here's a smattering of some noteworthy eulogies. Granta collects... More

David Pogue’s “Twitter Experiment”

So, yesterday, The New York Times's David Pogue spoke at a conference in Vegas. "The topic was Web 2.0," he... More

Pulitzers, in 1s and 0s

Hey, all you journalistic procrastinators: the deadline for submitting entries for the 2009 Pulitzer Prizes is this Monday. And since... More

Politics Fix

One of the more fascinating--not to mention entertaining--aspects of Robert Gibbs's nearly daily press conferences has been the emergence of... More

Nightline’s Future (Per “People With Knowledge Of Meetings”)

The New York Times today reports: "ABC Said To Consider 'Kimmel' in 'Nightline' Slot," (that is, moving comedian Jimmy Kimmel's... More

Joan Walsh “Could Never Be” Dick Armey’s Wife (So There!)

Chris Matthews sort of lost (or failed to take) control of Hardball last night . What happened? During a loud... More

End Of (Book) World?

After February 15, the Washington Post will no longer publish Book World, its stand-alone print book review section. Books coverage,... More

Bow Reports

Do you know this Lego woman? Look familiar, at all? The LA Times explains. SF Weekly offers additional images. The... More

Obama on al-Arabiya

And the first formal interview of Obama’s presidency goes to… Hisham Melhem, Washington bureau chief for Saudi-owned, Dubai-based al-Arabiya television.... More

Gillmor on GateHouse

So the much-discussed GateHouse v. Times Company suit settled out of court earlier this week, and many media analysts met... More

Andrea, Anecdotally

Anecdotal evidence gathered mostly via IM by The (New York) Observer suggests that... some of the Observer reporters' gay friends... 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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