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Must-reads of the week

Culled from CJR’s frequently updated “Must-reads from around the Web,” our staff recommendations for the best pieces of journalism (and... More

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Composition 101: A. Lincoln, Instructor

At some point every semester, I ask the journalism students I teach a question that is meant to make them... More

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And that’s the way it was: February 22, 1924

If Barack Obama is our first social-media president, then Calvin Coolidge rightly deserves to be called the first wireless-telegraphy president.... More

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The AP’s (digital) news standards

On Tuesday night, at the Associated Press headquarters on far West 33rd Street, Muck Rack and the AP hosted a... More

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Sharing is caring

After Muck Rack co-founder Gregory Galant wrote a guest column for Fortune last November, he wanted to see how it... More

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And that’s the way it was: February 19, 1945

The Japanese island of Iwo Jima, just 650 miles from Tokyo, was strategically important to both sides of WWII. The... More

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‘47 percent’ story wins a Polk Award

Mother Jones is one of the winners at this year's George Polk Awards, Long Island University announced Monday. Mother Jones... More

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What’s new @Twitter?

It's maybe not how most people would choose to spend their birthday, but Twitter's manager of journalism and news, Mark... More

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How to use social media in investigations

Investigative reporting used to be a secretive business--think Woodward and Bernstein meeting anonymous sources in parking garages. But according to... More

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And that’s the way it was: February 18, 1922

Helen Gurley Brown was born Helen Marie Gurley in Green Forest, AR. After college, Brown began her career in advertising... More

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Pass the #popcorn

According to a recent Pew study, 16 percent of adults online use Twitter -- 8 percent daily. I'm pretty sure... More

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Must-reads of the week

Culled from CJR’s frequently updated “Must-reads from around the Web,” our staff recommendations for the best pieces of journalism (and... More

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And that’s the way it was: February 15, 1898

On the evening of February 15, 1898, the US Navy battleship Maine exploded suddenly and without warning, sinking into the... More

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And that’s the way it was: February 14, 1929

Chicago Tribune "These murders went out of the comprehension of a civilized city," the Chicago Tribune editorialized, after seven... More

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UN celebrates World Radio Day

Wednesday, World Radio Day, marked the 67th anniversary of the United Nations's first broadcast--"This is the United Nations calling 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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