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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

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Pew identifies four profitable newspapers

Contrary to prevailing trends, it's not all doom and gloom in the newspaper industry -- at least, not for the... More

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Public Radio Player relaunches

A new public radio streaming app relaunches this week, giving listeners mobile access to hundreds of public radio stations and... 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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NYRB celebrates its 50th

Photo Credit: Beowulf Sheehan Joan Didion looked tiny and frail on Tuesday night, swimming in her loose, gray top... More

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Fashion Week pregaming

New York Fashion Week, which kicks off Wednesday night, is the big game for style magazines and fashion critics. As... 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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Poynter’s fuzzy numbers

Current journalism majors probably thought they had reason to celebrate when Poynter's Andrew Beaujon elaborated on the latest survey by... 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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Q: What’s Quora up to?

Quora, the user-generated question-and-answer site founded in 2009, is expanding into blogging, with an emphasis on mobile content. Following its... More

How Forbes got to $475 million - That’s what a Hong Kong investor has agreed to pay for a firm that two years ago had trouble paying its rent

Are female journalists up to the job of a Jill Abramson interview? - Reporters avoid unflattering discussion about her firing

How to check if that viral video is true - Journalists don’t always verify user-generated content, so readers need to learn how to verify what they see online

The Grand Dame of Florida reporting has retired twice, but she’s still causing trouble - A conversation with the Tampa Bay Times’ Lucy Morgan

Brick by brick - After years of shrinking ambition at The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos has the paper thinking global domination


How to be a decent entertainment reporter (Eric Danton)

“Here’s how not to suck at it: Don’t write like an entertainment reporter”

A First Look update (First Look Media)

“[R]ather than immediately launching a large collection of digital ‘magazines’ based on strong, expert journalists with their own followings, as we imagined earlier, we’ll begin by building out the two we’ve started and then explore adding new ones as we learn”

The White House deploys minders to interviews all the time (WaPo)

“Almost every officially sanctioned exchange between reporters and the proverbial ‘senior administration officials’ is conducted in the presence of a press staffer”

The down-and-dirty history of TMZ (BuzzFeed)

“TMZ’s real engine — what defines its mission, what legitimizes it and sets it apart — is a unique and controversial mix of scandal mongering and investigative journalism”

Bloggingheads

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

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