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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

Stop trolling your readers - We know you’re only doing it for clicks

Des Moines Register prepares for a ‘very stressful’ newsroom restructuring - Editor Amalie Nash speaks on turnover, transformation, and a virtual reality adventure

PBS pulls ads from Harper’s Magazine after critical essay - Piece argues public broadcaster has fallen under the sway of political influence and outside money

Should all journalists be on Twitter? - Reasons to take up or forgo the 140-character platform

The Tennessean is borrowing reporters from other Gannett papers - Music columnist Peter Cooper is latest journalist to part ways with Nashville paper


How one reporter copes inside the ‘Ebola bubble’ (BuzzFeed)

“Bring gloves to give nurses you meet at clinics, even if you’re there for a story. Get small change to give to the kids who have been out of school for months and are selling ground nuts for pitiful sums on the side of road. Hell, give them candy. Violate all the principles of ostensibly good aid stewardship, because the good stewardship of the developed world didn’t get help here in time, and now everyone is dying around you.”

Fake news sites using Facebook to spread Ebola panic (The Verge)

“These sites claim to be satirical but lack even incompetent attempts at anything resembling humor”

How Ben Bradlee dealt with flacks (Washington Post)

“I would like to be sure that you understand that we trust our editors’ news judgement and that we distrust yours”

Ben Bradlee, 93 (WaPo)

“From the moment he took over The Post newsroom in 1965, Mr. Bradlee sought to create an important newspaper that would go far beyond the traditional model of a metropolitan daily”

Bloggingheads

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