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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

Upstate/Downstate Divide in Gillibrand Coverage

Any native New Yorker can tell you that the Empire State really has two domains: upstate and downstate (or, if... More

By Blago Interview #14, What’s Left To Ask?

What's left to ask when you're conducting the 17th 14th (of 17, total*) interview with Gov. Blagojevich in 48 hours... More

Did Blago Make “Self-Condemning News” On Maddow’s Show?

MSNBC's Rachel Maddow, directly after her interview with Gov. Blagojevich last night, wondered on-air: Did he just confess to me... More

Calling All “Enlightened Philanthropists…”

On today's New York Times op-ed page, David Swensen and Michael Schmidt (an investment officer and a financial analyst, respectively,... More

Kindle 1.0: Fired

In "The Future of Reading," Ezra Klein gave a mixed review to the physical aspect of Amazon's Kindle. The screen... More

“The Epidemic That Wasn’t” (Even If We Said It Was)

Maybe you're old enough to remember the media coverage of "crack babies" back in the '80s and '90s? Allow the... More

“Dream” Deferred?

Earlier this hour, the following weather-related headline appeared on the NBC News Washington Web site: Moments after I took that... More

Rabbit at Rest

John Updike, celebrated novelist and literary critic, has died of lung cancer at 76. Updike's Wikipedia page was updated to... More

Fox Fumbles Geography

CJR reader Dan writes in with a tip about a recent Fox News segment called "Terrorists in Your Backyard," in... More

Want To Be “Envelop[ed] in a Multimedia Web of [Rick] Warren’s Message”?

Then you'll want to pay the $30 subscription fee Reader's Digest is charging for Pastor Rick Warren's new quarterly magazine,... More

Franklin: “By Watching [The Inauguration] On TV, I’d Missed It”

I recommend (after a colleague recommended it to me) reading Nancy Franklin's "On Television" column in the current New Yorker... More

Woodward Tells Matthews Something He Doesn’t Know

I am sure, though I can't find a link at this moment, that I have complained before about the "Tell... More

Virginian-Pilot journalists: Corporate management pressure is stifling coverage - “Lovers of journalism in this newsroom are pissed. It’s bad.”

Paper files public records request—and city’s response is a lawsuit - Local officials argue Montana courts should strike balance between privacy and disclosure

BBC Pop-Up reports from small town America - A small team is traveling across the United States for six months in hopes of finding underreported local stories

What game design can do for journalism - Three newly selected fellows at American University talk about the medium’s future

Timeline, an app based on ‘the history of…’ - But chronology doesn’t reveal everything


Photojournalism while pregnant (NYT Mag)

“Momentarily forgetting I was pregnant, I jockeyed for a position close enough to capture the initial moments of euphoria, hurling myself into the mix of hundreds of frenzied relatives. As the weight of men started to close in on me, I realized how vulnerable I was and started to panic.”

We should all step back from security journalism (Medium)

“It should be made clear, in law, that the tasks security reseachers do to make the net more secure and journalists do to understand and contextualize the truth for the public are not crimes”

Trust In Business And Media Is Declining, But People Have Faith In Search Engines (Buzzfeed)

People have become less trusting of major institutions, according to the annual Edelman Trust Barometer. And large majorities doubt that businesses want to make the world a better place.

With New Charlie Hebdo Cover, News Value Should Have Prevailed (NYT)

Public editor Margaret Sullivan on why the paper should have published the images.

Bloggingheads

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

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