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New platform to connect journalists and publishers launches

A new platform to help freelance journalists aggregate their work will be launched on Thursday. Contently aims to help journalists... More

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ProPublica reporter gets the Treme treatment

A.C. Thompson's reporting on transgressions by the New Orleans police force in the wake of Hurricane Katrina led to an... More

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Internet Archive launches TV news database

Internet Archive, which hosts the Wayback Machine (very helpful to find now-dead websites or earlier versions of existing ones …... More

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Andrew Ross Sorkin mixes a message

Andrew Ross Sorkin thinks Occupy Wall Street fizzled. Fair enough—he writes opinions, and in this one he has a lot... More

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The wrong kind of attention

Talking about the relevance of magazine cover images feels comparable to mentioning that a newspaper story was “above the fold”—both... More

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USA Today’s 30th birthday bash

Thursday night, the Gannett Company gathered employees, friends, and family at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC, to celebrate... More

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Two new surveys shed light on trust and circulation of British press

Two surveys released on Wednesday show the UK newspaper with the highest combined print and online readership is also the... More

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Aggregation aggravation

How much aggregation is too much? It's been years since aggregator extraordinaire Huffington Post entered the online media fray, and... More

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Recommendations from journalism profs

The Columbia campus is suddenly flooded with new students, some of them young journalists about to embark on the 10-month... More

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By the lake

Last week, in the Science Times section of The New York Times, at the bottom of Page 3, there was... More

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Under the influence

This morning, Tom Brokaw went on Morning Joe and seemed a little out of it (you can watch the video... More

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CJR Audio: investing in local news startups

In most of the startup world, capital is everything. It costs money to build an institution and sustain its growth... More

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Why Fox is essential viewing

The Republican convention brought more evidence of The New York Times’s soft spot for Fox News. On Friday, the paper... More

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Reddit gets an edit

In case you didn't get it from President Obama's site-crashing visit or Poynter's four-times-tweeted since August 30 article that hailed... More

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Is journalism’s future bright?

For the past few years, journalists bemoaned the bleak state of their industry. Conferences and meetings were somber affairs full... 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


The 10 worst New Yorker longreads (Gawker)

“[A]pparently [Adam] Gopnik did not know you could bake fancy breads from France and other cultures. So he got his mom to teach him how to bake them. A fine anecdote, maybe, to tell a friend or a therapist. But in this case he wrote about it for the New Yorker, a magazine.”

Insufferable parenthetical asides, ranked (The Hairpin)

18. (strictly for the mise-en-scene)

You are now entering the demented kingdom of William T. Vollmann (TNR)

“Franzen tells a hilarious story of being a young writer in New York, meeting Vollmann, becoming fast friends, and inaugurating a draft swap. A while later, they exchanged work. Franzen gave Vollmann a dozen chiseled pages. Vollmann gave Franzen an entire novel.”

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

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