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Pass the #popcorn

According to a recent Pew study, 15 percent of adults online use Twitter — 8 percent daily. I’ve yet to... More

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Burying the lede

This American Life host Ira Glass recently did an “Ask Me Anything” on Reddit. “Sound_Sop” asked him: “It’s 2012 and... More

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Columbia J-school dean stepping down

Nicholas Lemann, dean of Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism, will be stepping down at the end of the current academic... More

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New Yorker writers dish about their craft

The New Yorker Festival brought back its collaboration with The Moth again on Friday for “Tales out of School 4,”... More

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Mayhem porn

In the minutes after Fox News accidentally aired footage of a carjacking suspect's suicide last Friday—"That didn't belong on TV,"... More

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Muck Rack hosts a meetup with NBC News

Muck Rack, the startup that aggregates media tweets, hosted its first New York meetup at 30 Rock on Tuesday night... More

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The bogeyman is back!

Aw come on! We would have thought by now the $716 billion Medicare bogeyman was dead and buried. Maybe not.... More

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Knight News Challenge data winners announced

Crowdsourced radiation measurements, a user-friendly organizing tool for community data, and a less confusing display of census information were among... More

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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

Why Obama’s statement on reporters’ arrests in Ferguson is hypocritical - The president defends reporters in Ferguson, but demands compliance from James Risen

Apple can’t hide from a 20-year-old reporter - The University of Michigan student gets behind the tech titan’s newest products

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’

First Look runs headlong into journalism’s two big problems - Growing pains at the Omidyar/Greenwald venture


The McDonald’s in Ferguson (LAT)

“Lately, the restaurant has taken on the appearance of a battered frontier outpost”

Tour guide wars at a Paris cemetery (WSJ)

“Because dead men tell no tales, visitors to Père Lachaise cemetery lend their ears to Bertrand Beyern”

Last call (Medium)

“The death of newspapers is sad, but the threatened loss of journalistic talent is catastrophic. If that’s you, it’s time to learn something outside the production routine of your current job.”

Maureen Dowd on James Risen (NYT)

“Risen may be trapped in Ibsen, but Obama is channeling Orwell”

Bloggingheads

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

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