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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

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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

Serial creators don’t know what will happen to Adnan Syed - New developments in his legal case suggest that the outcome is wide open

The press is responsible for ignoring Bill Cosby rape allegations - Where were journalists 10 years ago when claims originally surfaced against him?

Journalism has a plagiarism problem. But it’s not the one you’d expect - Fareed Zakaria’s case highlights news organizations’ ethical grey areas

4 topics John Oliver explained more clearly than television news - The political satirist brings explainer comedy to HBO viewers

Will radio save science journalism? - WNYC will soon have a new health unit


CNN reporters in Ferguson provide coverage of CNN reporters in Ferguson (Slate)

“[T]here was little that justified CNN’s egocentric coverage”

Which media outlets use ‘illegal immigrant’? (Fusion)

“[I]n spite of all the good reasons not to use the phrase, it is still very easy to find in the US press, even in headlines”

Jack Shafer on losing his job (Capital New York)

“Right now, my immediate plan is to go to work as a lay therapist at The Intercept to bring the healing there so John Cook and Matt Taibbi can return. I have great interpersonal skills.”

On outlets that continue to call unknown drone victims ‘militants’ (The Intercept)

“Like the US drone program itself, this deceitful media practice continues unabated”

Bloggingheads

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

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