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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

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Required skimming: food politics and policy

This month, CJR presents “Required Skimming,” a daily miniguide to our staffers’ beats and obsessions, ranging from finance to food.... More

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Required skimming: data journalism

This month, CJR presents “Required Skimming,” a daily miniguide to our staffers’ beats and obsessions, ranging from finance to food.... More

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Required skimming: journalism business models

This month, CJR presents “Required Skimming,” a daily miniguide to our staffers’ beats and obsessions, ranging from finance to food.... More

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Journalism crash course in Jersey

Imagine that it is days after the shootings at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, WI, earlier this month, and... More

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Required skimming: tech

This month, CJR presents “Required Skimming,” a daily miniguide to our staffers’ beats and obsessions, ranging from finance to food.... 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


High Times hits middle age (NYMag)

After 40 years, every issue still features a weed centerfold

Lawmakers on why they’re mired in place (Esquire)

Mark Warren “spoke with 90 members of the House and Senate about what’s gone so wrong in Congress. Sometimes it got a little emotional.”

My childhood friend, the ISIS jihadist (Mashable)

How a young Danish man turned extremist

What it’s like to carry a Nobel Prize through Fargo (SciAm)

“And they’re like, ‘Uhhhh. Who gave this to you?’ ‘The King of Sweden.’ ‘Why did he give this to you?’ ‘Because I helped discover the expansion rate of the universe was accelerating.’”

Bloggingheads

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

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