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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

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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

Why won’t journalists ask Bill Cosby the tough questions? - Sexual assault charges are hardly ever mentioned to the TV star

Knoxville’s alt-weekly wasn’t losing money. It got shut down anyway - Scripps pulls the plug on Metro Pulse in favor of an entertainment supplement for the local daily

Chuck Todd’s Obama book says more about the author than it does about the president - ‘The Stranger’ underscores a broader problem with the way we cover politics

Beware labeling Pope Francis a liberal - Political boxes like liberal/conservative and evolutionist/creationist miss his real significance

The Virginian-Pilot produces a breakthrough investigation amid layoffs - Reporter John Holland discusses how the story came together, newsroom cutbacks, and colleagues who cover for each other


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”

UNITY’s convention is no more (All Digitocracy)

“The organization’s board of directors decided that UNITY will no longer host the quadrennial conferences for which it had become known”

On the ground in Aleppo (Syria Deeply)

Francesca Borri on reporting from a razed city

Bloggingheads

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

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