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‘Hi, Mark!’

Mark Thompson began work today as the new CEO of The New York Times, and the Newspaper Guild was there... More

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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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Fisching for attention

You'd think there would be little to criticize about Southern Poverty Law Center's "Mix It Up at Lunch Day" project,... More

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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

Virginian-Pilot journalists: Corporate management pressure is stifling coverage - “Lovers of journalism in this newsroom are pissed. It’s bad.”

Paper files public records request—and city’s response is a lawsuit - Local officials argue Montana courts should strike balance between privacy and disclosure

BBC Pop-Up reports from small town America - A small team is traveling across the United States for six months in hopes of finding underreported local stories

What game design can do for journalism - Three newly selected fellows at American University talk about the medium’s future

Timeline, an app based on ‘the history of…’ - But chronology doesn’t reveal everything


We should all step back from security journalism (Medium)

“It should be made clear, in law, that the tasks security reseachers do to make the net more secure and journalists do to understand and contextualize the truth for the public are not crimes”

Trust In Business And Media Is Declining, But People Have Faith In Search Engines (Buzzfeed)

People have become less trusting of major institutions, according to the annual Edelman Trust Barometer. And large majorities doubt that businesses want to make the world a better place.

With New Charlie Hebdo Cover, News Value Should Have Prevailed (NYT)

Public editor Margaret Sullivan on why the paper should have published the images.

An Old Fogey’s Analysis of a Teenager’s View on Social Media (Medium)

“I feel the need to offer my perspective as someone who is not a teenager but who has thought about these issues extensively for years.”

Bloggingheads

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

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