Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Last Update: Tue 3:20 PM EST

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Like steam, ping-pong balls, and Omar Sharif

On Wednesday, scientists at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, which runs the world’s largest particle accelerator and collider... More

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A difference of Opinionator

Cartoonist and essayist Tim Kreider’s latest piece for The New York Times Opinionator series on anxiety was well received by... More

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Don’t assume AP intern’s cause of death

The death of Armando Montaño, a 22-year-old Associated Press intern in Mexico City, is a tragic loss to the world... More

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Anderson Cooper (finally) exits the closet [updated]

Anderson Cooper’s sexual orientation has been something of an open secret for some time. But Monday morning, he finally came... More

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Think before you tweet

Today’s frenzied (social) media reaction to the Supreme Court’s decision on President Obama’s healthcare reform was, as many journalists have... More

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The two David Carrs

Since joining The New York Times in 2002, David Carr has become America’s most visible and influential writer on the... More

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The Nora Ephron problem

Before she felt bad about her neck, Nora Ephron felt bad about her breasts. When she was a 19-year-old virgin,... More

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Tomorrow meets its Kickstarter goal in hours

After GOOD magazine fired most of its editorial staff in early June, the axed staffers decided they wanted to produce... More

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Escape from Thailand: Epilogue

In September, I wrote the long and unusual story of how I had become the subject of an arrest warrant... More

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The best kickers of the week

At the close of a week surely inspired by Dante's Inferno, here are our picks for the week's coolest endings.... More

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Gladwell makes excuses for Lehrer

The media drama surrounding Jonah Lehrer continued Thursday with author Malcolm Gladwell offering a weak defense of his embattled colleague,... More

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Rubio and Univision: Détente

Just months ago, it seemed quite plausible that Florida’s much-in-the-news Hispanic Senator Marco Rubio might never speak to the Florida-based... More

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He said, she said

Gossip, according to longtime New York Post columnist Earl Wilson, is hearing something you like about someone you don’t. I... More

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Live from Tampa and Charlotte: it’s NYT and BuzzFeed

One way to generate news during the ample down time at the Democratic and Republican National Conventions is to "frantically... More

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Knight News Challenge winners announced

Geographically organized breaking news video aggregation, natural-disaster community Web portals, and a secure service for sensitive reporter-source contact are some... More

How Forbes got to $475 million - That’s what a Hong Kong investor has agreed to pay for a firm that two years ago had trouble paying its rent

Are female journalists up to the job of a Jill Abramson interview? - Reporters avoid unflattering discussion about her firing

How to check if that viral video is true - Journalists don’t always verify user-generated content, so readers need to learn how to verify what they see online

The Grand Dame of Florida reporting has retired twice, but she’s still causing trouble - A conversation with the Tampa Bay Times’ Lucy Morgan

Brick by brick - After years of shrinking ambition at The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos has the paper thinking global domination


How to be a decent entertainment reporter (Eric Danton)

“Here’s how not to suck at it: Don’t write like an entertainment reporter”

A First Look update (First Look Media)

“[R]ather than immediately launching a large collection of digital ‘magazines’ based on strong, expert journalists with their own followings, as we imagined earlier, we’ll begin by building out the two we’ve started and then explore adding new ones as we learn”

The White House deploys minders to interviews all the time (WaPo)

“Almost every officially sanctioned exchange between reporters and the proverbial ‘senior administration officials’ is conducted in the presence of a press staffer”

The down-and-dirty history of TMZ (BuzzFeed)

“TMZ’s real engine — what defines its mission, what legitimizes it and sets it apart — is a unique and controversial mix of scandal mongering and investigative journalism”

Bloggingheads

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

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