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NYT uses false balance while reporting on false balance

From today’s New York Times, we learn that “Obama Is An Avid Reader, and Critic, of the News,” as the... More

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Required skimming: healthcare 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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Remembering Judith Crist

Judith Crist, the influential film critic, died today at her home in Manhattan. She was 90, and known to millions... More

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Required skimming: music

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: Libor

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: literary criticism

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: campaign finance

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: sports

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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Noticed: #countriesbyvoguewriters

This morning, Newsweek posted a story by Joan Juliet Buck which tells the backstory to her Vogue profile of Syrian... More

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Movie violence chic

In recent weeks, while watching baseball games, The Daily Show, and (I admit) some Seinfeld reruns, I saw what seemed... More

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Are journalists being too harsh to Tablet?

In the TV series Breaking Bad, a science teacher’s terminal cancer diagnosis prompts him to cook meth to make as... More

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On that piece in Tablet

When Nora Ephron succumbed to cancer late last month, many remembrances noted the writer’s embrace of her mother’s assertion that... More

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Could the iPad save magazines?

Though it may have gathered the most attention recently, Huffington, The Huffington Post’s new iPad-only magazine, isn’t the only publication... More

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With Borowitz acquisition, NewYorker.com launches a new humor vertical (Updated)

NewYorker.com's acquisition of Andy Borowitz's The Borowitz Report isn't the only thing that's new to the site on Wednesday. The... More

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Journalism worth preserving

Because journalism is increasingly being turned into an instrument - of the Internet, of commerce, of the popular will (to... More

Hey millionaire tech bros: Have patience with the editorial process - Chris Hughes probably wanted to enable great journalism at first. Then the dust settled and before you know it, he’s shaking everything up again

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

Price hike at UC Berkeley’s journalism school - Governing body approves additional fee of $7,500 starting 2016

Will Denver really have a newspaper war? - As a billionaire floats reviving the Rocky Mountain News, The Denver Post might buckle its chin strap

FOIA reform dies while the press looked the other way - RIP Improvement Act of 2014


The traffic lure of outrage (Slate)

“I didn’t become a journalist to peddle indignation on Facebook. But it sells—the page views don’t lie.”

NBC news producer’s sons were in the besieged school in Peshawar (NBCnews.com)

“I remained silent and didn’t know what to say — I know how such attacks on schools usually end”

Hero mom calls into CSPAN to berate her arguing pundit sons (WaPo)

“This was not planned. She called in on the normal line.”

Dick Cheney doesn’t want to call it torture but the media doesn’t have to follow (Vox)

“People deserve to know that the American government (proudly!) did things that in any other context are called torture”

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

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