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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

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Tucker Carlson on the virtue of interruptions

“Most speakers hate to be interrupted, but I enjoy it, having spent about 10 years in cable news getting interrupted... More

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Sunlight’s Scout is a promising new tool

The busy folks at Sunlight Labs recently unveiled a nifty new feature that should be useful for advocates, policy wonks,... More

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Another case of the racy emails

Earlier this week, I wrote about media coverage surrounding the “racy emails” that led to Des Moines, IA, school superintendent... More

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Watch: Swing States Project staffer on coverage of gaffes, changes at GOOD, and Mitt’s Mormonism

Earlier this week, Anna Clark, Michigan correspondent for CJR’s Swing States Project, appeared on bloggingheads.tv’s The Posner Show. Below, watch... More

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Keeping journalism nonprofits vital

While it didn't find one magic solution, a new study did show that nonprofit media are most likely to remain... More

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Heresy on the bayou (updated)

More than the news that it would no longer publish every day; more than the rumor that those left in... More

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Listen: CJR staffer on Politico and media criticism

In his very first piece for CJR last week, intern Peter Sterne criticized Politico’s story that alleged a pro-Obama bias... More

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Learning from others’ Kickstarter mistakes

Journalism professionals, professors, and students are taking their reporting proposals to Kickstarter, and for the past few months I’ve rounded... More

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Dumb and dumber

In April, CNN recorded its lowest monthly ratings in more than 10 years. In May, it recorded its lowest monthly... More

Why The New Yorker’s radical feminism and transgenderism piece was one-sided - “This effectively advances the views of a group that wants to see the genocide of trans women, a group that, data shows, faces extraordinarily high rates of discrimination in every measurable way”

Journalism groups rally around a petition supporting James Risen - The Supreme Court ruled against the NYT reporter, who is refusing to reveal sources

Why one editor won’t run any more op-eds by the Heritage Foundation’s top economist - A reply to Paul Krugman on state taxes and job growth made some incorrect claims

Gannett’s changes bring excitement, some pain, and a full-time beer beat - A conversation with Joshua Awtry, the chain’s top editor in the Carolinas

Build the future - Journalism’s deathwatch is over


Last call (Medium)

“The death of newspapers is sad, but the threatened loss of journalistic talent is catastrophic. If that’s you, it’s time to learn something outside the production routine of your current job.”

Maureen Dowd on James Risen (NYT)

“Risen may be trapped in Ibsen, but Obama is channeling Orwell”

Preparing yourself to cover chaos (Medium)

“There are things you should know before you show up, and you’re not going to find them in the current news cycle”

Journalists can get PTSD right at their desks (PSmag)

A new study correlates exposure to violent images with mental health symptoms

Bloggingheads

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

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