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Thomas Friedman’s fantasy America

Thomas Friedman was delighted by the Supreme Court’s recent decision to uphold the healthcare law. And he was positively thrilled... More

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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

Stop using ‘Brooklyn’ to mean hipster neighborhoods - Elite-oriented outlets typically only cover the borough’s most affluent, Manhattan-adjacent neighborhoods

The Reporters Committee is about to start suing people to help journalists - Katie Townsend joins the organization as its first litigation director

How a Nebraska newspaper kicked off a major prison sentencing scandal - The Omaha World-Herald found that hundreds of inmates were being released early

On media freedom, United Nations plays by its own rules - Months of international crises raises the stakes for reporting on the UN, but investigative journalists remain without a right to information

Keep calm and write a headline worth reading - Ease up on the exaggerations because someday you may need those explosive adjectives when a truly big story lands


Trend Piece (New Yorker)

Buzzword, buzzword, buzzword. Isn’t the buzzword on your mind now? Perhaps it is on other people’s minds? Read on or you’ll be clueless, dated, and without any friends in the world. Buzzword again!

This Is How Joanna Coles Changed Cosmo (Refinery29)

The British reporter-turned-editor has made good on her promises to bring politics to the magazine, win some very big-deal journalism awards, and secure the most interesting exclusive interviews

Awareness, #Awareness, and Ray Rice (The Classical)

The coverage of Ray Rice’s punch is not translating into offering information on domestic violence

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

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