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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

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Don’t think pink

Hey journalists, how do you navigate the “pink ghetto”? For starters, try changing the language used to describe topics traditionally... More

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Politico goes for ‘fair and balanced’

Last week, Politico rocked the insidery world of political journalism with an article, written by executive editor Jim VandeHei and... More

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How David Simon is wrong about paywalls

David Simon is a talented writer and storyteller, but is he qualified to give advice to publishers about how to... More

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When watchdog meets lapdog

The New York Times's report last week on the Obama administration's secret "kill list" of Al Qaeda suspects and the... More

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In Thailand, moderate comments or go to jail

For 20 days in the 2010, a user comment, later deemed by Thai officials as offensive to the king, was... More

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Election 2012 coverage: another gender gap

Earlier this week, I wrote about the persisting gender gap in opinion media. Women’s voices were especially lacking in legacy... More

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Class, warfare

Paul Fussell, historian and cultural critic, died last week at 88. With his death, America lost a steady voice for... More

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Talking back to Alan Simpson

Former Wyoming Sen. Alan Simpson, as followers of the entitlements debate know, is, shall we say, tart-tongued and gutsy. Or,... More

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Turning users into supporters

Building an actively involved audience ranks high on the priority list for news organizations, but as outlets around the country... More

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Welcome to the blogosphere, Mischiefs of Faction

The rise of ideologically coherent, well-disciplined political parties is probably the key fact to focus on if you want to... More

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David Simon, creator of The Wire and Treme, on the Times-Picayune cuts

It's grievous what is happening to regional newspapers, especially. But the whole industry will continue to collapse until everyone swallows... More

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The Times-Picayune cuts staff and print runs

The news hit late Wednesday night that the storied New Orleans Times-Picayune, the newspaper that served as a community rock... More

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Broadcasters sue to keep political ad buy data offline

The National Association of Broadcasters—which represents parent companies of NBC, CBS, and Fox, among others—yesterday moved to halt the Federal... More

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The Pulitzer Prize luncheon, storified

The Pulitzer Prizes were officially presented to recipients on Monday afternoon at Columbia University's Low Library rotunda. See attendee reactions... More

Why Obama’s statement on reporters’ arrests in Ferguson is hypocritical - The president defends reporters in Ferguson, but demands compliance from James Risen

Apple can’t hide from a 20-year-old reporter - The University of Michigan student gets behind the tech titan’s newest products

Finding James Foley - This 2013 story takes a look at GlobalPost’s search for the photojournalist

Gannett cribs from Advance Publications playbook for struggling newspapers - Staff compete for fewer jobs; ‘readers become the assignment editor’

First Look runs headlong into journalism’s two big problems - Growing pains at the Omidyar/Greenwald venture


Tour guide wars at a Paris cemetery (WSJ)

“Because dead men tell no tales, visitors to Père Lachaise cemetery lend their ears to Bertrand Beyern”

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”

Bloggingheads

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

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