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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

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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

Q&A: An Apple critic with plenty to say - John Siracusa’s legendary - and lengthy - Apple reviews reach their 15th year

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

4 topics John Oliver explained more clearly than television news - The political satirist brings explainer comedy to HBO viewers

Michael Brown shooting and the crimes journalists choose as newsworthy - Examining why black suspects are covered at a greater proportion than they commit crimes

GOP-backed fake news sites target Dems in congressional races - - Unlike The Onion and other satire sites, the goal is to fool voters, not make them laugh


New WaPo publisher (WaPo)

The departure of Katharine Weymouth ends eight decades of Graham family leadership

The impact of watching executions (PSmag)

“[E]xecutions, even for people who support capital punishment, and even when the criminals being put to death evoke little personal sympathy because of the nature of their crimes, take a toll on witnesses”

Times of India demands employee social media passwords (Quartz)

The company will possess log-in information and will be free to post any material to the account without journalists’ knowledge

Reconnecting with a story source, 17 years later (Hartford Courant)

“People who say reporters exploit people? You are right, we do. We parachute into people’s lives, sidle up, convince them that we care — and then disengage when the story is over. But that doesn’t mean we don’t connect, in a genuine way.”

Bloggingheads

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

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