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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

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New NYT public editor brings experience, online savvy

On Monday, The New York Times announced that its search for a new public editor had ended with the appointment... More

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Diane Sawyer’s ‘hot’ newscast

Over the weekend, CJR contributor Paul Friedman appeared on Reliable Sources to discuss the subject of his CJR cover story,... More

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Listen: Swing States Project staffer on weak coverage of Bain dispute

On Friday, Brendan Nyhan, The Swing States Project’s New Hampshire correspondent, talked with On the Media’s Bob Garfield about shortcomings... More

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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

Reporters fail to capture implications of pension provision - A ‘big shift’ tucked into the spending bill goes under-examined

The New Republic: A public trust or a business? - How Chris Hughes turned a 100-year-old publication into a “product”

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

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

The problem with sharing uncredited photos - “Just because you put something on the internet does not give people the right to steal it”


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”

Bloggingheads

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

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