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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

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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

Why won’t journalists ask Bill Cosby the tough questions? - Sexual assault charges are hardly ever mentioned to the TV star

Knoxville’s alt-weekly wasn’t losing money. It got shut down anyway - Scripps pulls the plug on Metro Pulse in favor of an entertainment supplement for the local daily

Chuck Todd’s Obama book says more about the author than it does about the president - ‘The Stranger’ underscores a broader problem with the way we cover politics

Beware labeling Pope Francis a liberal - Political boxes like liberal/conservative and evolutionist/creationist miss his real significance

The Virginian-Pilot produces a breakthrough investigation amid layoffs - Reporter John Holland discusses how the story came together, newsroom cutbacks, and colleagues who cover for each other


Which media outlets use ‘illegal immigrant’? (Fusion)

“[I]n spite of all the good reasons not to use the phrase, it is still very easy to find in the US press, even in headlines”

Jack Shafer on losing his job (Capital New York)

“Right now, my immediate plan is to go to work as a lay therapist at The Intercept to bring the healing there so John Cook and Matt Taibbi can return. I have great interpersonal skills.”

On outlets that continue to call unknown drone victims ‘militants’ (The Intercept)

“Like the US drone program itself, this deceitful media practice continues unabated”

UNITY’s convention is no more (All Digitocracy)

“The organization’s board of directors decided that UNITY will no longer host the quadrennial conferences for which it had become known”

Bloggingheads

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

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