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Keeping journalism nonprofits vital

While it didn't find one magic solution, a new study did show that nonprofit media are most likely to remain... More

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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

The ethics of The Guardian’s Whisper bombshell - It would have been a journalistic lapse not to have told readers

Gawker: The internet bully - Nick Denton’s media empire is an intellectual online fraternity that invites people to their parties only to make them buy the booze

The Washington Post short-sells a reporter’s integrity - Steven Pearlstein smears TheStreet’s Adam Feuerstein for criticizing a biotech firm

Former Sun-Times staffers react to top reporter’s resignation - “Whereas we don’t have all the answers, we have way too many questions about what happened here”

Stop trolling your readers - We know you’re only doing it for clicks


Which news org is the most trusted? (Pew)

The answer is complicated

‘My Captivity’ (NYT Mag)

An American journalist on his two-year kidnapping in Syria

FBI faked an AP story, in Seattle Times style, to catch a suspect (Seattle Times)

“‘We are outraged that the FBI, with the apparent assistance of the US Attorney’s Office, misappropriated the name of The Seattle Times to secretly install spyware on the computer of a crime suspect,’ said Seattle Times Editor Kathy Best”

How one reporter copes inside the ‘Ebola bubble’ (BuzzFeed)

“Bring gloves to give nurses you meet at clinics, even if you’re there for a story. Get small change to give to the kids who have been out of school for months and are selling ground nuts for pitiful sums on the side of road. Hell, give them candy. Violate all the principles of ostensibly good aid stewardship, because the good stewardship of the developed world didn’t get help here in time, and now everyone is dying around you.”

Bloggingheads

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

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