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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

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A game of telephone fools the Times

The New York Times posts a nasty correction on its Sunday op-ed by William Deresiewicz, who asserted that a study... More

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What Warren Buffett sees in local newspapers

On Thursday, Warren Buffett announced he will spend $142 million to purchase 63 local and regional newspapers from the Richmond,... More

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Don’t take my traditional Internet away!

Over at Nieman Lab, Adrienne LaFrance has an interesting interview with Talking Points Memo publisher Josh Marshall about his efforts... More

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Why China ejected Melissa Chan

Is this the kind of reporting that got Al Jazeera correspondent Melissa Chan expelled from China last week? The foreign... More

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Seattle news site PubliCola is out of business

The Seattle-based political news site PubliCola is closing, despite strong readership. As founder Josh Feit describes in a post, the... More

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Poynter chat: How to mine TV stations’ political files

CJR has been writing since late last year about a proposed FCC rule that would require local TV stations to... More

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So you think you can dance?

Sarah Tressler, the Houston Chronicle society reporter who was fired in March shortly after the Houston Press exposed she also... More

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OffTheBus takes a ‘breather’

OffTheBus, The Huffington Post’s citizen journalism program for campaign coverage, hasn’t posted new content in almost a month. But the... More

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9 newsroom buyouts at the Hartford Courant (updated)

First, a disclosure: I have a soft spot for the Hartford Courant. It’s my hometown daily. I interned there twice... More

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Who you calling ‘working-class’?

Attention all political reporters and editors. If you don’t know about the Center for Working-Class Studies at Youngstown State, in... More

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Watch: CJR’s panel on digital press freedoms

In honor of its 50th birthday, CJR’s southern presence expanded Monday beyond its one-man DC bureau, as editors and fellow... 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.”

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

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