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NYT Gives a (Very Reluctant) Kudos to Al Jazeera

And the award for coverage of the Haitian cholera epidemic goes to . . . No, not The New York... More

A Belated Hat-Tip to the Herald’s Trayvon Tick-Tock

I contributed the portion of our roundup of Trayvon Martin coverage that focused on what had been reported about the... More

How to (B)roil a Celebrity

After The New York Times ran a story earlier this month about cookbook ghostwriters, some celebrities whose books were featured... More

Paley Center presents: “The Next Big Thing in Digital News Innovation”

This morning, The Paley Center for Media hosted a forum called “The Next Big Thing in Digital News Innovation,” with... More

GlobalPost’s Charles Sennott: a progress report

GlobalPost’s vice president, Charles Sennott, stopped by Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism yesterday to talk to journalism students. Sennott,... More

Flashback: Super Tuesday 2008 (Vote-zilla!!!)

Today is Super Tuesday! Or, "'pretty good' Tuesday," as MSNBC's delegate math whiz Chuck Todd put it in a wistful... More

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And that’s the way it was: February 27, 1860

Having lost Illinois's election for the US senate in 1858, Abraham Lincoln was a longshot for the presidency in 1860.... More

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And that’s the way it was: February 26, 1909

On February 26, 1909, 21 short films were shown at the Palace Theatre in London. It was the general public's... More

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And that’s the way it was: February 21, 1925

On February 21, 1925, The New Yorker debuted. It was founded by Harold Ross, one of the original members of... More

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And that’s the way it was: February 20, 1943

In his 1941 State of the Union address, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt enumerated four essential human freedoms: freedom of speech,... More

Anthony Shadid: What He Knew

The foreign correspondent Anthony Shadid of The New York Times, has died of an apparent asthma attack while covering the... More

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And that’s the way it was: February 13, 1935

February 13, 1935. Bruno Hauptmann, an ex-convict from Germany, is sentenced to death by electric chair for the abduction and... More

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And that’s the way it was: February 12, 2000

On this date 13 years ago, cartoonist Charles Monroe Schulz died of a heart attack at his home in Santa... More

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And that’s the way it was: February 11, 1990

If it had happened today, it would break the Internet a little. On February 11, 1990, after having served 27... More

Harlan Ellison says: ‘Pay the damn writer!’

Next time someone asks you to write or broadcast something for free, send them this. More

How Forbes got to $475 million - That’s what a Hong Kong investor has agreed to pay for a firm that two years ago had trouble paying its rent

Are female journalists up to the job of a Jill Abramson interview? - Reporters avoid unflattering discussion about her firing

How to check if that viral video is true - Journalists don’t always verify user-generated content, so readers need to learn how to verify what they see online

The Grand Dame of Florida reporting has retired twice, but she’s still causing trouble - A conversation with the Tampa Bay Times’ Lucy Morgan

Brick by brick - After years of shrinking ambition at The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos has the paper thinking global domination


How to be a decent entertainment reporter (Eric Danton)

“Here’s how not to suck at it: Don’t write like an entertainment reporter”

A First Look update (First Look Media)

“[R]ather than immediately launching a large collection of digital ‘magazines’ based on strong, expert journalists with their own followings, as we imagined earlier, we’ll begin by building out the two we’ve started and then explore adding new ones as we learn”

The White House deploys minders to interviews all the time (WaPo)

“Almost every officially sanctioned exchange between reporters and the proverbial ‘senior administration officials’ is conducted in the presence of a press staffer”

The down-and-dirty history of TMZ (BuzzFeed)

“TMZ’s real engine — what defines its mission, what legitimizes it and sets it apart — is a unique and controversial mix of scandal mongering and investigative journalism”

Bloggingheads

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

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