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Thank you, Mr. Trillin …

Easily the smartest thing connected with The New York Times Magazine’s tedious essay contest on the ethics of eating meat... More

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Beyonce’s no Girl Friday

The New York Association of Black Journalists is hearing from the media (social and otherwise) about the decision to award... More

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What’s Slate been up to?

It's been more than a year since we profiled Slate for CJR's Guide to Online News Startups (then the News... More

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NYT’s hockey series gets Dart Award

The NYT’s series on the life and death of hockey enforcer Derek Boogaard won a Dart Award last night (WNYC’s... More

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National Mag Awards announced

The American Society of Magazine Editors announced this year's National Magazine Awards at a black-tie ceremony Thursday night. Time netted... More

Two cheers for the FCC

Update, 6 p.m.: ProPublica's Justin Elliott reports that stations in the top 50 markets will have to start posting files... More

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Nikki Haley Strikes a Pose

The intersecting sliver of the “Tea Party”-“Vogue” Venn diagram would seem to be a razor-thin one, but the latest politician... More

Murdoch vs. Muto

Let me get this straight: Even as Rupert Murdoch’s media empire remains under official scrutiny for an allegedly extensive phone-hacking... More

ProPublica is fundraising with journo tees

Love journalism enough to wear it? ProPublica is currently running a fundraising campaign on Selfless Tee, a San Francisco-based company... More

Katie Roiphe’s Click Bait Win is a Discourse Fail

Among the clusters of folks I follow on Twitter—media critics, yoga bloggers, friends—the group that’s consistently most entertaining is the... More

Super PACs at the State Level: A Different Story

Spending by super PACs and other independent groups in 2012 federal races is readily available at websites like OpenSecrets.org and... More

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

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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