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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

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

Virginian-Pilot journalists: Corporate management pressure is stifling coverage - “Lovers of journalism in this newsroom are pissed. It’s bad.”

The worst journalism of 2014 - A recap of the year’s most cringeworthy news blunders

Why the media don’t get Detroit—and why it matters - Coverage of declining cities is too often simplistic and lacking historical context

21st-century censorship - Governments around the world are using stealthy strategies to manipulate the media

Jesse Brown punctures Canada’s media bubble - The independent journalist uses his website and podcast to break stories that might otherwise go unpublished


We should all step back from security journalism (Medium)

“It should be made clear, in law, that the tasks security reseachers do to make the net more secure and journalists do to understand and contextualize the truth for the public are not crimes”

Trust In Business And Media Is Declining, But People Have Faith In Search Engines (Buzzfeed)

People have become less trusting of major institutions, according to the annual Edelman Trust Barometer. And large majorities doubt that businesses want to make the world a better place.

With New Charlie Hebdo Cover, News Value Should Have Prevailed (NYT)

Public editor Margaret Sullivan on why the paper should have published the images.

An Old Fogey’s Analysis of a Teenager’s View on Social Media (Medium)

“I feel the need to offer my perspective as someone who is not a teenager but who has thought about these issues extensively for years.”

Bloggingheads

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

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