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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

Pew on Gingrich’s Receding Storyline

Last week, I wrote about the trend in political reporters confessing their bias for an exciting, close primary race; a... More

Dana Milbank Was Right

Earlier today, I posted this story about the number of political journalists who have recently admitted to having a... More

Rebecca MacKinnon discusses new book Consent of the Networked: The Worldwide Struggle for Internet Freedom

Rebecca MacKinnon, a senior fellow at the New America Foundation, visited Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism on Wednesday to... More

RIP: Jonathan “Jack” Idema, Media Con Man

In April 2004, a former U.S. Special Forces soldier named Jonathan Keith Idema started shopping a sizzling story to the... More

Julian Assange’s New Platform: RT

So here’s a partnership we might have seen coming: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will host a TV talk show that... More

About that Univision debate boycott …

Remember that ugly incident back in October when Republican candidates Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum pledged to boycott... More

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

Des Moines Register prepares for a ‘very stressful’ newsroom restructuring - Editor Amalie Nash speaks on turnover, transformation, and a virtual reality adventure

PBS pulls ads from Harper’s Magazine after critical essay - Piece argues public broadcaster has fallen under the sway of political influence and outside money

Should all journalists be on Twitter? - Reasons to take up or forgo the 140-character platform

The Tennessean is borrowing reporters from other Gannett papers - Music columnist Peter Cooper is latest journalist to part ways with Nashville paper


High Times hits middle age (NYMag)

After 40 years, every issue still features a weed centerfold

Lawmakers on why they’re mired in place (Esquire)

Mark Warren “spoke with 90 members of the House and Senate about what’s gone so wrong in Congress. Sometimes it got a little emotional.”

My childhood friend, the ISIS jihadist (Mashable)

How a young Danish man turned extremist

What it’s like to carry a Nobel Prize through Fargo (SciAm)

“And they’re like, ‘Uhhhh. Who gave this to you?’ ‘The King of Sweden.’ ‘Why did he give this to you?’ ‘Because I helped discover the expansion rate of the universe was accelerating.’”

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

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