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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

The State endorses Huntsman … for the day

Yesterday, under the headline, "Huntsman could bring us back together," The State, South Carolina’s largest newspaper, endorsed Jon Huntsman: We... More

An Image Reconsidered

The story, "The Times and the Jews" in our January/February issue is a fascinating, nuanced, and important read. We’re proud... More

A.G. Sulzberger is getting chewed up

It’s beginning to look a lot like a Stephen Bloom reprise. Not even a month after Bloom, a New Jersey... More

North Korean Newspaper Goes English on Web

Last month, on the occasion of the passing of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, I reviewed the 1983 Pyongyang-published book,... More

“Firing” your insurance in Romney’s Massachusetts

Romney’s remark Monday about firing your insurance company apparently harmed him little yesterday in the New Hampshire primary. But as... More

Rick’s Relevant Now

How far has Rick Santorum come to his place in a virtual tie with Mitt Romney at the Iowa Republican... More

New Investment Company Buys Chicago Sun Times

A digitally focused company has purchased an old media standard. Sun-Times Media Holdings, owner of The Chicago Sun-Times and over... More

Hints of Ben Smith’s BuzzFeed Move?

Early today, Politico's Ben Smith announced that he will be "giving up this blog" (the recently renamed and relaunched "Ben... More

Anti-Romney voters’ top concern

Perhaps last month's front-page, fact-packed, 1000-word story about Mitt Romney’s hair, from The New York Times’s Michael Barbaro and Ashley... More

It’s Good to be the Former First Daughter

Bill Carter of The New York Times writes this morning that Chelsea Clinton will be joining NBC News, effective immediately,... More

Over-aggregation, Under-attribution, and Poynter

You may have seen Poynter editor Julie Moos’s quick and thoughtful response to questions posed by CJR assistant editor Erika... More

More Than One Way to ‘Keep it Sparse’

Among the write-ups of last night’s GOP debate is an entry from Politico that is notable because it is just... More

Found: Coverage of FEC “Stalemate”

ProPublica’s Marian Wang describes in a piece posted yesterday the ongoing “gridlock” at the Federal Election Commission (the agency, Wang... 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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