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A Leak about those ‘Despicable’ Leaks

At Politico, Jake Sherman and John Bresnahan have a story this afternoon about the frantic maneuverings by the House GOP... More

Employees at The Bay Citizen Form a Union

New media workers aligned with old labor standards last night, as The Bay Citizen’s unionization got the official stamp of... More

Ready, Set… Comment!

Wonder how the conversation went in the New York Times newsroom that led to this story being placed on the... More

The Idiot Yankee’s Guide to Rick Perry

With Texas Gov. Rick Perry seemingly all but certain to enter the Republican presidential sweepstakes—the latest talk is of an... More

Murdoch, “Humble,” in Global Headlines

Below, a look at how the most recent turns in the phone hacking scandal—yesterday's testimony to Parliament from Rupert and... More

In Other Angles: Blame Brooks’s “Big Hair”

With The Guardian owning the “expensive, risky, time-consuming, stressful—and indispensable” investigative reporting related to the phone hacking scandal, as Dean... More

New Jersey Politics: Not So Much Like National Politics

A word to national political reporters looking to find broader meaning in Chris Christie’s dealings with New Jersey Democrats, or... More

Kurtz: Let He Who is Without…

Howard Kurtz returns to the pages of the Washington Post with a guest column reminding readers that the News of... More

Water keeps rising in NOTW scandal

Archie Bland, foreign editor of The Independent, and author of an excellent and prescient piece for CJR on the News... More

A kingmaker for the invisible primary

Yesterday, we published an interview I conducted with Hans Noel, co-author of the 2008 book The Party Decides: Presidential Nominations... More

The Hack that Broke the Camel’s Back

The scandal surrounding News Corp’s British tabloid News of the World and their practice of hacking into peoples’ voicemail accounts... More

An Underwhelming Bachmann “Gaffe”

Perhaps predictably, many in the media have latched onto presidential candidate Michele Bachmann’s latest gaffe, in which she apparently confused... More

Halperin Sorry for Calling President a “Dick”; Still Suspended

Speaking on MSNBC’s Morning Joe today, TIME editor-at-large and Beltway Terminator Mark Halperin said the president acted like “kind... More

CBSNews.com’s “United States of Influence” Tallies National Frustration

CBSNews.com today launched a new series titled, “United States of Influence,” which looks at why Americans feel so frustrated... More

It’s the Least CNN Could Do…

... name Jessica Yellin chief White House correspondent, after this back in '08: And another Yellin '08 flashback: remember when... More

Apple can’t hide from a 20-year-old reporter - The University of Michigan student gets behind the tech titan’s newest products

Al Jazeera America struggles to get off the margins - A quality-first strategy faces huge hurdles

Finding James Foley - This 2013 story takes a look at GlobalPost’s search for the photojournalist

Gannett cribs from Advance Publications playbook for struggling newspapers - Staff compete for fewer jobs; ‘readers become the assignment editor’

Cop corruption probe sparks newspaper feud - A spiked story is at the center of a bitter fight between Philadelphia’s two dailies


The impact of watching executions (PSmag)

“[E]xecutions, even for people who support capital punishment, and even when the criminals being put to death evoke little personal sympathy because of the nature of their crimes, take a toll on witnesses”

Times of India demands employee social media passwords (Quartz)

The company will possess log-in information and will be free to post any material to the account without journalists’ knowledge

Reconnecting with a story source, 17 years later (Hartford Courant)

“People who say reporters exploit people? You are right, we do. We parachute into people’s lives, sidle up, convince them that we care — and then disengage when the story is over. But that doesn’t mean we don’t connect, in a genuine way.”

The McDonald’s in Ferguson (LAT)

“Lately, the restaurant has taken on the appearance of a battered frontier outpost”

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