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By the Numbers: New Yorker’s Bachmann Profile

The following is a list of words you will encounter (and number of times) in Ryan Lizza’s fascinating, detail-packed New... More

Mapping Violence Against Journalists in Afghanistan

Last week, Ahmed Omed Khpulwak, a 25-year old stringer for the BBC, was killed in a suicide bomb attack in... More

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

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


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.”

Fake news sites using Facebook to spread Ebola panic (The Verge)

“These sites claim to be satirical but lack even incompetent attempts at anything resembling humor”

How Ben Bradlee dealt with flacks (Washington Post)

“I would like to be sure that you understand that we trust our editors’ news judgement and that we distrust yours”

Ben Bradlee, 93 (WaPo)

“From the moment he took over The Post newsroom in 1965, Mr. Bradlee sought to create an important newspaper that would go far beyond the traditional model of a metropolitan daily”

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