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Damning With Absurd Praise

Check out the comments in Adweek by Gannett’s new chief marketing officer about the company’s flagship newspaper, USA Today. Maryam... More

Witnessing Somalia

Just a quick note: Jeffrey Gettleman's New York Times article from yesterday on famine in Somalia merits an appreciation. It's... More

Palin’s Basketball Diaries

Yes, we've been reviewing the media's coverage of social security and health care and the jobs plan, but we've also... More

Parsing Perry’s ‘Ponzi’ Claim

My short post last week on the failure of a CBS News story to assess the accuracy of Rick Perry’s... More

The Other Rogue

Is Joe McGinniss a jerk? Sarah Palin certainly thinks so: she didn't like it when McGinniss rented the Wasilla house... More

Shouldn’t All Stories be ‘Fact-Check’ Stories?

On the subject of fact-checking the presidential debates, it’s worth noting that while the proliferation of “fact-check” stories over the... More

Ham-fisted Racism at Fox Sports

So Fox Sports hired a comedian to go to the USC campus and make fun of "All American" Asian students... More

News Literacy Expands to DC

For three years, The News Literacy Project has been helping middle- and high-school students in Chicago, New York City, and... More

Hurricane Wood

This weekend New Yorkers endured hours of high winds and heavy rains as Tropical Storm Irene crossed the islands and... More

Post Takes a Look at the ‘Texas Miracle’

In The Washington Post over the weekend, Michael Fletcher did what CJR urged reporters to do last week: he noted... More

Covering Rick Perry: “Exciting!”

Three out of five MSNBC talking heads agree (the other two at the table didn't weigh in): they’d rather cover... More

You Made Your Tweet…

...now wear it. From a wearable technology workshop somewhere inside Microsoft's headquarters comes: The Printing Dress (h/t, joonbug). This black... More

Richmond Times-Dispatch Ad Pull(ed)out

Granted, I'm not fluent in advertising jargon, but it looks to me like this “special advertising pullout” in the Richmond... More

Pres. Obama at Dover

President Obama canceled a scheduled event in Virginia today and, "assuming the grimmest role of his job," as the Associated... More

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

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

Paper files public records request—and city’s response is a lawsuit - Local officials argue Montana courts should strike balance between privacy and disclosure

BBC Pop-Up reports from small town America - A small team is traveling across the United States for six months in hopes of finding underreported local stories

What game design can do for journalism - Three newly selected fellows at American University talk about the medium’s future

Timeline, an app based on ‘the history of…’ - But chronology doesn’t reveal everything


Photojournalism while pregnant (NYT Mag)

“Momentarily forgetting I was pregnant, I jockeyed for a position close enough to capture the initial moments of euphoria, hurling myself into the mix of hundreds of frenzied relatives. As the weight of men started to close in on me, I realized how vulnerable I was and started to panic.”

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.

Bloggingheads

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

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