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Four Times Journalists Recall Captivity in Libya

There is much to shock and rattle you in today’s first-hand account from the New York Times journalists captured—and now... More

“We Followed in the Bubble”

My daily newspaper went to Brazil with President Obama and all I got (well, not all) was this "quick video... More

LynNell Hancock on the Problem with Teacher Scores: A CJR Podcast

In the cover story of CJR’s March/April issue, “Tested: Covering schools in the age of micro-measurement,” LynNell Hancock writes, “The... More

Glenn Beck Puts Japan in Context

“Hello America. There is a lot of evil in the world.” Yesterday, after admonishing President Obama for celebrating women’s history,... More

The Newspaper Guild Calls for HuffPo Boycott

The Newspaper Guild of America, which represents 26,000 media workers across the country, has called for a strike of unpaid... More

NYT Whitewashes its Japan Error

If you’re having trouble tracking the twists and turns as Japanese workers struggle at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, you’re... More

NYT Announces Paywall Details, In Effect March 28

After months of speculation and anticipation from all sides of the industry, The New York Times revealed Thursday morning the... More

Bardach Takes the Stand, Begrudgingly

Yesterday Ann Louise Bardach, a veteran Cuba reporter, was compelled to testify in the messy federal trial of Luis Posada,... More

WikiLeaks Cables Used to Dig on Japan Quake

An interesting development on the media front of the Japan quake-tsunami-nuclear disaster: some British newspapers are using WikiLeaks’s U.S.... More

Shameless Japan “Coverage” from MSNBC, CBS

A dart to MSNBC and its new hire, Martin Bashir, who used the monologue part of his eponymous cable news... More

Brooke Kroeger on James O’Keefe and Undercover Reporting: A CJR Podcast

Is James O’Keefe a “journalist”? Does it matter? Do the political goals of an undercover reporter—or activist—affect the value of... More

A Glimpse into WaPo’s Editing Practices

Gawker’s Hamilton Nolan reports that earlier today The Washington Post published a story online by The Courier-Journal’s Laura Ungar that... More

Somebody still believes in magazines…

An interesting development on the growing terror-and-glossy-mags beat today: al-Fajer Media is reportedly distributing Al-Qaeda’s first women’s mag, Al-Shamikha (“majestic... More

Walking Out on 60 Minutes: A Time-Honored Tradition

This past weekend, 60 Minutes correspondent Bob Simon was interviewing “Curve Ball,” the notorious Iraq defector whose fabrications about his... More

Ukrainian Teens Shoot in Crimea

An interesting exhibition opened at New York’s Paley Center last Thursday; those interested in photography and experiments in the field... More

How Forbes got to $475 million - That’s what a Hong Kong investor has agreed to pay for a firm that two years ago had trouble paying its rent

Are female journalists up to the job of a Jill Abramson interview? - Reporters avoid unflattering discussion about her firing

How to check if that viral video is true - Journalists don’t always verify user-generated content, so readers need to learn how to verify what they see online

The Grand Dame of Florida reporting has retired twice, but she’s still causing trouble - A conversation with the Tampa Bay Times’ Lucy Morgan

Brick by brick - After years of shrinking ambition at The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos has the paper thinking global domination


The 10 worst New Yorker longreads (Gawker)

“[A]pparently [Adam] Gopnik did not know you could bake fancy breads from France and other cultures. So he got his mom to teach him how to bake them. A fine anecdote, maybe, to tell a friend or a therapist. But in this case he wrote about it for the New Yorker, a magazine.”

Insufferable parenthetical asides, ranked (The Hairpin)

18. (strictly for the mise-en-scene)

You are now entering the demented kingdom of William T. Vollmann (TNR)

“Franzen tells a hilarious story of being a young writer in New York, meeting Vollmann, becoming fast friends, and inaugurating a draft swap. A while later, they exchanged work. Franzen gave Vollmann a dozen chiseled pages. Vollmann gave Franzen an entire novel.”

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