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Mercury News “Sponsored Bills” Reporter nominated for a Goldsmith

San Jose Mercury News reporter Karen de Sa has been nominated for the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting, annually handed... More

NYT Photographer Moises Saman Injured in Tunisia

The New York Times's Lens blog reports that photographer Moises Saman was "mildly injured" on Tuesday in Tunisia when six... More

Beltway Reacts to Passing of Meet the Press “Butler”

Today, the Washington Post profiles Saadalla Mohamed Aly, the "perenially tuxedoed butler" (no lie!) for NBC's Sunday morning political chat... More

Andrea Mitchell Crosses the Line

NBC’s Andrea Mitchell was bummed out yesterday on her show, Andrea Mitchell Reports, when Melody Barnes, director of the White... More

State of the Union, in a Word

Last night NPR asked listeners to describe President Obama's State of the Union address "in three words," and then ran... More

NYT On The LAT’s Community Relations Problem

The front page of Monday’s New York Times business page pays a backhanded compliment to its West Coast rival with... More

Resignation Follows U.K. Phone Hacking Scandal

Andy Coulson, the communication director for British prime minister David Cameron, has resigned as a result of the ongoing “phone... More

A Suspicious Palin Moratorium

So… Dana Milbank at The Washington Post is calling for February to be a Sarah Palin-free month. Not in the... More

Head-Smacking Headline Typo

The front page of Monday’s edition: Hey, we’ve all been there. In all of my time doing copy editing, I’ve... More

OMG! Skinny Bam Bam Has Parasites (ew)

The National Enquirer, that once maligned rag whose name can now be whispered in the same sentence as “Pulitzer Prize”—though... More

Tunisia “Mesmerized” Journalists

Worth a re-read, (especially) in light of current events in Tunisia: this CJR piece from November in which Justin D.... More

Comcast Takeover of NBC Gets the Go-Ahead

The Justice Department and the Federal Communications Commission announced on Tuesday that they would approve the merger of Comcast and... More

Is Oprah’s Boring-ness Contagious?

I caught the last ten minutes of CNN’s debut of Piers Morgan Tonight on Monday. Accordingly, I will refrain from... More

Vanessa M. Gezari on “Crossfire in Kandahar”: a CJR Podcast

The January/February issue cover story, "Crossfire in Kandahar," discusses the particular obstacles that journalists face when reporting in Afghanistan, even... More

Shielding Reality

Take the time on this holiday to read SF Weekly’s fascinating and troubling look from last week at Bait Car,... 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


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.

An Old Fogey’s Analysis of a Teenager’s View on Social Media (Medium)

“I feel the need to offer my perspective as someone who is not a teenager but who has thought about these issues extensively for years.”

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