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Coalition to Protect Workplace Lollygaggers

Need a Monday morning study break? Try out the Political Action Committee (PAC) Name Generator, created by the Sunlight Foundation... More

Hear CJR on WNYC

CJR’s Clint Hendler was on WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show Friday morning discussing the recent release of The Paterson E-Mails.... More

What Was That?

Minutes ago the Times posted what seemed like a Julian Assange video on its T style blog—one that was protected... More

The Ongoing Burmese “Information Challenge”

Over at PBS MediaShift, Simon Roughneen has a fascinating report on the ongoing difficulties of "getting the news out of... More

From “Arab Newsrooms,” Day Two

Yesterday, Foreign Policy’s Marc Lynch and Meris Lutz at the LA Times’s Babylon & Beyond blog both took a look... More

Diplomatic Cable Writing “A Bit Like Journalism”

Slate today has an Explainer addressing two basic questions raised by Cablegate: "What's a diplomatic cable? And why is the... More

Salon’s Top 30 Hacks List Hits Hard

So we were mostly out of the office when Salon published “The War Room Hack Thirty,” a list of what... More

Ugly American(isms)

At The Guardian's Mind Your Language blog, David Marsh defends against a common reader complaint that "too many 'Americanisms'" appear... More

“Tense Scenes in Arab Newsrooms Right Now”

About those leaked cables that point to, as the New York Times puts it, “a largely silent front of Arab... More

Assigned to Review Palin’s Book?

At Slate, David Weigel reviews Sarah Palin's latest book, America By Heart, and, mid-review, offers this "how to" for others... More

Enterprise Reporting at the AP

Kudos to the AP for obtaining a report from the government’s watchdog agency, the General Accountability Office (GAO), showing that... More

“Months of Juicy Speculation” Ahead, You Say?

"Prince William and Kate Middleton sat down with advisers Wednesday to begin planning the royal wedding that some Britons have... More

“WalmartAd” Ghost in the Daily Beast/Fox Machine

We don’t want to kick anyone for what’s essentially a technical glitch—there but for the grace of choose-your-God go I—but... More

The Washington Independent Will Close Down

A post on The Washington Independent announced today that the three-year-old online startup will be shutting down as of December... More

Support Injured Photographer João Silva

Last month, New York Times-contracted photographer João Silva stepped on a landmine near the southern Afghan town of Arghandab. Silva... More

Hey millionaire tech bros: Have patience with the editorial process - Chris Hughes probably wanted to enable great journalism at first. Then the dust settled and before you know it, he’s shaking everything up again

Serial creators don’t know what will happen to Adnan Syed - New developments in his legal case suggest that the outcome is wide open

Price hike at UC Berkeley’s journalism school - Governing body approves additional fee of $7,500 starting 2016

Will Denver really have a newspaper war? - As a billionaire floats reviving the Rocky Mountain News, The Denver Post might buckle its chin strap

FOIA reform dies while the press looked the other way - RIP Improvement Act of 2014


NBC news producer’s sons were in the besieged school in Peshawar (NBCnews.com)

“I remained silent and didn’t know what to say — I know how such attacks on schools usually end”

Hero mom calls into CSPAN to berate her arguing pundit sons (WaPo)

“This was not planned. She called in on the normal line.”

Dick Cheney doesn’t want to call it torture but the media doesn’t have to follow (Vox)

“People deserve to know that the American government (proudly!) did things that in any other context are called torture”

Lessons from factchecking, and the limits of journalism (Feministing)

“Fact-checking taught me a lot, and here’s one thing I learned: One of the main purposes of fact-checking is to correct journalism’s bias toward a ‘good story’ above all else”

Bloggingheads

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

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