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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

Stewart and Maddow: Civilly Warring

Admittedly we’re a little behind the eight ball in posting this interview from last Thursday night’s Rachel Maddow Show, in... More

Sarah Palin’s Alaska. Not Just About Alaska?

Sarah Palin's Alaska debuted on TLC last night and this morning one can read in any number of places how... More

Parker/Palin

Turns out Parker/Spitzer is still on the air. And, heck, the show is even making news thanks to former governor,... More

IWMF Grant for Women in Digital Media

The International Women’s Media Foundation is awarding three grants of $20,000 each to female journalists “who aspire to be new... More

Peggy Noonan vindicated!

It would be too easy to write this off as your News of The Weird for the day. No way... More

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

The press is responsible for ignoring Bill Cosby rape allegations - Where were journalists 10 years ago when claims originally surfaced against him?

Journalism has a plagiarism problem. But it’s not the one you’d expect - Fareed Zakaria’s case highlights news organizations’ ethical grey areas

4 topics John Oliver explained more clearly than television news - The political satirist brings explainer comedy to HBO viewers

Will radio save science journalism? - WNYC will soon have a new health unit


Which media outlets use ‘illegal immigrant’? (Fusion)

“[I]n spite of all the good reasons not to use the phrase, it is still very easy to find in the US press, even in headlines”

Jack Shafer on losing his job (Capital New York)

“Right now, my immediate plan is to go to work as a lay therapist at The Intercept to bring the healing there so John Cook and Matt Taibbi can return. I have great interpersonal skills.”

On outlets that continue to call unknown drone victims ‘militants’ (The Intercept)

“Like the US drone program itself, this deceitful media practice continues unabated”

UNITY’s convention is no more (All Digitocracy)

“The organization’s board of directors decided that UNITY will no longer host the quadrennial conferences for which it had become known”

Bloggingheads

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

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