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Political Reporting Deep Thought of the Day

Do "the gloves" ever not "come off" during a political debate or in the weeks just before an election? (And... More

The Guardian Makes Budget Cuts Fun

Well, not really. But a new online tool from The Guardian makes it fun to learn just how hard it... More

Outdated Promotional Material, Volume One

Found in the office this afternoon, circa (I think) 2000/2001: I guess "CJR: Ladder to Nowhere" doesn't have the same... More

Michelle and Barack: Out of Fashion

You know president Obama’s approval numbers are in a bad way when the fashion press turns on him. Trade mag... More

House Hunters: Haiti Edition

On the problem of housing in Haiti, from the Associated Press's Jonathan M. Katz (the only full-time American news correspondent... More

If By “Debate Prep” You Mean Getting A Mani-Pedi

The New York governor’s race is not just Paladino v. Paladino. Or, even, Paladino v. Cuomo. In fact, there are... More

Celebs Are Loud, But Hard News Pays

Perfect Market, a marketing firm for publishers, launched its Vault Index today, revealing the most “valuable” topics in online news... More

WaPo’s backward memo on Twitter

TBD reported Friday that WaPo managing editor Raju Narisetti sent out a memo last week calling on users of the... More

The AP Goes “Platform-Neutral”

A memo went out today from Tom Kent, deputy managing editor for standards and production at the Associated Press, to... More

Q&A: Jeopardy-Winning Reporter Kara Spak

Forget Pulitzers. Late last month Chicago Sun-Times reporter Kara Spak nabbed a rarer prize: she won $85,401 on Jeopardy. Spak... More

Chilean Mine Coverage: Too Much is Not Enough?

The appearance of the following chyron marks the moment last night (it was 9:21 pm EST) when I ceased keeping... More

Instapaper’s Fix for Your Unhealthy Media Diet

Instapaper is an e-reading app that’s gotten a lot of press lately for the way it strips online content of... More

When The Subject of Your Story Can’t Hear, Speak, Read, Write, or Sign

A fascinating behind-the-story story: Voice of San Diego reporter Adrian Florido set out to find a family, he writes, "whose... More

A Cringe-worthy Correction

A blog post by Amanda Hess on TBD the other day included a very unfortunate typo on a story about... More

Kicking Cable News (When It’s Down Leaning)

Jon Stewart last night leaned a little on MSNBC's recently announced, high-profile "Lean Forward" promotional campaign (as well as the... More

Stop trolling your readers - We know you’re only doing it for clicks

Des Moines Register prepares for a ‘very stressful’ newsroom restructuring - Editor Amalie Nash speaks on turnover, transformation, and a virtual reality adventure

PBS pulls ads from Harper’s Magazine after critical essay - Piece argues public broadcaster has fallen under the sway of political influence and outside money

Should all journalists be on Twitter? - Reasons to take up or forgo the 140-character platform

The Tennessean is borrowing reporters from other Gannett papers - Music columnist Peter Cooper is latest journalist to part ways with Nashville paper


Ben Bradlee, 93 (WaPo)

“From the moment he took over The Post newsroom in 1965, Mr. Bradlee sought to create an important newspaper that would go far beyond the traditional model of a metropolitan daily”

I’m a black journalist quitting media because I’m sick of racism (TNR)

“Among the challenges that make racism so difficult to fix, and so odiously constant, is that white people often don’t even recognize when they’re saying or doing something that cuts their black colleagues to the bone”

High Times hits middle age (NYMag)

After 40 years, every issue still features a weed centerfold

Lawmakers on why they’re mired in place (Esquire)

Mark Warren “spoke with 90 members of the House and Senate about what’s gone so wrong in Congress. Sometimes it got a little emotional.”

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