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Toronto Sun: Sorry About That Nazi Thing

As apologies go, this was a doozy. The Toronto Sun published a retraction and apology last Saturday after its columnist... More

Steal This Google Map!

My colleague Joel Meares has written a lot lately about various news sites’ makeovers for the midterm election season, from... More

WSJ, NYT on the Bug-Eating Foodies of Brooklyn

Which paper had the better headline for its Bug-eating: Not just for hungry people in faraway places anymore? story: The... More

Inside Gibbs’s Twitter Psyche

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs found his Twitter account going “haywire” earlier today after the social networking system was... More

They Don’t, They Don’t Speak for Us

It was a big deal when Radiohead self-released their album In Rainbows online, in 2007, for the price of whatever-you-want.... More

El Diario de Juarez: “We Do Not Want More Deaths”

Per the AP: The biggest newspaper in Mexico's most violent city will restrict drug war coverage after the killing of... More

“Nice Ascot”: CNN Analyst’s New Fashion Line

Journalist, CNN talking head, and now runaway-ready clothes hanger Roland Martin has teamed with a company named Verse 9 Neckwear... More

“This Woolly Primary Season”

That's the New York Times's description of our times, in a profile today of Delaware Republican primary winner Christine O'Donnell,... More

Washington Post: Fenty Defeats Gray!

Yesterday, city council president Vincent Gray defeated abrasive incumbent Adrian Fenty in D.C.'s Democratic mayoral primary. (Gray is all but... More

Journalists, “Media Professionals” Gave Over $469,900 To Political Candidates

An analysis of FEC filings by the Center for Responsive Politics found that 235 people who "identified themselves on government... More

The Times’s Latest Interactive on the WTC

If you visited the New York Times home page earlier this morning, you couldn’t miss the interactive feature “Reviving Ground... More

AP: Media Voice of Reason?

Last month, the AP ran a “fact check” on the “Ground Zero Mosque” story and cautioned its reporters against the... More

ProPublica Welcomes All Nerds

ProPublica has just launched what they call their “Nerd Blog” to highlight their latest developments in news applications. (“So what... More

You Can’t Do That Online

A piece in The New York Times Home & Garden section got a little bit meta on Wednesday. Anne Raver... More

The Case For The Confusing Headline

The Baltimore Sun reports today that a front page headline featuring the word “limn” drew some rather confounded feedback from... 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


The traffic lure of outrage (Slate)

“I didn’t become a journalist to peddle indignation on Facebook. But it sells—the page views don’t lie.”

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”

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