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Knight Funds Tech Initiatives for Community-Building

The Knight Foundation’s Technology for Engagement Initiative, which will fund organizations using technology in the most creative and viable ways,... More

TBD Invites Readers to Map Metro Problems

With the new service Crowdmap, TBD is collecting information from readers about Washington D.C.’s Metro system. Commuters write in about... More

Six Steps to Build a Faux News Story

D.C.-based journo Julian Sanchez has articulated what many of us have been thinking for the last few years: that there... More

Denver Gets a 21st Century Newsstand

The Denver Post reports that entrepreneur Molly Graham is self-funding a new “21st-century” newsstand, called the NewsCube, to open in... More

An Afghan In-flight Has Lessons to Teach

The Journal’s Michael M. Phillips’s “An Airline Magazine That Makes Travelers Want to Pull the Rip Cord” is an interesting... More

Exterminate! Exterminate!

They’re in your bed! They’re in your cinema chair! They’re chewing on the Brooklyn district attorney! They’re even flitting around... More

German Paper Tries Augmented Reality for Print

A post on Techcrunch Europe yesterday alerted us to an experiment by the German daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung to animate their... More

A Picture With Your Thousand Words

In a trend we’re not sure we’d like to see extended to our own newsroom, The Orange County Register will... More

Police? There’s a Man Who Looks Like Anderson Cooper on my Lawn

Today, the New York Times has an interesting piece describing the complex task the jurors on the Blagojevich case faced.... More

Blago in Bold, The Morning After

A selection of front pages from Chicago-area newspapers today, the morning after a jury found former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich... More

“Hello, yarn hipster hat,” “I’m that obnoxious meat hipster”

As Joel noted, the New York Times’s Philip B. Corbett has added “hipster” to the newspaper's Official Words To Now... More

New York’s Too-Hip Times

Well, the gray lady has successfully shaken off its stodgy rep. A little too successfully it would appear. The Times’s... More

“You Love Journalism… But You Love Your Life More”

Another chilling report from the LA Times's "Mexico Under Siege" series, this one, by Tracy Wilkinson, focusing on what Wilkinson... More

AP Calls It: “Name-Calling is Winner This Campaign Season”

With no precincts reporting, the AP is projecting that name-calling has won the 2010 election. From a piece headlined "Insults... More

Love Letters to Punctuation Marks

Some people really get excited by punctuation, whether it’s an apostrophe, commas, ellipses…or exclamation points! Inspired by author Ben Greenman’s... More

Stop using ‘Brooklyn’ to mean hipster neighborhoods - Elite-oriented outlets typically only cover the borough’s most affluent, Manhattan-adjacent neighborhoods

The Reporters Committee is about to start suing people to help journalists - Katie Townsend joins the organization as its first litigation director

How a Nebraska newspaper kicked off a major prison sentencing scandal - The Omaha World-Herald found that hundreds of inmates were being released early

On media freedom, United Nations plays by its own rules - Months of international crises raises the stakes for reporting on the UN, but investigative journalists remain without a right to information

Keep calm and write a headline worth reading - Ease up on the exaggerations because someday you may need those explosive adjectives when a truly big story lands


Adviser of high school paper that refused to use ‘Redskins’ suspended (Student Press Law Center)

“Amid a months-long battle with administrators for editorial control … the Playwickian’s faculty adviser was suspended for two days this week”

Apple’s ‘warrant canary’ disappears (GigaOm)

Apple included language in its first Transparency Report to say that it had not been subject to a Section 215 Patriot Act request. That language is now gone.

Trend Piece (New Yorker)

Buzzword, buzzword, buzzword. Isn’t the buzzword on your mind now? Perhaps it is on other people’s minds? Read on or you’ll be clueless, dated, and without any friends in the world. Buzzword again!

This Is How Joanna Coles Changed Cosmo (Refinery29)

The British reporter-turned-editor has made good on her promises to bring politics to the magazine, win some very big-deal journalism awards, and secure the most interesting exclusive interviews

Bloggingheads

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

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