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The Kicker

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

Gallup: Americans Lack Confidence in Banks, Newspapers, TV News

From Gallup's annual "Confidence in Institutions" survey: Americans continue to express near-record-low confidence in newspapers and television news -- with... More

Sloppy Journalism Might Rate a Warning Sticker

Warning: This article is just a highlights reel of a much funnier person’s—U.K. comedian Tom Scott’s—recent blog post. But hey,... More

The “JetBlue Election”?

There’s a phrase likely to inspire fear in anyone who’s been to an airport lately. It also might inspire a... More

Touring Gitmo (“Rules Inconvenience Reporters”)

From the New York Times's Jeremy W. Peters, who recently took a "media tour" of Guantánamo Bay: Several times a... More

Lack of Diversity at the NYTBR?

Media watchdog FAIR (Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting) has published a report titled “Who Gets to Review and Be... More

News Broker/Newsbreaker Larry Garrison’s Next Get?

Among the 177 (and counting) mentions on cable news over the past two days of The World's Most Famous Ex-Flight... More

Investigation: Town Cars Idle Outside Condé Nast Building

For an investigation of MTA buses and livery cabs idling in violation of New York City law (there is a... More

Untangling the “Influence Web” (With a Click)

For your reading and reporting tool box, an addition: an influence detector, as Poligraft is described by its creator, the... More

Saint Wolf shines in The Baltimore Sun

It took us a while to pick up on this tasty little story on CNN’s Wolf Isaac Blitzer, by Baltimore... More

Boston Globe Damning CNN With Faint Praise?

The Boston Globe has an editorial today (via Romo) headlined, "Back off, critics-- TV news benefits from fresher voices," addressing... More

Reporting on the “Almost Irrelevant”

Here's Politico's John Harris, during a roundtable on yesterday's This Week (with "globe-trotter Fancy-Pants" Christiane Amanpour), chiming in on the... More

Mag du jour

It’s better than staff cuts, we guess… News came yesterday that Condé Nast is launching a new division, Condé Nast... More

Wolff mauls CNN

There’s been a lot of CNN-bashing going on lately, some lamentations, and even the odd defense. Now comes Michael Wolff’s... More

Time’s Aisha back in the frame

We didn’t chime in on last week’s controversial Time cover showing eighteen-year-old Afghan girl, Aisha, whose nose and ears had... More

Alessandra Stanley’s troubling history of error

Why one editor won’t run any more op-eds by the Heritage Foundation’s top economist - A reply to Paul Krugman on state taxes and job growth made some incorrect claims

Is ISIS a faith-based terrorist group? - Journalists and scholars disagree about how much Islam, rather than politics and power, drives Muslim extremists

Why Bill Simmons might leave ESPN - Other outlets would jump at the chance to gain his following

Why news organizations are abandoning the Redskins - The media mostly avoids Washington’s football team name


Swedish scientists sneak Dylan quotes into articles (The Guardian)

Whoever nets the most before retirement wins a free lunch

Mag for dog haters is a hit in Germany (WSJ)

Poop and Pooches. That is all

A data viz reading list (Susan McGregor)

Useful resources for journalists

Video shows Mexican drug lord paying journalists for ‘good press’ (Fusion)

“This video suggests that organized crime is trying to buy off journalists, creating a new brand of narco-journalism”

Bloggingheads

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

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