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Aftergood goes after WikiLeaks

Steven Aftergood of the Federation of American Scientists, one of the nation’s foremost experts on classified documents and secrecy policy,... More

Lara Logan’s Misplaced Question

CBS reporter Lara Logan took to CNN’s Reliable Sources this weekend to criticize Michael Hastings and the article he wrote... More

Excrutiating (Also, Haunting)

Damon Winter's photograph on the front page of yesterday's New York Times. The scene captured-- soldier tearfully embraces family before... More

The Coffee Lobby

Eric Lichtblau has a story in today’s New York Times noting that hundreds of meetings between White House officials and... More

No Call is a Bad Call

Yes, it's the National Enquirer. But still, the tabloid's justification for deciding not to call Al Gore before running a... More

Palin camp claims records suit “sexist … demeaning”

Thomas Van Flein, Sarah Palin’s personal lawyer, has taken to the former governor’s Facebook page to announce a victory in... More

In Haiti, “When Is This All Going to End?”

The New York Times has a wrenching piece today about sexual violence against women in Haiti, a piece in which... More

Spencer Ackerman to Join Wired’s Danger Room

Interesting news in the journo world today—Spencer Ackerman, the prolific national security reporter and blogger for The Washington Independent, is... More

A Politico Graf Goes Missing

Yesterday in one of Politico’s write-ups of the furor that ensued as it became known that damaging quotes from General... More

BREAKING: Hastings Enjoys Pornography, is Good Writer

This morning’s Politico Playbook brings this unusually prudish paragraph: FAILURE TO GOOGLE: A quick search would have showed McChrystal that... More

At 8pm, CNN Goes “Tangy” and “Spicy”

CNN has just announced the team that will take over Campbell Brown's 8pm slot: Eliot Spitzer, the former Democratic governor... More

“We Can Almost Pre-write the Headlines” (Almost?)

For those who can't predict what the Washington press corps will write and say on cable if Gen. McChrystal still... More

McChrystal’s Real Error

Politico’s Gordon Lubold has a quote from an administration official saying that Stanley McChrystal, the subject of a famous-before-published Rolling... More

Would A Beat Reporter Have Written This McChrystal Piece?

Andrew Sullivan flags the following, found at the end of a McChrystal-related Politico piece today: McChrystal, an expert on counterterrorism... More

McChrystal’s “Outside Set of Eyes” Resigns

The Washington Post has a brief report on the resignation of Duncan Boothby, Gen. Stanley McChrystal's civilian press aide who... More

Virginian-Pilot journalists: Corporate management pressure is stifling coverage - “Lovers of journalism in this newsroom are pissed. It’s bad.”

Paper files public records request—and city’s response is a lawsuit - Local officials argue Montana courts should strike balance between privacy and disclosure

BBC Pop-Up reports from small town America - A small team is traveling across the United States for six months in hopes of finding underreported local stories

What game design can do for journalism - Three newly selected fellows at American University talk about the medium’s future

Timeline, an app based on ‘the history of…’ - But chronology doesn’t reveal everything


Photojournalism while pregnant (NYT Mag)

“Momentarily forgetting I was pregnant, I jockeyed for a position close enough to capture the initial moments of euphoria, hurling myself into the mix of hundreds of frenzied relatives. As the weight of men started to close in on me, I realized how vulnerable I was and started to panic.”

We should all step back from security journalism (Medium)

“It should be made clear, in law, that the tasks security reseachers do to make the net more secure and journalists do to understand and contextualize the truth for the public are not crimes”

Trust In Business And Media Is Declining, But People Have Faith In Search Engines (Buzzfeed)

People have become less trusting of major institutions, according to the annual Edelman Trust Barometer. And large majorities doubt that businesses want to make the world a better place.

With New Charlie Hebdo Cover, News Value Should Have Prevailed (NYT)

Public editor Margaret Sullivan on why the paper should have published the images.

Bloggingheads

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