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In PA: Voter Turnout Low, Reporter Turnout High

From The Delaware County [PA] Daily Times: There seemed to be more reporters out and about in Delaware County [PA]... More

“Journalists as Targets” in Russia

From Clifford J. Levy's grim report, "Russian Journalists, Fighting Graft, Pay in Blood," on the front page of today's New... More

Neither Taylor Momsen Nor David Carr Wrote This Headline

David Carr's Media Equation column in today's New York Times discusses the death of the witty headline and explores the... More

Bread and Circuses—and Beer

With primary elections set tomorrow in Kentucky, Pennsylvania, and Arkansas, today’s NYT offers looks at each of the races. Perhaps... More

Crystal Balling Kagan

Question to the panel from Norah O'Donnell, standing in for Chris Matthews on yesterday's Chris Matthews Show: Bottom line, would... More

Opening the Presidential Records Act

We’ve just published a piece discussing how the Presidential Records Act contours access to documents that Supreme Court Elena Kagan... More

A Pride of Lions, a Flock of Geese, a Herd of… Electronic Bonds?

Matt Taibbi, in his 2005 evisceration of Tom Friedman’s writing style, said: The usual ratio of Friedman criticism is 2:1,... More

Disappearing Chyron

With the news this morning of Elena Kagan's nomination to the Supreme Court, cable news got to work familiarizing viewers... More

Beefing Up Coverage, MSNBC-Style

So many government agencies; so little press coverage. Who's watching the Department of Agriculture? The Administration on Aging? The Bureau... More

NPR goes Gaga

OK! Internets, are you ready to take this viral? What's "this," you ask? Well, of course, it's video of National... More

Poli-Sci Perspectives on Covering the Midterms

I have a short article in the May/June issue of CJR (not currently online) about the sometimes fraught relationship between... More

Schudson on The Fate of Journalism

CJR contributing editor Scott Sherman has a thoughtful interview with Michael Schudson up at The Common Review. Schudson, as you... More

CBS And CNN?

NY Mag's Gabriel Sherman reports that CNN and CBS News are "in advanced negotiations about signing a news-gathering partnership." Writes... More

Unproductive Outrage

This morning's Politico Playbook has some advance excerpts from Jonathan Alter's The Promise, our next big Obamabook. Here's one: When... More

“A Slow Moving Car Wreck of a Story…”

... is how NBC Nightly News's Brian Williams describes the oil spill off the coast of Louisiana, writes the AP's... More

Apple can’t hide from a 20-year-old reporter - The University of Michigan student gets behind the tech titan’s newest products

Al Jazeera America struggles to get off the margins - A quality-first strategy faces huge hurdles

Finding James Foley - This 2013 story takes a look at GlobalPost’s search for the photojournalist

Gannett cribs from Advance Publications playbook for struggling newspapers - Staff compete for fewer jobs; ‘readers become the assignment editor’

Cop corruption probe sparks newspaper feud - A spiked story is at the center of a bitter fight between Philadelphia’s two dailies


The impact of watching executions (PSmag)

“[E]xecutions, even for people who support capital punishment, and even when the criminals being put to death evoke little personal sympathy because of the nature of their crimes, take a toll on witnesses”

Times of India demands employee social media passwords (Quartz)

The company will possess log-in information and will be free to post any material to the account without journalists’ knowledge

Reconnecting with a story source, 17 years later (Hartford Courant)

“People who say reporters exploit people? You are right, we do. We parachute into people’s lives, sidle up, convince them that we care — and then disengage when the story is over. But that doesn’t mean we don’t connect, in a genuine way.”

The McDonald’s in Ferguson (LAT)

“Lately, the restaurant has taken on the appearance of a battered frontier outpost”

Bloggingheads

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

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