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How Blogs and Social Media Agendas Relate To Traditional, Oh To Hell With It

Yesterday, the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism released another of their comprehensive and fascinating research reports on... More

“She Sat With Her Legs Ajar…”

... is what the Washington Post's Style columnist -- yes, Robin Givhan (of I see Clinton cleavage fame)-- wants you... More

Kurtz on Todd (Again)

It's been almost exactly two years since Howard Kurtz's last profile of (MS)NBC's Chuck Todd. Back in May 2008, Kurtz... More

Excuse Me, Miss. Your Sue Grafton Novel is Jamming the Plane’s Electronic Signals

Sometimes iPads, Kindles and Nooks just don't fly. As reported by a friend, the following is an actual announcement made... More

The Novak Files

Yesterday, The Washington Post ran an article on the late Robert Novak's FBI files. It turns out that in the... More

A Challenge from the Left? ‘Halter Doesn’t Play It That Way’

I’ve been pushing the point over the last couple days that the national media, in covering the Arkansas Senate primary,... More

Two Paths to Twitter Cash

The current print issue of CJR includes a profile—online today!—of the music critic Christopher Weingarten by Justin Peters. In addition... More

A Few Good Book Reviews

The Washington Monthly just published its spring books issue, and it's a good one. Disclaimers abound here: I used to... More

“Curtains for Specter”

A selection of front pages this morning from Pennsylvania newspapers: More

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

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”

Bloggingheads

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

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