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What Networks Didn’t Mention About WV Mining Disaster

Andrew Tyndall noticed something about the nightly newscasts' (ABC, CBS, NBC) coverage of the recent disaster at Upper Big Branch... More

All About Bob: A Beat Sweetener

You may know Robert F. ("Bob") Bauer as Gregory Craig’s successor as White House counsel. But, really, who is Bob... More

Bumper Music Gunfire

From the AP: As many as a dozen Mogadishu-based radio stations stopped playing music on Tuesday after the insurgent group... More

Science, Environment, & the 2010 Pulitzers

A tip o’ the hat to these science, environment, and health related Pulitzer winners: Public Service – The Bristol Herald... More

A Quote Unfit to Print

This quote--in an interesting for its own sake New York Times article on a new generation of clean incinerator power... More

Cover Your Access

The Washington Post today has a front-page piece about White House press secretary Robert Gibbs, speculating that Gibbs might --... More

Live from New York: It’s Pulitzer Day

This year's Pulitzer Prizes will be announced just after three this afternoon. CJR will be live tweeting the event, and... More

On Fox News, Introspection…

...by chyron? More

“Experiment and Fail Quickly”…

... is "our mantra this year," says one newspaper news executive, according to a new PEJ survey of newspaper and... More

Extra! Extra! Clean Fingers!

A strong indication that publishers are stumped by the iPad: This morning in Times Square, a horde of Wall Street... More

Newsprint on Film, a Retrospective (Death Knell)

New York City's Film Forum theater is hosting a four week film series of newspaper-themed movies, featuring "the faded world... More

Lampooning Arab Leaders

Occasional CJR contributor Justin Martin has a good piece today at GlobalPost calling for Arab nations to relax their laws... More

From Newspaper to Wallpaper

In the movies, a wall covered in newspapers typically signals a serial killer or obsessive stalker. But, thanks to designer... More

The “Full” WikiLeaks video

Gawker has a post up noting that 20 minutes of footage are missing from the 39-minute version of the WikiLeaks-released... More

“Too vital to ignore,” perhaps?

Forget about Confederate history--it's STD awareness month! And fittingly, here's an excerpt from a press release that just landed in... More

How Forbes got to $475 million - That’s what a Hong Kong investor has agreed to pay for a firm that two years ago had trouble paying its rent

Are female journalists up to the job of a Jill Abramson interview? - Reporters avoid unflattering discussion about her firing

How to check if that viral video is true - Journalists don’t always verify user-generated content, so readers need to learn how to verify what they see online

The Grand Dame of Florida reporting has retired twice, but she’s still causing trouble - A conversation with the Tampa Bay Times’ Lucy Morgan

Brick by brick - After years of shrinking ambition at The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos has the paper thinking global domination


Insufferable parenthetical asides, ranked (The Hairpin)

18. (strictly for the mise-en-scene)

You are now entering the demented kingdom of William T. Vollmann (TNR)

“Franzen tells a hilarious story of being a young writer in New York, meeting Vollmann, becoming fast friends, and inaugurating a draft swap. A while later, they exchanged work. Franzen gave Vollmann a dozen chiseled pages. Vollmann gave Franzen an entire novel.”

39 pieces of advice for journalists and writers of color (BuzzFeed)

“Make yourself indispensable. Dispel any rumors, however quiet, that you are just there for a ‘quota’”

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