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Economic Indicator: Tonal Shift in Spam Email!

Need more reassurance than Tim Geithner declaring the economy is "getting stronger, faster," as he did just this morning on... More

D.C.’s “Most Popular Friend:” Mark Halperin Mike Allen

You can now read, at nytimes.com, Mark Leibovich's how's-he-do-it? profile of Politico's Mike Allen and Allen's Very Important Morning Email... More

Pleading with a fifth

And now for a payment-for-access story from another era of journalism: Let Ralph Morse, then a photographer for Life, tell... More

It’s Not About You, NYT

The kicker to the New York Times's obit yesterday for the renowned "narcissism expert," James F. Masterson: Dr. Masterson became... More

Gizmodo’s iPhone story and Checkbook Journalism

Today we learn that not one but two media companies with some of the most top-secret-hush-hush internal practices out there,... More

TOTES HuffPo

Yesterday saw the premier of "HuffPost Hill" a new email blast from the Huffington Post that promises to be, according... More

A King in the White House?

"Is Larry King's CNN Reign Nearing Its End?" wonders Tom Shales in today's Washington Post, noting that Larry King Live's... More

Great National Reporters Thinking Alike

Via Twitter, CNN political producer Peter Hamby shares these nuggets about a conference call this morning with reporters, Marco Rubio... More

No We Scan’t

Carl Malamud, the always serious but never boring man behind Public.Resource.Org, a California non-profit which has made countless pages of... More

Dare Not Know His Name

Today an indictment was revealed in a Maryland federal court charging Thomas A. Drake, a former official with the National... More

Chthonic, Guttate, and Tennis, To Name a Few

What are "Words That David Foster Wallace Circled in His American Heritage Dictionary," Alex? Slate publishes a complete list of... More

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

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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