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The Kicker

Let the speculation begin!

From James Rainey’s column in today’s Los Angeles Times on Ira Glass and his radio show, This American Life: In... More

Oh, Sh__!

Take a look, folks, at how Politico’s effort to avoid offending our delicate sensibilities by blanking out most of a... More

The Times doubles up on Information Access

Yesterday The New York Times turned in two stories on news organizations’ recent usage of the Freedom of Information Act... More

A Plan for ‘Best Practices’ on National Security Reporting

The stories about Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Barton Gellman’s departure from The Washington Post have generally emphasized his new job as... More

Live, from Paley: What’s the One Skill Journos Need Right Now?

At the Carnegie/Paley conference's session on entrepreneurial journalism just now, Jeff Jarvis asked his panelists to engage in a 'lightning... More

Streaming Today: Carnegie/Paley Conference on “Solving the Challenges of the News Frontier”

Today, at the Paley Center for Media in Manhattan, a collection of smart thinkers will be convening to discuss "A... More

U.S. Military Releases Freelance Photographer in Iraq

A brief item in the January/February print edition of CJR noted that 2009 marked the sixth consecutive year in which... More

Palin’s Populist Appeal Still Mostly Missing in Polls

Nothing draws attention on the Internet like a column about Sarah Palin, so David Broder’s latest—arguing that the former Alaska... More

“You Are the Woodward to My Bernstein,” and Other Journo Valentines

Last year, around this time, the good people at 10,000 Words unleashed unto the world a series of sappy-because-funny/funny-because-sappy Valentines.... More

Tweeted: Columbia’s Talk with David Remnick

For the next hour or so, The New Yorker's David Remnick will be talking magazines, journalism, and books with Columbia's... More

Note To Self: Palin and the Handy Memo

In the days since Gawker caught Sarah Palin with crib notes scribbled on her palm during her weekend speech at... More

Flip Through The Years, with Palin and Fey

The Magazine Publishers of America and the American Society of Magazine Editors have jointly produced a neat little video that... More

“John Murtha Dead”: ‘Funny’? ‘Typical’? ‘Finally’?

Sometimes, the systems news organizations have put in place to make news more social--admirable as those systems generally are in... More

Isis, Oh, Isis

Earlier this week, Max Blumenthal, a journalist who has written for The Nation and other outlets, wrote a piece for... More

Working at Home in Pajamas Sounds A Lot Like Being Laid Off

After reporting on the phenomenon of start-ups as virtual workplaces, telecommuting, the rise of the four-day work-week and other cost... 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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