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Breaking Up With Newspapers; A Love Story

The manufactured pomp and circumstance of Valentine's Day has come and gone but this essay, written by Mimi Johnson, the... More

An Unfortunate Analogy

In Howard Kurtz’s Monday Media Notes column in The Washington Post today comes word that the Church of Scientology has... More

A Transparency ‘Victory’ Lap?

This morning's Politico Playbook brings word that the Obama administration will pick a series of policy initiatives highlighting the White... More

“The cute little program, which will be produced without any help from any grown-ups…”

Made for each other: Good Morning America and...The Onion. "NEW YORK—Saying they were bored and there was nothing fun to... More

Heckling the Times

It's interesting to hear the reaction that Tucker Carlson gets when he defends the New York Times's commitment to accuracy... More

Watch It Live: “paidContent 2010” Conference

Today in New York City, paidContent is convening a group of media-business leaders to discuss the state--and the future--of financed... More

BREAKING: Stephen Colbert Reads Cat Fancy

It's a great world we live in, folks, that would produce an image like the one below. It is presented... More

Meltdown

As the Northeast digs and melts its way out from feet of snow, now seems like a fine time to... More

Tunku’s Silly Lists

Tunku Varadarajan’s lists in The Daily Beast of the top twenty-five “most influential journalists” on the right and on the... More

More on Politics and the Economy

A short follow-up to my “It’s Still the Economy, Stupid” piece from earlier this week: John Sides, whose post on... More

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

PBS pulls ads from Harper’s Magazine after critical essay - Piece argues public broadcaster has fallen under the sway of political influence and outside money

Should all journalists be on Twitter? - Reasons to take up or forgo the 140-character platform

Chris Hondros: How He Got that Picture - From CJR’s Covering Iraq oral history

Beware journo-speak - Only journalists would call a tragedy a “mishap”

Will feminist writers save Playboy? - As Playboy’s safe-for-work site has passed the one-month mark, a look at the online media’s bedazzled reactions, and how the new image suits the old brand


Lawmakers on why they’re mired in place (Esquire)

Mark Warren “spoke with 90 members of the House and Senate about what’s gone so wrong in Congress. Sometimes it got a little emotional.”

My childhood friend, the ISIS jihadist (Mashable)

How a young Danish man turned extremist

What it’s like to carry a Nobel Prize through Fargo (SciAm)

“And they’re like, ‘Uhhhh. Who gave this to you?’ ‘The King of Sweden.’ ‘Why did he give this to you?’ ‘Because I helped discover the expansion rate of the universe was accelerating.’”

Newspapers prefer lesbians (Bloomberg)

In five states that just got gay marriage, the vast majority of local papers covered it with photos of women getting hitched

Bloggingheads

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

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