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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

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

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”

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