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Frum: Send O’Keefe to J-School

My roundup of right-wing reaction to the arrest of James O'Keefe and three others missed this from David Frum, bolstering... More

Politics Ain’t Beanbag. But Maybe it’s a Lawn Party?

The New York Times is a great newspaper, and just three weeks ago I was defending its prerogative to maintain... More

All They Had to Do Was Ask

Eric Schmitt’s front-page story in today’s New York Times—a report on the details of cables sent in November in which... More

Maybe We Should Call it the Loch Ness Tablet?

I know that rolling your eyes at all the hype around Apple’s latest hotly anticipated device has now become nearly... More

“The bittersweet chocolate and cab was a match made in heaven.”

Behold, the unholy union of Fawning Political Profile and Fawning Restaurant Review that is Politico Click's dinner with (Napa) California... More

Is the Press an Obstacle to Getting Things Done?

Yes, says the poli-sci blogger Jon Bernstein. In the course of responding to a series of posts by Ezra Klein,... More

Survey: Majority of Journalists Now Depend on Social Media for Story Research

An overwhelming majority of reporters and editors now depend on social media for their story research, a new survey of... More

‘I Got a Barbie in the Foreground’

The first episode of the fifth season of The Wire, David Simon’s exploration of America’s failing urban institutions, introduces viewers... More

BREAKING: President HopeNChange Reads Stuff

A lot--and very, very little--may be said about the lengthy examination of Barack Obama's media influences in today's Washington Post.... More

Post Weighs in with Massachusetts Poll

In the course of arguing that the press shouldn’t be hasty to take messages from Tuesday’s special election in Massachusetts,... More

Sentences I Did Not Expect to Read Today

David Brooks, in this morning's Times: "I support the Weak and Feckless Approach." More

Knight Puts Contests in Context (and Vice Versa)

The Knight News Challenge may be one of the most exciting new traditions in journalism...but it can also be one... More

The Enquirer Makes a Bid for a Pulitzer

Well, this is kind of interesting. From Howie Kurtz: The executive editor of the National Enquirer says he plans to... More

Don’t Forget to Tip Your Server…

Facebook gets its own data center in gorgeous Prineville, Oregon. More

Yes, But Are They on Twitter?

The front page of today’s New York Times features an Alissa Rubin piece about how Taliban leaders are responding to... 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”

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