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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

Ironic Hed of the Day

From The New York Times, without further comment: More

Historical Precedents for Criticism of the Court

Adam Liptak does great work covering the Supreme Court for The New York Times, and his piece today about Barack... More

“We Have the Right Heart. I’d Go Down with You If I Could Brother.”

Support for James O'Keefe, via his Facebook wall: [h/t Dave Weigel] More

The ethics of The Guardian’s Whisper bombshell - It would have been a journalistic lapse not to have told readers

Gawker: The internet bully - Nick Denton’s media empire is an intellectual online fraternity that invites people to their parties only to make them buy the booze

The Washington Post short-sells a reporter’s integrity - Steven Pearlstein smears TheStreet’s Adam Feuerstein for criticizing a biotech firm

Former Sun-Times staffers react to top reporter’s resignation - “Whereas we don’t have all the answers, we have way too many questions about what happened here”

Stop trolling your readers - We know you’re only doing it for clicks


‘My Captivity’ (NYT Mag)

An American journalist on his two-year kidnapping in Syria

FBI faked an AP story, in Seattle Times style, to catch a suspect (Seattle Times)

“‘We are outraged that the FBI, with the apparent assistance of the US Attorney’s Office, misappropriated the name of The Seattle Times to secretly install spyware on the computer of a crime suspect,’ said Seattle Times Editor Kathy Best”

How one reporter copes inside the ‘Ebola bubble’ (BuzzFeed)

“Bring gloves to give nurses you meet at clinics, even if you’re there for a story. Get small change to give to the kids who have been out of school for months and are selling ground nuts for pitiful sums on the side of road. Hell, give them candy. Violate all the principles of ostensibly good aid stewardship, because the good stewardship of the developed world didn’t get help here in time, and now everyone is dying around you.”

Fake news sites using Facebook to spread Ebola panic (The Verge)

“These sites claim to be satirical but lack even incompetent attempts at anything resembling humor”

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