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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

The Post Responds to TNR

Today in media world gossip: Donald Graham, chairman of The Washington Post Company, responds to The New Republic’s recent critical... More

Another Take on the Health Care Debate

As the debate over the roots of Democratic woes continues, David Brady, Daniel Kessler, and Douglas Rivers take to the... More

Obama Interprets the Election

Earlier this afternoon, I flagged the divergent analyses of the Massachusetts Senate election offered by John Judis and John Sides.... More

More on the Meaning of Mass.

My Campaign Desk column today about why we shouldn’t lend too much credence to those analysis pieces about the meaning... More

Most Confusing Headline Of The Week

In an effort to cram in all the sordid details of a terrible crime, The Daily News gives us this... More

‘The Most Inaccessible Story I Have Ever Covered’

At The Huffington Post, Danny Shea writes up an interview with Bill Hemmer, who arrived in Port-au-Prince yesterday to cover... More

More From the Journal on Dodd and Reform

Last week, as various press outlets tried to gauge the meaning of Chris Dodd’s upcoming retirement for financial regulatory reform,... More

Administration says Open Gov Directive on track

With about a week to go before their first deadline, the Obama administration is saying that the Open Government Directive,... More

Tragedy’s Thousand Words

The past couple of days have produced prose, describing scenes from Haiti, that has been nauseating and heartbreaking in equal... More

A Tasty Morsel

Just a week after the New York Times cafeteria was closed down for a day after several employees reported food... More

The Haitian News Vacuum

One of the striking things about the news out of Haiti in the wake of yesterday’s devastating earthquake is that…... More

More on Fox News’s Magnificent Money Machine

Sunday’s New York Times profile of Roger Ailes claims that Fox News “is believed to make more money than CNN,... More

In Which the World Makes Just a Little More Sense

Sarah Palin: beamed up to the mothership. More

An Odd Angle on Reid’s Troubles

The outdated word that's gotten the Senate major leader in such trouble will be appearing on the 2010 Census form.... 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”

Bloggingheads

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

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