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The outdated word that's gotten the Senate major leader in such trouble will be appearing on the 2010 Census form....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

Hey, Internet! Journalism’s Financial Crisis is Solved!

We'd considered paywalls. We'd considered foundation support. We'd considered government subsidies. The one news-funding strategy we hadn't considered? Spit-roasted pig.... More

Bailey v. Potter, Facebook Edition

Sometimes we have some fun with HuffPo. But that's not to say that the outlet, in its broader scope, doesn't... More

BREAKING: Ice Cream Tasty; Kittens Cute, Cuddly

Just because it's Friday...behold, per 11 Points, eleven of "the most painfully obvious newspaper articles ever." Including: More

Journalism That Matters Conference—Watch It Live

The Journalism That Matters Conference (official title: "Re-imagining News & Community in the Pacific Northwest") is taking place today and... More

McCullough to Head AP’s Social Network Center

Congrats to Lauren McCullough, who's been named AP's Manager of Social Networks and News Engagement at the org's "Nerve Center"... More

Smashing the Tablets

Jeff Bercovici, media industry reporter for AOL's DailyFinance blog, writing here for the New York Observer, takes aim at the... More

Source says: President likes Puppies, Rainbows

In CJR's just published report card on the Obama administration's first year transparency record, I gave the White House an... More

Salmon on Why the NYT is Boring—and Why That’s OK

At his Reuters blog, Felix Salmon agrees with "pretty much everything" in that Michael Kinsley column I wrote about yesterday,... More

The Nation—Now with a Low, Low Introductory Rate!

To be clear, this is not from The Onion: (via Kevin Drum) Update: Thanks to Scott Klein, currently of ProPublica... More

How Forbes got to $475 million - That’s what a Hong Kong investor has agreed to pay for a firm that two years ago had trouble paying its rent

Are female journalists up to the job of a Jill Abramson interview? - Reporters avoid unflattering discussion about her firing

How to check if that viral video is true - Journalists don’t always verify user-generated content, so readers need to learn how to verify what they see online

The Grand Dame of Florida reporting has retired twice, but she’s still causing trouble - A conversation with the Tampa Bay Times’ Lucy Morgan

Brick by brick - After years of shrinking ambition at The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos has the paper thinking global domination


A First Look update (First Look Media)

“[R]ather than immediately launching a large collection of digital ‘magazines’ based on strong, expert journalists with their own followings, as we imagined earlier, we’ll begin by building out the two we’ve started and then explore adding new ones as we learn”

The White House deploys minders to interviews all the time (WaPo)

“Almost every officially sanctioned exchange between reporters and the proverbial ‘senior administration officials’ is conducted in the presence of a press staffer”

The down-and-dirty history of TMZ (BuzzFeed)

“TMZ’s real engine — what defines its mission, what legitimizes it and sets it apart — is a unique and controversial mix of scandal mongering and investigative journalism”

The 10 worst New Yorker longreads (Gawker)

“[A]pparently [Adam] Gopnik did not know you could bake fancy breads from France and other cultures. So he got his mom to teach him how to bake them. A fine anecdote, maybe, to tell a friend or a therapist. But in this case he wrote about it for the New Yorker, a magazine.”

Bloggingheads

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

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