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The Journalist Father and the Soldier Son

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel recently ran a notable series of dispatches from Afghanistan called "A Father's Journey; Searching For Answers... More

“Don’t Make Me Pull over This Commenting Platform”

The Pantagraph, local paper of Bloomington and nearby central Illinois towns, has turned off the commenting feature on its site's... More

More Info on Politico’s Revenues

My brief piece a month ago asking whether Politico was really “new media” focused more on editorial output than biz-side... More

Fox to History: ‘Get Me Rewrite’

Here is a declaration made by a panelist during the most recent episode of Fox News Watch--the media-criticism show that... More

gov.sarah@yahoo.com

The Alaska Dispatch, an online news magazine launched last August, has published the first of a two part-er on former... More

Don’t Be Shy about the Lip Gloss, and Other Tips for Kevin Drum

So Kevin Drum, Mother Jones uber-blogger, is soon to make his television debut. And he is seeking advice before his... More

$0.0089 a Word

The HuffPo payment model--bloggers-blog-for-free--is one thing. This is quite another: (h/t Craig Silverman) More

Of Journalism and Superheroes

California Watch, a project of the Center for Investigative Reporting, is the latest recipient of Knight Foundation money to go... More

Michael Vick, They’ve Heard of You in Iraq

Over the weekend, The Washington Post featured a strong article about Iraqi anger at the dismissal of charges against five... More

Editor, Publisher, and Webmaster

So your 125-year-old media-industry magazine suddenly folds. Do you: A. Start a blog. B. Blog about starting a blog. C.... More

CJR (Mostly) Dark Until the New Year

The headline pretty much says it all. We're heading out for the holidays and won't be doing much posting until... More

Blog Posts Worth Reading

Apropos of the Dana Milbank column on Joe Lieberman I discussed in this afternoon’s Campaign Desk piece, the poli-sci blogger... More

Putting the ‘green’ in ‘Green Lantern thinking’

I think Brendan Nyhan and John Sides, while right about the underlying argument, go a bit too far in faulting... More

Today in Health Care Reform Punditry

David Brooks opposes the Senate health bill. Paul Krugman supports it. Meanwhile, liberals are in revolt over the idea that... More

What’s Behind the Drop in Obama’s Approval Ratings?

As Barack Obama’s approval ratings have declined over the last few months, the slide has often been explained as a... More

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

Des Moines Register prepares for a ‘very stressful’ newsroom restructuring - Editor Amalie Nash speaks on turnover, transformation, and a virtual reality adventure

PBS pulls ads from Harper’s Magazine after critical essay - Piece argues public broadcaster has fallen under the sway of political influence and outside money

Should all journalists be on Twitter? - Reasons to take up or forgo the 140-character platform

The Tennessean is borrowing reporters from other Gannett papers - Music columnist Peter Cooper is latest journalist to part ways with Nashville paper


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”

How Ben Bradlee dealt with flacks (Washington Post)

“I would like to be sure that you understand that we trust our editors’ news judgement and that we distrust yours”

Ben Bradlee, 93 (WaPo)

“From the moment he took over The Post newsroom in 1965, Mr. Bradlee sought to create an important newspaper that would go far beyond the traditional model of a metropolitan daily”

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