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Easy on the eyes

Does the below video, showing a souped-up prototype e-tablet version of Sports Illustrated, portend the future of magazines? I don't... More

On Covering the Newspaper Business

One theme touched on in my interview with E&P’s Greg Mitchell today is, with the upcoming closure of that publication,... More

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

CJR contributing editor Michael Massing has a proposal for Google CEO Eric Schmidt, whose op-ed "How Google Can Help Newspapers,"... More

LAT Delivers Reporting from Afghanistan

A footnote to my piece this morning lamenting the general lack of reporting out of Afghanistan over the last couple... More

Senate Judiciary Considers Shield Bill, Part III

The hearing has ended with the committee passing the bill. You can still read the once-live tweets from me and... More

HuffPo: “Tiger Woods Sex (VIDEO)”

The Huffington Post has reached a new level in its unending quest to to create “content” for the sake of... More

Open Government Plan Launches Today

At 11am, the Obama Adminisitration's in house senior techies--Aneesh Chopra, the Chief Technology Officer, and Vivek Kundra, the Chief Information... More

Irony du Jour

Without further comment, check out the name of the latest publication to make an impassioned and apparently earnest attempted takedown... More

“A closed meeting on openness”

The AP has a hard-edged story bringing the news that a hall full of federal employees will be attending a... More

Politico Takes On the ‘Tick-Tocks’

Mike Allen and Alexander Burns had an interesting piece at Politico yesterday on the art of the “tick-tock”—that staple of... More

The Medium is the Message

Michael Scherer at Time magazine's Swampland blog on D.C. politics picked up on a little jab from the press-critic-in-chief last... More

Google This: Swisher, Schmidt, Burn!

Kara Swisher at the Wall Street Journal's All Things D blog has this gleeful translation/evisceration of Google CEO Eric Schmidt's... More

PayMeNow, ChargeMeLater

Gawker has this jaw dropping announcement that Time Inc. is now charging its freelancers for "the privilege of being paid... More

Afghanistan Factbook

John Hanrahan over at the Nieman Watchdog blog has this interview with Columbia University economist Jeffrey D. Sachs, one of... More

No “P” in the (White House Press Corps) -OOL

With a lot of fuss from mainstream media outlets about bloggers from less-than-objective outlets like the Huffington Post, Salon and... More

Hey millionaire tech bros: Have patience with the editorial process - Chris Hughes probably wanted to enable great journalism at first. Then the dust settled and before you know it, he’s shaking everything up again

Serial creators don’t know what will happen to Adnan Syed - New developments in his legal case suggest that the outcome is wide open

Price hike at UC Berkeley’s journalism school - Governing body approves additional fee of $7,500 starting 2016

Will Denver really have a newspaper war? - As a billionaire floats reviving the Rocky Mountain News, The Denver Post might buckle its chin strap

FOIA reform dies while the press looked the other way - RIP Improvement Act of 2014


The traffic lure of outrage (Slate)

“I didn’t become a journalist to peddle indignation on Facebook. But it sells—the page views don’t lie.”

NBC news producer’s sons were in the besieged school in Peshawar (NBCnews.com)

“I remained silent and didn’t know what to say — I know how such attacks on schools usually end”

Hero mom calls into CSPAN to berate her arguing pundit sons (WaPo)

“This was not planned. She called in on the normal line.”

Dick Cheney doesn’t want to call it torture but the media doesn’t have to follow (Vox)

“People deserve to know that the American government (proudly!) did things that in any other context are called torture”

Bloggingheads

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

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