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Well, It May Deserve an Award in Something

Memo to Sean Hannity, who is calling for James O’Keefe, Hannah Giles, and Andrew Breitbart to get a “journalism award”... More

Now a Little Bit Less Excluded

Today’s New York Times features a front-page news analysis by Kevin Sack about the controversy sparked by the new cancer... More

Thoughts on the Gelman/Silver Op-Ed

As anyone who’s read my writing can probably tell, I think political journalism should pay more attention to what political... More

The Luxury Store Has No Clothes

Today's "quirky" front-page story in the New York Times - there's always one - is a Styles section type piece,... More

Sully-ing the Brand

If you felt, yesterday evening, a faint feeling of emptiness...a vague notion of despair...a more-pronounced-than-usual sense of ennui: it was... More

The Breast Brouhaha, Continued

To piggyback on Greg's note about today's Gail Collins op-ed on the mammogram controversy...I have to say, I found it... More

Kudos to Times on Chamber Membership

The lead story in today’s special “Business of Green” section in The New York Times is about the controversy over... More

Collins Outlines the Columnist’s Credo

Gail Collins owns up to a writer's truth today: I have never believed that everything happens for a reason. But... More

Senate Judiciary Considers Shield Bill, Live!

Click the play button below to see my live tweets as the Senate considers the Free Flow of Information Act.... More

Win the Shirt Off Madoff’s Back!

Add that headline to the list of best/worst newspaper contests to go down in history. The New York Post is... More

Brooks vs. Brooks on ‘Fiscal Puritanism’

David Brooks, in his column today, writes: “The standard thing these days is for Americans to scold each other for... More

CJR on The Radio

This morning, I was a guest on The Exchange, a New Hampshire Public Radio talk show. Up for discussion was... More

The Blade’s Last Cut

Via @jackshafer, I came across this moving, photo-heavy blog post from the Washington City Paper recording the sudden and unexpected... More

Criticism of Gladwell Reaches Tipping Point

Criticism of Malcolm Gladwell, the bestselling New Yorker writer, seems to be reaching – yes! – a tipping point. The... More

Maverick Rogue Fence Building Oil Drillers for 2012!

With Lou Dobbs and Sarah Palin both making the rounds in a post-take-this-job-and-shove-it media blitz (Dobbs left his gig as... 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”

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