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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

Future of News Summit

Another day, another future-of-news conference. Today's is sponsored by Minnesota Public Radio, and is taking place now. Right now. Learn... More

Journalism’s Valhalla?

The Chronicle of Higher Education has invited Michael Schudson and Leonard Downie to follow-up on one of the recommendations their... More

New Palin Polling Data from the Post

Apropos of my Friday piece on Sarah Palin, a new Washington Post poll finds her drawing somewhat stronger support among... More

Meacham’s Minds

Today's otherwise wholly unremarkable New York Times write-up on Newsweek's editorial and financial health does contain the seeds of an... More

Eco Chamber

Der Spiegel has conducted an interview with Umberto Eco, the novelist, critic, semiotician, philosopher, and all-around Thinker of Things. They... More

Fact-checking Bra-Burning, and Related Thoughts

Kudos to Jessica Valenti for setting interviewer Deborah Solomon straight on a point of fact in a Q&A in this... More

Plimer, “Balance as Bias” Back in Climate Coverage

That old nuisance, “balance as bias,” cropped up in the press again on Thursday in an article in the Telegraph... More

Another Deficit

A short note, coming off of Greg’s earlier post on some federal deficit confusion over at Politico. To summarize, the... More

It’s all about perspective…

...and Sarah Palin has, inevitably, a unique take on her impossible-to-overhype-the-importance-of campaign interview with CBS's Katie Couric, as summarized by... 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


How to be a decent entertainment reporter (Eric Danton)

“Here’s how not to suck at it: Don’t write like an entertainment reporter”

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”

Bloggingheads

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

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