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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

Yale Conference: “Journalism & the New Media Ecology”

Taking place at Yale today and tomorrow is a conference: "Journalism & the New Media Ecology: Who Will Pay the... More

Government Programs Don’t Always Increase the Deficit

The federal budget deficit, it seems, is back on the White House’s agenda. David Brooks, in his column today, asserted... More

The Office vs. The Paywall

Last night on The Office, the gang heard a rumor that Dunder Mifflin was going bankrupt and upon investigation, came... More

ProPublica on the Fort Hood “Run-and-Gun”

ProPublica's Stephen Engelberg takes a refreshingly thorough look at the coverage of Nadal Malik Hasan--"a classic run-and-gun investigative story in... More

The ethics of The Guardian’s Whisper bombshell - It would have been a journalistic lapse not to have told readers

Gawker: The internet bully - Nick Denton’s media empire is an intellectual online fraternity that invites people to their parties only to make them buy the booze

The Washington Post short-sells a reporter’s integrity - Steven Pearlstein smears TheStreet’s Adam Feuerstein for criticizing a biotech firm

Former Sun-Times staffers react to top reporter’s resignation - “Whereas we don’t have all the answers, we have way too many questions about what happened here”

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


Which news org is the most trusted? (Pew)

The answer is complicated

‘My Captivity’ (NYT Mag)

An American journalist on his two-year kidnapping in Syria

FBI faked an AP story, in Seattle Times style, to catch a suspect (Seattle Times)

“‘We are outraged that the FBI, with the apparent assistance of the US Attorney’s Office, misappropriated the name of The Seattle Times to secretly install spyware on the computer of a crime suspect,’ said Seattle Times Editor Kathy Best”

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.”

Bloggingheads

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

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