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The Future of Journalism: The Contest!

So The Nation--whose John Nichols, along with journalism professor Robert McChesney, is writing a book on the future of news--is... More

SNL Takes on Fox News

"In the tank." "'Jack' and 'squat.'" One of Saturday Night Live's trademarks is its ability to take political and cultural... More

Another Reason Not to Rush to Judgment

Here’s another reason to be wary about jumping to conclusions about the shooting at Fort Hood: Bill Sparkman. Sparkman is... More

Beltway™ — Eat Fresh!

Earlier today, a gaggle of journos engaged in something that's become a right of passage for Fourth Estaters of the... More

Jon Stewart + Glenn Beck = Comedic Joy

In which Jon Stewart takes on Glenn Beck: The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10cThe 11/3... More

The State of Democratic Discourse, Part 952

In response to a Kicker post I wrote yesterday evening—which warned against making assumptions about the as-yet-unknown motivations of the... More

Nidal Malik Hasan

What’s in a name? Very, very little—particularly when it comes to divining the motivations of the perpetrator of a violent... More

Reservations about Resveratrol

There is in the science press a kind of gene-of-the-month club for disease cures in which scientists discover that promoting... More

Philadelphia Will Do

As insignificant magazine charticles go, New York magazine’s Approval Matrix is fine by me. Each week the editors cobble together... More

The Election’s Meaning Has Never Been Clearer

Today’s New York Times: “Democrats to Use Election to Push Agenda in Congress” Today’s Politico: “Election result: Red-state Dems worried,... More

TPM Launches “NewsStream”

More from the 'The River of News Is Upon Us' department: Talking Points Memo has rolled out "TPM NewsStream," an... More

Schmidt on Hyperpersonalization, Google’s Responsibility to the News Industry, Bloggers’ Moms

Google CEO Eric Schmidt gave a press conference in Cambridge, MA yesterday, and Nieman Lab's Zach Seward was on-hand to... More

McSweeney’s Newspaper Issue: 380 Pages of Postmodern Pizazz

Behold, the San Francisco Panorama--aka McSweeney's issue #33, aka the eleven-year-old literary magazine's packaging of its content as a Bay... More

The Awl Has ‘Special Correspondent for Slate’s Counterintuitiveness’

His name is Cord Jefferson. His column is called, wittily, "et alS." None of that is a joke. More

“The Answer Will Be a Social One, Worked out Tacitly over Time”

One of the luxuries of the Web is seeing an idea you've written about emended and expanded by another writer.... More

Why Obama’s statement on reporters’ arrests in Ferguson is hypocritical - The president defends reporters in Ferguson, but demands compliance from James Risen

Apple can’t hide from a 20-year-old reporter - The University of Michigan student gets behind the tech titan’s newest products

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’

First Look runs headlong into journalism’s two big problems - Growing pains at the Omidyar/Greenwald venture


Tour guide wars at a Paris cemetery (WSJ)

“Because dead men tell no tales, visitors to Père Lachaise cemetery lend their ears to Bertrand Beyern”

Last call (Medium)

“The death of newspapers is sad, but the threatened loss of journalistic talent is catastrophic. If that’s you, it’s time to learn something outside the production routine of your current job.”

Maureen Dowd on James Risen (NYT)

“Risen may be trapped in Ibsen, but Obama is channeling Orwell”

Preparing yourself to cover chaos (Medium)

“There are things you should know before you show up, and you’re not going to find them in the current news cycle”

Bloggingheads

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

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