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Study: Only 0.027 Percent of Iranians Use Twitter

Remember Iran's "Twitter Revolution"? Seems it may have gone the way of Moldova's. Per Valleywag's Ravi Somaiya--per, in turn, a... More

Sen. Orrin Hatch Kills on Imus, Will Be Here All Week

Sen. Orrin Hatch, Republican from Utah, had some real zingers while talking about the recently passed House health care bill... More

MoDo Jetés the Shark

So there's not too much going on in the world right now. The Fort Hood shootings. The House health care... More

Nieman Lab Trains Gaze on NGOs

Nieman Lab has launched a series of essays examining the relationship between journalism and...non-governmental organizations. "NGOs and the News: Exploring... More

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

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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