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Ninety-Nine Red Balloons

Um. Wow. Below, the Project for Excellence in Journalism's New Media Index for the week of October 19-23--the week, nb,... More

Journ-eleb? Celeb-ralist?

If it's not bad enough that our celebrity-obsessed culture means the ascendancy of the US Weekly's of the world at... More

“He’s doing what on Facebook?”

Meet Jonathan Woodlief, the fellow who is: coordinating nearly a million and a half online protesters; leading one of the... More

A Maybe-Not-So-Important Question

A Politico story that was briefly leading the site this evening addresses one of the not-so-pressing political issues of the... More

The Washington Monthly: 40 Years Old and on Solid Ground

This week the Washington Monthly, the venerable journal of politics and ideas, turns forty. To celebrate, they’ve put out a... More

The Karzai Family’s Defense

Gerald Posner of The Daily Beast has the companion piece to The New York Times’s story about the CIA’s relationship... More

Market Penetration, New Orleans Style

Poynter has a story today about one bright spot on the recent dismal Audit Bureau of Circulations report: The Times-Picayune.... More

A Big Day in Afghanistan News

If you’re at all interested in the war in Afghanistan, today’s New York Times is chock-full of must-reads. In addition... More

When Papers Duel, Readers Win

With news yesterday that the Chicago Sun-Times has been rescued by a group of local businessmen, keeping Chicago a two-newspaper... More

Lieberman Opts Out

My, how times do change. In a blatant ploy for attention declaration of his disapproval of the health care reform... More

Post Profiles First Official to Resign over Afghan War

If you’ve been online today you’ve probably already seen the link, but Karen DeYoung’s Washington Post profile of Matthew Hoh,... More

What is this?

Take a look at this paragraph. It comes in the middle of today's otherwise very by-the-books Washington Post report from... More

Meet the New Bosses

With news that the bankruptcy-protected Chicago Sun-Times has been sold to a group of local businessmen for $26.5 million, keeping... More

Clash of the Media Titans

Ding ding! That bell you hear is the end of Round One between billionaire media moguls Rupert Murdoch and Italian... More

Tweet 101

News reporting has the inverted pyramid, the anecdotal lede, Strunk & White and the AP Stylebook. Now Twitter has a... 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

Journalists subpoenaed in ‘pink-slime’ suit - BPI wants emails from NYT’s Michael Moss, public-health lawyer Michele Simon, and others

Bloomberg struggles to break out of the box - Justin Smith’s ambitious digital transformation hits some bumps

The Grand Dame of Florida reporting has retired twice, but she’s still causing trouble - A conversation with the Tampa Bay Times’ Lucy Morgan

Embedded with the Koch brothers - Hometown reporters get rare access to the media-shy oilmen, with mixed results


The 60-second interview: Marty Baron (Capital New York)

CAPITAL: I just noticed that the most-read story right now on your website is an aggregated piece about a Russian lizard sex station in space. BARON: [Laughs] Is that right?

Your iPhone can now make free encrypted calls (Wired)

The beginning of the end of burner phones?

The new face of Richard Norris (GQ)

“‘Richard?’ I say. ‘Richard?’ I shove his shoulder and nothing happens. He is dead. He is on my watch and he is dead. I hear gurgling. Breathing. He’s on my watch and he is not dead.”

How to be a decent entertainment reporter (Eric Danton)

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

Bloggingheads

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

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