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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

Slate Editor: We Need “Durable Journalism”

Quality versus quantity. The perennial tension, in journalism as in all things, applies not merely to news outlets' content, but... More

Twittering the Talk: Jen Preston, NYT Social Media Editor

For the next hour or so, Jen Preston--social media editor of The New York Times--will be speaking at Columbia's J-School.... More

What Do Voters Crave?

There’s a lot to like in Matt Bai’s well-written New York Times Magazine story about Jon Corzine and the New... More

Who is Marty Eisenstadt?

As the junkies may remember, in the days just after the defeat of the McCain-Palin ticket a man named Martin... More

CNN Is Last in Prime Time (And It’s All Anderson Cooper’s Fault!)

Let the hand-wringing begin: CNN--the cable news network oft cited, rightly or wrongly, for playing news pretty much 'straight down... More

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

Al Jazeera America struggles to get off the margins - A quality-first strategy faces huge hurdles

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’

Cop corruption probe sparks newspaper feud - A spiked story is at the center of a bitter fight between Philadelphia’s two dailies


The impact of watching executions (PSmag)

“[E]xecutions, even for people who support capital punishment, and even when the criminals being put to death evoke little personal sympathy because of the nature of their crimes, take a toll on witnesses”

Times of India demands employee social media passwords (Quartz)

The company will possess log-in information and will be free to post any material to the account without journalists’ knowledge

Reconnecting with a story source, 17 years later (Hartford Courant)

“People who say reporters exploit people? You are right, we do. We parachute into people’s lives, sidle up, convince them that we care — and then disengage when the story is over. But that doesn’t mean we don’t connect, in a genuine way.”

The McDonald’s in Ferguson (LAT)

“Lately, the restaurant has taken on the appearance of a battered frontier outpost”

Bloggingheads

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

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