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Shoe Leather (New Balance 587 Running Shoes Edition)

In our New Media Landscape, populated as it is by species struggling for survival, the most endangered species of all... More

New Press Angle: Obama Had It Right, After All

A little less than two weeks ago, I wrote a post noting the press’s love for stories about how the... More

Survivor: Regulatory Outback

Meet Yul Kwon, new deputy chief of the Federal Communications Commission's Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau. Kwon is immensely qualified... More

The Few. The Proud. The Pundits.

For those who have, like us, been waiting with bated breath for the announcement of the finalists in the Contest... More

Keller: NYT “within Weeks of a Decision” about Paywalls

In his Public Editor column today, Clark Hoyt reports on the surprising-but-also-unsurprising--and either way media-moment-symbolizing--staff reductions that The New York... More

CJR Flashback: Jim Brady Q&A

At Slate, Jack Shafer simultaneously boosts his curmudgeonly critic credentials and pays a compliment to the new leader of Allbritton... More

GlobalPost: Generating Revenue

Back in January, on the occasion of its launch, we wrote about GlobalPost, the Boston-based international news startup--and about the... More

More On Super Freaks and Troubling Temps

As I noted in a Wednesday column, a number of reporters have recently had to revisit the most fundamental question... More

Shield Bill Deal Reached?

The Associated Press is reporting that Senator Chuck Schumer, a prime sponsor of the Free Flow of Information Act (commonly... More

The Daily Show: ‘What the Fox?’

Yay! Jon Stewart takes on the hyperbolic media treatment of World War III The White House War Against Fox News.... More

White House Pool Party: TPM’s Invited!

Talking Points Memo, pioneer in online news, takes yet another step on the pebble-paved path toward TraditionalMediaesqueWashingtonCoverage. Politico's Michael Calderone... More

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

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

Des Moines Register prepares for a ‘very stressful’ newsroom restructuring - Editor Amalie Nash speaks on turnover, transformation, and a virtual reality adventure

PBS pulls ads from Harper’s Magazine after critical essay - Piece argues public broadcaster has fallen under the sway of political influence and outside money

Should all journalists be on Twitter? - Reasons to take up or forgo the 140-character platform

The Tennessean is borrowing reporters from other Gannett papers - Music columnist Peter Cooper is latest journalist to part ways with Nashville paper


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.”

Fake news sites using Facebook to spread Ebola panic (The Verge)

“These sites claim to be satirical but lack even incompetent attempts at anything resembling humor”

How Ben Bradlee dealt with flacks (Washington Post)

“I would like to be sure that you understand that we trust our editors’ news judgement and that we distrust yours”

Ben Bradlee, 93 (WaPo)

“From the moment he took over The Post newsroom in 1965, Mr. Bradlee sought to create an important newspaper that would go far beyond the traditional model of a metropolitan daily”

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