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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

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

Hey millionaire tech bros: Have patience with the editorial process - Chris Hughes probably wanted to enable great journalism at first. Then the dust settled and before you know it, he’s shaking everything up again

Serial creators don’t know what will happen to Adnan Syed - New developments in his legal case suggest that the outcome is wide open

Price hike at UC Berkeley’s journalism school - Governing body approves additional fee of $7,500 starting 2016

Will Denver really have a newspaper war? - As a billionaire floats reviving the Rocky Mountain News, The Denver Post might buckle its chin strap

FOIA reform dies while the press looked the other way - RIP Improvement Act of 2014


The traffic lure of outrage (Slate)

“I didn’t become a journalist to peddle indignation on Facebook. But it sells—the page views don’t lie.”

NBC news producer’s sons were in the besieged school in Peshawar (NBCnews.com)

“I remained silent and didn’t know what to say — I know how such attacks on schools usually end”

Hero mom calls into CSPAN to berate her arguing pundit sons (WaPo)

“This was not planned. She called in on the normal line.”

Dick Cheney doesn’t want to call it torture but the media doesn’t have to follow (Vox)

“People deserve to know that the American government (proudly!) did things that in any other context are called torture”

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