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Letters to a Young Opinionist

"As Thomas Jefferson once famously said, 'So-called global warming is just a giant wad of liberal crap.'" So writes Gene... More

How To Be a Pol-ebrity

Today Politico examines what it takes to succeed in politics these days and offers a guide to gaining political recognition.... More

CNN.com Gets a Redesign

Their content itself is vastly--vastly--different. But, online, it's becoming increasingly difficult to tell the difference between cable TV outlets...and their... More

Because It Is Friday

Meet Michael Jones, the guy who has the name of the St. Paul Pioneer Press tattooed across his forehead. The... More

The BNP on the BBC

Last night the BBC hosted Question Time, the broadcaster’s flagship political debate program, with representatives from Great Britain’s largest political... More

Kind of Like George Washington Joining MoveOn.org…

That great sonic boom you might have heard yesterday evening? It wasn't a space shuttle re-entering the earth's atmosphere, or... More

Cosmo…Not?

More from the annals of unironic-but-on-the-other-hand-immensely-ironic Media Outlet Self-Parody: This is, to be clear, the actual cover of the actual... More

Video: Jim O’Shea Discusses the Chicago News Cooperative

After yesterday's announcement of the Chicago News Cooperative--and of the new network's deal to share content with The New York... More

Strange Days We’re Living In

David Brooks has been generally charitable toward Barack Obama, but still, it’s a bit of a surprise to see the... More

“Who’s Hotter? (PHOTOS)”

Guess which news outlet produced the following headline: "Marge Simpson's Playboy Vs. Other Playboy Cover Models: Who's Hotter? (PHOTOS)"? Yes.... More

What Rohde Didn’t Say

With, as Megan noted, the publication of the final pieces of David Rohde’s first person retelling of his seven-month captivity... More

Ladies and Gentlemen…the White House Press Corps

Last week, I wrote about Karaoke in the Capitol, the Spectacular Spectacular which promised to be--in addition to 'glad-handing power... More

Another Green Jobs Initiative, Nipped in the Bud?

Talk about a high response rate. Westword editor Patricia Calhoun describes the onslaught--of resumes and media attention--that followed after the... More

Scozzafava Justly Called Out

Earlier this week, Dede Scozzafava, a Republican state representative facing off with a Democrat and a third party Conservative candidate... More

Say Hello to…The Chicago News Cooperative

While there's much disagreement about the future of news--what it should look like, whom it should cater to, how it... 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


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”

Tour guide wars at a Paris cemetery (WSJ)

“Because dead men tell no tales, visitors to Père Lachaise cemetery lend their ears to Bertrand Beyern”

Bloggingheads

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

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