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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

“There Are Breasty Turkeys, There Are Flat-Chested Turkeys…”

Talk about fowl being fair. In today's New York Times, Food & Wine editor Dana Cowin gives us the behind-the-scenes... More

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

Stop using ‘Brooklyn’ to mean hipster neighborhoods - Elite-oriented outlets typically only cover the borough’s most affluent, Manhattan-adjacent neighborhoods

The Reporters Committee is about to start suing people to help journalists - Katie Townsend joins the organization as its first litigation director

How a Nebraska newspaper kicked off a major prison sentencing scandal - The Omaha World-Herald found that hundreds of inmates were being released early

On media freedom, United Nations plays by its own rules - Months of international crises raises the stakes for reporting on the UN, but investigative journalists remain without a right to information

Keep calm and write a headline worth reading - Ease up on the exaggerations because someday you may need those explosive adjectives when a truly big story lands


Apple’s ‘warrant canary’ disappears (GigaOm)

Apple included language in its first Transparency Report to say that it had not been subject to a Section 215 Patriot Act request. That language is now gone.

Trend Piece (New Yorker)

Buzzword, buzzword, buzzword. Isn’t the buzzword on your mind now? Perhaps it is on other people’s minds? Read on or you’ll be clueless, dated, and without any friends in the world. Buzzword again!

This Is How Joanna Coles Changed Cosmo (Refinery29)

The British reporter-turned-editor has made good on her promises to bring politics to the magazine, win some very big-deal journalism awards, and secure the most interesting exclusive interviews

Bloggingheads

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

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