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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

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

The ethics of The Guardian’s Whisper bombshell - It would have been a journalistic lapse not to have told readers

Gawker: The internet bully - Nick Denton’s media empire is an intellectual online fraternity that invites people to their parties only to make them buy the booze

The Washington Post short-sells a reporter’s integrity - Steven Pearlstein smears TheStreet’s Adam Feuerstein for criticizing a biotech firm

Former Sun-Times staffers react to top reporter’s resignation - “Whereas we don’t have all the answers, we have way too many questions about what happened here”

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


Which news org is the most trusted? (Pew)

The answer is complicated

‘My Captivity’ (NYT Mag)

An American journalist on his two-year kidnapping in Syria

FBI faked an AP story, in Seattle Times style, to catch a suspect (Seattle Times)

“‘We are outraged that the FBI, with the apparent assistance of the US Attorney’s Office, misappropriated the name of The Seattle Times to secretly install spyware on the computer of a crime suspect,’ said Seattle Times Editor Kathy Best”

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.”

Bloggingheads

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

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