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NYT Reporter: ‘Nobody Complained to Me’ About Post Story

In a letter to former Washington Post marketing executive Charles Pelton whose disclosure kicked off a new round of “Salongate”... More

Stranger than Fiction

You know that scene in Independence Day, in which the president and his motley crew of alien-invasion survivors are taken... More

The Real Trouble with Cable

Cable news, everybody’s favorite purveyor of mindlessly mediocre journalism, has been roundly beaten about the head for yesterday’s balloon-a-palooza festivities.... More

Checking In on The Daily Beast

The Daily Beast launched just about a year ago, at a historical moment when news opportunities were extraordinarily rich and... More

Sanjay Gupta on Cheating Death

We’ve poked a bit of fun at CNN’s Sanjay Gupta in the past. See this Blair Witch like visit to... More

HuffPo Beats WaPo

The Huffington Post has made a practice of poaching writers from The Washington Post. Now, Team Arianna is adding insult... More

All Obama, All the Time

The chatter about the potential political consequences of our president’s “overexposure” is mostly pointless, but still—the media’s appetite for Obama-related... More

WaPo’s Facebook Fixation

When I saw this story about twenty-somethings who (gasp!) don’t use Facebook featured on The Washington Post Web site this... More

A Media Matters Falsehood

Media Matters, which has been working with immigration reform group America’s Voice on a “Drop Dobbs” campaign, sent out a... More

“Did the Boy Fall out Along the Way, or Is This Part of Some Hoax?”

The fate of Falcon Heene, the six-year-old boy believed to have been trapped in a homemade hot-air balloon launched from... More

Columbia Journalism Review Announces First Ever “Encore” Fellowship for Journalists

We'd like to share a little good news with you, good news for us and for our readers. Thanks to... More

Helen Thomas: “Because I’m So Sassy.”

On the occasion of the release of her latest book, legendary White House correspondent Helen Thomas sits down for an... More

Gawker Media, Potential-for-Discursive-Dysentery Edition

I'm actually pretty excited about the Gawker-led experiment with Open Forums that I wrote about earlier today: it will be... More

WaPo Profile: Dunn Good

It fails to answer, in any concrete way, the biggest question: why, oh why, did she come out so harshly... More

A Ham Handed Pairing

Slate’s media critic Jack Shafer has put together a nice collection of contemporary New York magazine covers that, he writes,... 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


The impact of watching executions (PSmag)

“[E]xecutions, even for people who support capital punishment, and even when the criminals being put to death evoke little personal sympathy because of the nature of their crimes, take a toll on witnesses”

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”

Bloggingheads

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

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