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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

Joe Lieberman, What Have You Wrought?

The groan-worthy headline on a story by Patrick O'Connor and Chris Frates in Politico today: "No Snowementum: Centrist Democrats still... More

Gawker Media, Potential-for-Anarchy Edition

So Gawker, this morning, launched a deceptively simple new feature on its homepage: a text box near its logo, populated... More

All the News That’s Fit to Digg

The Front Page of a Newspaper and Digg: two paradigms--editorial selection, selection-by-the-crowd--of Getting News to Readers. But...ever wondered what would... More

Lede of the Day

This one, courtesy of the good people at The Onion: NEW YORK—According to a report published this week in American... More

Why the Financial System Collapsed, “In One Simple Sentence”

The genius that is Calvin Trillin continues. Hot on the heels of his Polanski Poetry, Trillin turns in a New... More

Steele: “The Internet has been around a while, now,” and Other Musings

The new Republican National Committee Web site launched yesterday with fanfare, frequent crashes, and baffling word choice. RNC Chairman Michael... More

Calling All “Interactive Tools”…

So the American Society of Magazine Editors--the organization behind the National Magazine Awards--is expanding the NMA prize categories to include,... More

Not the ‘Obama’s Overexposed’ Story Again…

My memory of the media world isn’t long enough to know whether respected print organizations were publishing “analyses” like this... More

Heffernan: The McLuhan of the Interwebs?

So Virginia Heffernan, "The Medium" columnist for The New York Times Magazine, is currently shopping a book about...the Internet. Yes.... More

“Celebrities would just be fools/ To play by little people’s rules.”

The verse of Calvin Trillin takes on a bitingly ironic cast when the Deadline Poet waxes poetic about...Roman Polanski: For... More

Two Takes on a ‘Tent City’ in Tampa

During my year in journalism school, I took an elective class in land use law—zoning, planning, variances, that sort of... More

More on The Guardian: The Twitter Effect

I wrote earlier today about the lifting of the injunction preventing The Guardian from reporting on the question that British... More

Chicken Done Right

How do you make a story about the economics of boneless chicken wings--"an improbable poultry part [that] is showing up... More

Guardian Gag Lifted

Today brings the lifting of the much-reviled injunction banning The Guardian from reporting on British parliamentary proceedings--specifically, we now know,... 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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