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The Kicker

“I want to pay for my online use of the New York Times…I have my credit card ready.”

Could it be that people...want to pay for news on the Web? An intriguing, if highly unscientific, survey of reactions... More

Gladwell: “Journalism Has to Get Smarter”

So Malcolm Gladwell--that maven, connector, and salesman rolled into one--has some thoughts about journalism. One of the more broad-ranging is... More

An On-the-Record Supporter of Obama’s Decision-Making

Elisabeth Bumiller has an article in today’s New York Times relaying frustration from “active duty and retired senior officers” that... More

House and Garden: The Next Generation

Behold, the era of consolidation. Andrew Hearst, contributing editor at Vanity Fair (and former editorial assistant at CJR) envisions a... More

NYT to Cut 100 Newsroom Jobs

How’s this for a grim coincidence: on the day that Michael Schudson and Len Downie Jr. lay out their vision... More

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

Why won’t journalists ask Bill Cosby the tough questions? - Sexual assault charges are hardly ever mentioned to the TV star

Knoxville’s alt-weekly wasn’t losing money. It got shut down anyway - Scripps pulls the plug on Metro Pulse in favor of an entertainment supplement for the local daily

Chuck Todd’s Obama book says more about the author than it does about the president - ‘The Stranger’ underscores a broader problem with the way we cover politics

Beware labeling Pope Francis a liberal - Political boxes like liberal/conservative and evolutionist/creationist miss his real significance

The Virginian-Pilot produces a breakthrough investigation amid layoffs - Reporter John Holland discusses how the story came together, newsroom cutbacks, and colleagues who cover for each other


Which media outlets use ‘illegal immigrant’? (Fusion)

“[I]n spite of all the good reasons not to use the phrase, it is still very easy to find in the US press, even in headlines”

Jack Shafer on losing his job (Capital New York)

“Right now, my immediate plan is to go to work as a lay therapist at The Intercept to bring the healing there so John Cook and Matt Taibbi can return. I have great interpersonal skills.”

On outlets that continue to call unknown drone victims ‘militants’ (The Intercept)

“Like the US drone program itself, this deceitful media practice continues unabated”

UNITY’s convention is no more (All Digitocracy)

“The organization’s board of directors decided that UNITY will no longer host the quadrennial conferences for which it had become known”

Bloggingheads

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

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