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WaPo’s Twitter Policy, in Action

Over at Firedoglake, Marcy Wheeler rounds up a fairly eviscerating collection of Howie Kurtz's tweets from the past six days--as... More

A Vote for ‘Muddling Through’

It’s a few days old at this point, but readers interested in the Afghanistan policy debate will want to check... More

Best Political Protest Ever

Teabag Party-ers, 9/12'ers, angry town hall crowds, Cindy Sheehan, Code Pink, G-20 crazies, Greenpeace, protesters everywhere, may I please introduce:... More

Making a Profit While Bankrupting the Store

Here's a riddle. How are mattress factories and newspaper companies alike? This piece on the front page of today's New... More

More on Coverage of the Great Recession

CJR’s Ali Fenwick this afternoon flagged the new Pew study on coverage of the economic crisis, which noted that newspapers... More

Levi Johnston Does It With Protection

Sarah Palin's daughter's baby daddy is in a commercial for . . . pistachios? More

FTC Votes to End “Blogger Payola”

In light of recent scandals involving bloggers, advertisers, and the merging of the two in the ethically precarious practice known... More

Leaving Afghanistan Is Not on the Table

Spencer Ackerman makes a good catch on the “Good Morning America” interview with Peter Galbraith I linked to earlier: I... More

How To Spend It

Print subscribers to the Financial Times have long enjoyed an advantage over more casual Web readers, and that is access... More

The HuffPo Writes a Book Retort

Don't call The Huffington Post (sorry) spineless. Today brings the launch of HuffPost Books, the outlet's section devoted to, yes,... More

Covering the Great Recession

A new study of financial crisis coverage, released today by the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism, shows... More

Reichl: “Pretty Perfect,” “Happy” to “Stunned, Sad”

Below are the most recent tweets from Ruth Reichl, prolific Twitterer and editor-for-now of Gourmet--a series which reads, in light... More

The Life and Times of the Chandlers

Tonight comes the premiere of Inventing LA: The Chandlers and Their Times--a chronicle of the city, its paper, and the... More

More Media Time for Afghanistan

The public debate over the situation in Afghanistan, which had already been fairly robust, may get a little wilder after... More

Press Freedom, Russia and Shish Kebab

The latest dust up over press freedom in Russia started over the name of a shish kebab restaurant. From sometime... 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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