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Speaking of Ahmadinejad … And Running Out Of Things To Say

With air time to fill as they awaited a press conference from President Barack Obama about a secret nuclear facility... More

More on Coupons and Credibility

So the people behind the media usage and credibility survey we mentioned earlier today were kind enough to write back... More

Ahmadinejad Gets His Morning News Bulletin

Time magazine Managing Editor Richard Stengel got to break the news to Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmedinejad this morning that President... More

Painting a Pretty Picture of Sewage

Maira Kalman has a new illustrated (and reported!) blog on the New York Times Web site today, extolling the virtues... More

Survey Says … In Penny-Savers We Trust

A new survey measuring media usage finds that Americans, or at least the 1,000 surveyed, are increasingly getting their news... More

Starr Testimony to the JEC

Yesterday, the Congressional Joint Economic Committee, under the chairmanship of Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), held a hearing about the future... More

Of Headlines and (Oven) Feet

So, strictly speaking, the following is not the best of headlines. It's unclear; it's rather absurd; and, ultimately, it begs... More

Gettin’ Piggy with It: Anderson Cooper Edition

Hot on the heels of the news about Sanjay Gupta's brush with swine flu...we learn that Gupta may well be... More

You Mean Not Everybody Watches Cable News?

As Ali notes below, for all the dust he’s kicked up lately, Glenn Beck still isn’t really a household name.... More

Glenn Beck; PoMoCon

Statistical wunderkind Nate Silver has the over/under on Glenn Beck's popularity on his site, Fivethirtyeight.com. Silver digs up and analyzes... More

Total Ellipse of the Heart…

Do you have a soft spot in your heart for the semicolon? Do you harbor passionate feelings about the proper... More

Congressional Hearing: Newspapers and “the Impact on the Economy and Democracy”

Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Chair of the Joint Economic Committee, is currently convening a hearing: “The Future of Newspapers: The... More

For That Special Nerd in Your Life…

...mental_floss magazine has produced a gift that will, in its way, keep on giving: a t-shirt bearing the slogan, "The... More

Earnest Headline of the Day

The following headline is presented without further comment, except to clarify that it is not--repeat, not--from The Onion: "Penn Township... More

Deadline NYT

In a cost-saving measure, The New York Times is moving up the deadline for its Monday-through-Saturday papers by half an... 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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