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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

…And the Book Would Weigh 1.2 Billion Pounds

Ever wonder what would be required, theoretically, to print out the entirety of the Internet on paper? No? Well, regardless:... More

50 Ways to Spell ‘Quaddafi’

Here at CJR, we've been thinking a lot lately about the informational implications of fragmentation in the news. So we've... More

‘I Went to Afghanistan, and All I Got Was This Lousy Swine Flu’

Talk about internalizing a story. On a recent reporting trip to Afghanistan, Sanjay Gupta--CNN's chief medical correspondent and a onetime... More

A New Obama Line on State Secrets?

The New York Times and the Washington Post chime in with similar articles detailing the Obama administration’s new policy, to... More

McKinsey to Condé: 25 percent-ish

The New York Observer reports today that initial recommendations from McKinsey & Co., hired to help streamline costs at Condé... More

Lede of the Day

Behold, the introduction of the Atlantic correspondent Graeme Wood's latest blog post, emphasis mine: Last month, Mexico decriminalized possession and... More

Spot.us, Now in Two Spots

When it decides which digital-news projects to fund each years as part of its News Challenge, the Knight Foundation makes... More

Clinton: “I Am Bitter about It”

As a follow-up to yesterday's much-discussed USA Today article--yes, the one that detailed, among other things, the tragicomic episode in... More

Wiki Fingers

So you know Time magazine's none-too-flattering treatment of the 'troubles' of Wikipedia? The one suggesting that the online encyclopedia--the paragon... More

Genachowski, the Journal, and Net Neutrality

Earlier today, FCC chair Julius Genachowski delivered a speech in which he laid out two new proposals for FCC adoption:... More

How Forbes got to $475 million - That’s what a Hong Kong investor has agreed to pay for a firm that two years ago had trouble paying its rent

Are female journalists up to the job of a Jill Abramson interview? - Reporters avoid unflattering discussion about her firing

How to check if that viral video is true - Journalists don’t always verify user-generated content, so readers need to learn how to verify what they see online

The Grand Dame of Florida reporting has retired twice, but she’s still causing trouble - A conversation with the Tampa Bay Times’ Lucy Morgan

Brick by brick - After years of shrinking ambition at The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos has the paper thinking global domination


Insufferable parenthetical asides, ranked (The Hairpin)

18. (strictly for the mise-en-scene)

You are now entering the demented kingdom of William T. Vollmann (TNR)

“Franzen tells a hilarious story of being a young writer in New York, meeting Vollmann, becoming fast friends, and inaugurating a draft swap. A while later, they exchanged work. Franzen gave Vollmann a dozen chiseled pages. Vollmann gave Franzen an entire novel.”

39 pieces of advice for journalists and writers of color (BuzzFeed)

“Make yourself indispensable. Dispel any rumors, however quiet, that you are just there for a ‘quota’”

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