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Berlusconi and Press Freedom, Petition Edition

La Repubblica, Italy's second-largest newspaper, was sued for defamation earlier this summer by Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi for repeatedly... More

CBS goes GlobalPost-al

GlobalPost and CBS plan to make beautiful news together, according to this story by David Carr in today's New York... More

On the NYT’s opinion media monitor

As noted by Michael Calderone and others, NYT ombudsman Clark Hoyt reported in his Sunday column that, in the wake... More

Gang Land Entrepreneur

In a feature story in yesterday's Washington Post, Jerry Capeci's subscription-only "Gang Land" Web site is held up as a... More

Two-Ply Puns

See if you can find the many puns embedded in the following Washington Post headline, on environmentalists' challenge to toilet... More

William Safire, 1929-2009

Today brings sad news: William Safire has passed away at 79, of pancreatic cancer. Currently leading the Web site of... More

Lofty Living, On the Cheap

Dear New York Times Home & Garden section: I like you. I do. But why do you insist on wasting... More

The Five W’s, Google, and You

In an attempt to find out the name for the trend (especially in the tech world: twitter, flickr, I'm talking... More

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

Stop using ‘Brooklyn’ to mean hipster neighborhoods - Elite-oriented outlets typically only cover the borough’s most affluent, Manhattan-adjacent neighborhoods

The Reporters Committee is about to start suing people to help journalists - Katie Townsend joins the organization as its first litigation director

How a Nebraska newspaper kicked off a major prison sentencing scandal - The Omaha World-Herald found that hundreds of inmates were being released early

On media freedom, United Nations plays by its own rules - Months of international crises raises the stakes for reporting on the UN, but investigative journalists remain without a right to information

Keep calm and write a headline worth reading - Ease up on the exaggerations because someday you may need those explosive adjectives when a truly big story lands


Female sportscasters are speaking up (NYT)

“[i]n the wake of the recent scandals, women have been driving the story, providing a perspective that their male counterparts simply cannot”

Adviser of high school paper that refused to use ‘Redskins’ suspended (Student Press Law Center)

“Amid a months-long battle with administrators for editorial control … the Playwickian’s faculty adviser was suspended for two days this week”

Apple’s ‘warrant canary’ disappears (GigaOm)

Apple included language in its first Transparency Report to say that it had not been subject to a Section 215 Patriot Act request. That language is now gone.

Trend Piece (New Yorker)

Buzzword, buzzword, buzzword. Isn’t the buzzword on your mind now? Perhaps it is on other people’s minds? Read on or you’ll be clueless, dated, and without any friends in the world. Buzzword again!

Bloggingheads

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

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