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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

…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

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


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!

This Is How Joanna Coles Changed Cosmo (Refinery29)

The British reporter-turned-editor has made good on her promises to bring politics to the magazine, win some very big-deal journalism awards, and secure the most interesting exclusive interviews

Bloggingheads

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

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