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In Which Chuck Todd Learns: Sebelius Is No One to Sneeze At

So flu season, friends, is upon us. And in The Year of the Pig (Flu), the line between common courtesy... More

West Side Story

The Village Voice's Wayne Barrett was recently watching New York City comptroller candidate David Yassky press the flesh when a... More

Hell Spawn with Pepper Jack

The A.V. Club, to commemorate and otherwise record the various "disgusting and/or delicious new edibles" on offer in this brave... More

More on The Atlantic: Wire They Aggregating?

I agree with you, Greg: from what I've seen of the Atlantic Wire, it seems to be, as you say,... More

Washington=Cool… Really?

I share Megan's amazement at Arianna Huffington's entrepreneurial abilities. But, despite our current president's rock-star appeal, I remain skeptical of... More

Atlantic launches opinion aggregator site

Last night, The Atlantic officially launched its new aggregator site of opinion and analysis, The Atlantic Wire. You can see... More

Mother’s Special Recipe

I’m quite fascinated by the fundraising events that the always hungry opinion magazines cook up hoping to liberate some money... More

Arianna Huffington, Queen of All Media

Conservative pundit? Check. Liberal pundit? Check. Book author? Check. Lobbyist? Check. Political activist? Check. Gubernatorial candidate? Check. Radio commentator? Check.... More

Expert Takes on Overseas Elections

A promising development for global news junkies: the group political science blog The Monkey Cage is seeking poli-sci posts on... More

Another Case for Bipartisanship

At his Mother Jones blog, Kevin Drum makes an interesting case that bipartisanship is important, after all. On the most... More

Brauchli: “Too Many People Call Our Newsroom”

Howie Kurtz hasn’t had to range far afield for story subjects the last couple months. Today, he delivered an in-depth... More

Forget 140 Characters, Try Just Six Words

SMITH Magazine, the online journal of pithy six-word memoirs and FRONTLINE/Digital Nation — a PBS documentary project about life in... More

More Thoughts on the Big Speech

Prompted by Nate Silver’s latest thoughts on this topic, Ezra Klein asks, “Do Speeches Work?” His conclusion: That said, the... More

A Culture of…Integration

So, hot on the heels of Sam Sifton's strange-yet-also-strangely-obvious shift-of-roles from The New York Times culture editor to its restaurant... More

Graphic Storytelling, Finger Paint-Style

Illustrator Christoph Niemann has a new entry in his graphic blog, "Abstract City" on the New York Times's online Opinion... 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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