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Happy Birthday, New York Times

Happy birthday to the Gray Lady, who today turns...158 years old. Whether she's aged well or not is, I guess,... More

Fight On, Bloomberg.

Bloomberg News honcho Matthew Winkler has an op-ed in today’s Wall Street Journal bringing us up to date on the... More

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

Stop trolling your readers - We know you’re only doing it for clicks

Des Moines Register prepares for a ‘very stressful’ newsroom restructuring - Editor Amalie Nash speaks on turnover, transformation, and a virtual reality adventure

PBS pulls ads from Harper’s Magazine after critical essay - Piece argues public broadcaster has fallen under the sway of political influence and outside money

Should all journalists be on Twitter? - Reasons to take up or forgo the 140-character platform

The Tennessean is borrowing reporters from other Gannett papers - Music columnist Peter Cooper is latest journalist to part ways with Nashville paper


How one reporter copes inside the ‘Ebola bubble’ (BuzzFeed)

“Bring gloves to give nurses you meet at clinics, even if you’re there for a story. Get small change to give to the kids who have been out of school for months and are selling ground nuts for pitiful sums on the side of road. Hell, give them candy. Violate all the principles of ostensibly good aid stewardship, because the good stewardship of the developed world didn’t get help here in time, and now everyone is dying around you.”

Fake news sites using Facebook to spread Ebola panic (The Verge)

“These sites claim to be satirical but lack even incompetent attempts at anything resembling humor”

How Ben Bradlee dealt with flacks (Washington Post)

“I would like to be sure that you understand that we trust our editors’ news judgement and that we distrust yours”

Ben Bradlee, 93 (WaPo)

“From the moment he took over The Post newsroom in 1965, Mr. Bradlee sought to create an important newspaper that would go far beyond the traditional model of a metropolitan daily”

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

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