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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

Barack Obama, Media Thinker

The most interesting part of Barack Obama's Oval Office discussion with reporters from the Toledo Blade and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette... More

Sixty-Six Pages

The Washington Post, most recently associated, in media-reporting circles, with salons and story-killings, has gone back to its roots. Today's... More

Tom DeLay, Twinkle-toes

The new season of "Dancing With The Stars . . . and Tom DeLay" premieres tonight at 8 p.m. and... More

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

Hey millionaire tech bros: Have patience with the editorial process - Chris Hughes probably wanted to enable great journalism at first. Then the dust settled and before you know it, he’s shaking everything up again

Serial creators don’t know what will happen to Adnan Syed - New developments in his legal case suggest that the outcome is wide open

Price hike at UC Berkeley’s journalism school - Governing body approves additional fee of $7,500 starting 2016

Will Denver really have a newspaper war? - As a billionaire floats reviving the Rocky Mountain News, The Denver Post might buckle its chin strap

FOIA reform dies while the press looked the other way - RIP Improvement Act of 2014


The traffic lure of outrage (Slate)

“I didn’t become a journalist to peddle indignation on Facebook. But it sells—the page views don’t lie.”

NBC news producer’s sons were in the besieged school in Peshawar (NBCnews.com)

“I remained silent and didn’t know what to say — I know how such attacks on schools usually end”

Hero mom calls into CSPAN to berate her arguing pundit sons (WaPo)

“This was not planned. She called in on the normal line.”

Dick Cheney doesn’t want to call it torture but the media doesn’t have to follow (Vox)

“People deserve to know that the American government (proudly!) did things that in any other context are called torture”

Bloggingheads

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

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