Wednesday, November 26, 2014. Last Update: Tue 4:35 PM EST

The News Frontier

To Catch A Plagiarist

There are tools to catch plagiarists in action. Why don’t news outlets use them?

As the general manager of the iThenticate plagiarism detection service, Robert Creutz has unique insight into the recent Gerald Posner... More

As the Hamster Wheel Turns

As productivity demands soar, journalists need to talk

In a piece on growing discontent on The Associated Press’s business desk, Gawker reported that the desk has a deal... More

The Washington Post Scrubs a Post about the Post

And readers would never know

On Wednesday, Bill Turque, the Washington Post’s education beat reporter, posted an excellent blog item showing his readers a little... More

Newsday Paywall Is Barely Affecting Local Traffic

The news that Newsday has signed up just thirty-five online subscribers since it put its Web site behind a paywall... More

Saying Uncle (Sam)

A new study reminds us that media subsidies are centuries-old—and fading

If you want to have some fun at the next future-of-news conference, just shout out, to a roomful of media... More

California Watch Launches “Open Newsroom” Project

The investigative outfit gets mobile. And caffeinated.

Think of an “investigative newsroom.” If you’re like most people, you’re probably imagining a sea of desks, the spaces between... More

Audit Notes: The Newsday 35, WSJ Sun, Davos

The New York Observer's John Koblin has had a busy day. First he broke a story on Newsday's paywall, which... More

Looking for Haiti’s Lost, Online

How information technology can streamline Web searches

As the dust was settling over Haiti, journalists were boarding planes, a response center at the State Department was manning... More

Economist Blogs: Now Bylined*

*Sort of…

Monday afternoon, while perusing posts about libertarian health care plans, the rollout of the Obama administration’s middle-class assistance initiatives, the... More

Error Prevention Made Easy

Three new applications every journalist should know about

I was reading about political iPhone apps on MediaStyle.ca, a blog maintained by Canadian communications consultant Ian Capstick, when I... More

Don’t Forget to Tip Your Server…

Facebook gets its own data center in gorgeous Prineville, Oregon. More

The NYT Will Charge Online

That’s a good thing

It's official. The New York Times says it will stop giving away its expensive-to-produce paper online and institute a metered... More

Parsing the Latest Online-Charging Poll

There's yet another poll out there reporting the obvious: Most people say they won't pay for something they get for... More

“New” Media Crucial in Aftermath of Haitian Earthquake

Newspapers, television scramble to reach the scene

“New” media platforms were critical to delivering early information about damage and relief efforts in the aftermath of a 7.0... More

“SUPPORT THE JOURNALIST”

Paige Williams reported a story. She financed it herself. She’d love to be paid back.

In 1978, when she was eighteen years old and living, with the rest of the country, through an economic crisis... More

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

The press is responsible for ignoring Bill Cosby rape allegations - Where were journalists 10 years ago when claims originally surfaced against him?

Journalism has a plagiarism problem. But it’s not the one you’d expect - Fareed Zakaria’s case highlights news organizations’ ethical grey areas

4 topics John Oliver explained more clearly than television news - The political satirist brings explainer comedy to HBO viewers

Will radio save science journalism? - WNYC will soon have a new health unit


CNN reporters in Ferguson provide coverage of CNN reporters in Ferguson (Slate)

“[T]here was little that justified CNN’s egocentric coverage”

Which media outlets use ‘illegal immigrant’? (Fusion)

“[I]n spite of all the good reasons not to use the phrase, it is still very easy to find in the US press, even in headlines”

Jack Shafer on losing his job (Capital New York)

“Right now, my immediate plan is to go to work as a lay therapist at The Intercept to bring the healing there so John Cook and Matt Taibbi can return. I have great interpersonal skills.”

On outlets that continue to call unknown drone victims ‘militants’ (The Intercept)

“Like the US drone program itself, this deceitful media practice continues unabated”

Bloggingheads

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

  • If you like the magazine, get the rest of the year for just $19.95 (6 issues in all).
  • If not, simply write cancel on the bill and return it. You will owe nothing.

Who Owns What

The Business of Digital Journalism

A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

Study Guides

Questions and exercises for journalism students.