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The News Frontier

At HuffPost, the Old College Try

The outlet branches into college news

There’s a species of journalism we often forget to include when we talk about our fabled ‘new media landscape’: college... More

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

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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A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

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