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The Student Lounge

How State-Funded TV Stations Covered the Osama News

A look at Russia Today, Press TV, France 24, and others

Around the world, state-funded satellite TV stations—like Russia Today (RT), Iran’s Press TV, China’s CCTV, France 24 and Al Jazeera—are... More

Border Patrol

Remapping Arizona’s immigration coverage

It has been nearly a month since Arizona governor Jan Brewer signed into law Senate Bill 1070, the strictest anti-illegal... More

Rhymes with ‘Truck’

Profanity in the press: Why is it such a big fucking deal?

There’s nothing the media like more than a politician’s blunder, especially if a video clip means that the gaffe goes... More

Everyone’s the Wine Expert

Wine critics and bloggers, professional and amateur, are mixed up in a social media web

In late 2003, just as wine blogging was starting up on the Internet, Eric Arnold, currently the editorial director of... More

Hearts and Minds in Marja

If the Marja offensive was a performance as much as anything else, then where was the skepticism from the media?

About two months ago, thousands of NATO and Afghan troops rolled into Marja, a town in Afghanistan's troubled Helmand province,... More

Evidence of Things Not Seen

Georgia House Bill 1332 and the crime-scene censorship debate

Last month, lawmakers in Georgia swiftly approved House Bill 1332—called the “Meredith Emerson Privacy Act.” The bill aims to limit... More

Good Sports?

TMZ Sports: ESPN’s newest competition, or athlete upskirt shots?

When TMZ executive producer Harvey Levin announced plans last December to launch a sports offshoot of the notorious gossip site,... More

Stop using ‘Brooklyn’ to mean hipster neighborhoods - Elite-oriented outlets typically only cover the borough’s most affluent, Manhattan-adjacent neighborhoods

The Reporters Committee is about to start suing people to help journalists - Katie Townsend joins the organization as its first litigation director

How a Nebraska newspaper kicked off a major prison sentencing scandal - The Omaha World-Herald found that hundreds of inmates were being released early

On media freedom, United Nations plays by its own rules - Months of international crises raises the stakes for reporting on the UN, but investigative journalists remain without a right to information

Keep calm and write a headline worth reading - Ease up on the exaggerations because someday you may need those explosive adjectives when a truly big story lands


Female sportscasters are speaking up (NYT)

“[i]n the wake of the recent scandals, women have been driving the story, providing a perspective that their male counterparts simply cannot”

Adviser of high school paper that refused to use ‘Redskins’ suspended (Student Press Law Center)

“Amid a months-long battle with administrators for editorial control … the Playwickian’s faculty adviser was suspended for two days this week”

Apple’s ‘warrant canary’ disappears (GigaOm)

Apple included language in its first Transparency Report to say that it had not been subject to a Section 215 Patriot Act request. That language is now gone.

Trend Piece (New Yorker)

Buzzword, buzzword, buzzword. Isn’t the buzzword on your mind now? Perhaps it is on other people’s minds? Read on or you’ll be clueless, dated, and without any friends in the world. Buzzword again!

Bloggingheads

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

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The Business of Digital Journalism

A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

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