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March & april 2011
A Job Well Done
Bill Keller’s tenure as New York Times executive editor. Posted: Thurs, June 2, 2011   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
Leaning Forward
The peripatetic John Solomon explains his move from the Center for Public Integrity to Newsweek/The Daily Beast. Posted: Tue, May 31, 2011   > read more
By  Greg Masters
That Bok Choy Moment
Why the AP Stylebook now has a section on food terms, and how it came together.Fri. May 27, 2011   > read more
By  Jeffrey Benzing
A Critic Joins the Post
Long known for his stinging commentaries on its foibles, Erik Wemple soon will be blogging about the media and politics for the Washington Post. Thurs. May 26, 2011   > read more
By  Andrew Damstedt
The Rise of Political Fact-Checking
Two good examples of news outlets holding candidates accountable. Posted: Tues. May 24, 2011   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
Continuing the Struggle
Web exclusive
Her husband, editor of a newspaper in Sri Lanka, was fatally attacked. Now in exile in New York City, Sonali Samarasinghe presses forward with their fight for press freedom and justice in their native country. Posted: Friday, May 20 2011   > read more
By  Gena Chung
Digital Transformation
The Center for Public Integrity retools for the future, with a much more interactive Web presence and new approaches to bringing in revenue. Posted: Fri, May 13, 2011   > read more
By  Greg Masters
The Media Did It
Newt Gingrich’s lame attempt to blame the press for reporting what he said. Posted: Wed. May 18, 2011   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
The Courage to be Serious
As Jim Lehrer steps down, it’s a good time to praise the muted, issue-focused approach of “PBS NewsHour.” Posted: Thurs, May 12, 2011   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
A Haven for Hyperlocal
Street Fight hopes to help the burgeoning hyperlocal industry figure out what works and what doesn’t. Posted: Thurs, May 12, 2011   > read more
By  Jeffrey Benzing
Passing on Rumors
Why it’s a bad idea to glorify the Rumsfeld aide who “broke” the news of bin Laden’s death on Twitter. Posted: Wed, May 4, 2011   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
Entrepreneurship 101
Courses in entrepreneurial journalism are becoming a staple at many journalism schools. Posted: Wed, May 11, 2011   > read more
By  Gena Chung
The Nonsense Quandary
How should news organizations deal with phenomena like the “birther” brouhaha? Posted: Thurs, April 28, 2011   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
On the Front Lines
Former honcho Jim Brady is helping the Journal Register Company reinvent itself for the digital age. Posted: Wed, April 27, 2011   > read more
By  Jeffrey Benzing
The Al Jazeera Effect
The Qatar-based channel’s extensive coverage of the Arab Spring underscores its emerging role as a major player. But controversy continues to swirl about its coverage. Posted: Thurs, April 21, 2011   > read more
By  Sherry Ricchiardi
Spreading the Wealth
Denting the big-paper domination of the Pulitzers. Posted: Tue, April 19, 2011   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
An Encouraging Sign
The mother of a journalist detained in Libya hears that she will soon be getting a phone call from her son. Posted: Tues., April 19, 2011   > read more
By  Andrew Theen
Tracking the Names
How California Watch put together its powerful series on earthquake safety concerns at thousands of state schools, and how it distributed its findings across a wide array of platforms. Friday, April 29, 2011   > read more
By  Andrew Damstedt
A Bigger Tent
ASNE repositions for the future. Posted: Fri, April 15, 2011   > read more
By  Greg Masters
An Impressive Final Act
Sidney Harman's effort to resurrect Newsweek. Posted: Wed, April 13, 2011   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
With an Edge
Local TV newscasts are adding attitude-laden commentary in an effort to stand out in a crowded media landscape. Posted: Wed, April 20, 2011   > read more
By  Deborah Potter
Digging Deeper
How Paige St. John put together her Pulitzer-winning investigation of the Florida insurance industry for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Posted: Fri, April 22, 2011   > read more
By  Greg Masters
Going the Distance
Is nonprofit-funded investigative reporting sustainable? Posted: Mon, April 11, 2011   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
Back Behind the Wheel
Why Detroit News auto critic Scott Burgess returned to the paper after resigning over changes to a review that had been challenged by an advertiser. Thurs., April 7, 2011   > read more
By  Andrew Damstedt
"Too Amazing To Turn Down"
Why high-profile journalists are leaving prestigious news outlets like the New York Times to join The Huffington Post. Posted: Tue, April 5, 2011   > read more
By  Jeffrey Benzing
Courage and Tenacity
How a community newspaper editor shepherded a powerful investigation of a corrupt Kentucky sheriff in the face of a series of threats. Posted: Mon, April 4, 2011   > read more
By  Greg Masters
An Important Initiative
The New York Times’ plan to charge for digital content Posted: Fri, March 18, 2011   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
Digging Beneath the Surface
McClatchy’s new Washington bureau chief is a champion of aggressive reporting. Posted: Fri, March 18, 2011   > read more
By  Andrew Damstedt
The Revenge of Juan Williams
After a series of major embarrassments at NPR, CEO Vivian Schiller walks the plank. Posted: Wed, March 9, 2011   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
The Bloomberg Juggernaut
While many news organizations are struggling and retreating, Bloomberg News keeps adding talented journalists, expanding its empire and elevating its ambitions. Posted: Tue, March 1, 2011   > read more
By  Jodi Enda
The 40-Year-Old Startup
Long known and respected for its pricey, in-depth analysis of government policy, National Journal retools for the Internet era. Posted: Fri, Feb. 25, 2011   > read more
By  Jessica Deahl
Cracking the Twitter Case
Other reporters tried and failed, but The Atlantic's Alexis Madrigal tracked down the identity of the man behind the profane and brilliant @MayorEmanuel. Posted: Fri, March 11, 2011   > read more
By  Greg Masters
The Ins and Outs of iPad Apps
Here’s how top news outlets are presenting material on the popular tablet device. Posted: Thu, March 3, 2011   > read more
By  Barb Palser
Ringing the Bell
An investigation of city corruption wins a prestigious prize for two Los Angeles Times reporters. Posted: Thurs, March 10, 2011   > read more
By  Jeffrey Benzing
Pay to Play
As cash-strapped newspapers struggle to adapt to the Internet age, more and more are asking readers to pay for digital content. Is that a winning strategy for the future? Posted: Wed, Feb. 23, 2011   > read more
By  Cary Spivak
Letter From Iraq
Starting a student newspaper in Kurdistan from scratch. Posted: Thur, March 3, 2011   > read more
By  Jackie Spinner
Fading Away
Web exclusive
Despite occasional flurries of interest in the concept over the years, the roster of U.S. news councils hearing complaints against the media has dwindled to one. Posted: Wed, March 2, 2011   > read more
By  Greg Masters
“Heeeere’s the Newspaper”
Web exclusive
The Omaha World-Herald hires a former “Tonight” show writer as an A-section humor columnist. Posted: Thu, Feb. 24, 2011   > read more
By  Jeffrey Benzing
"Verve and Attitude"
Web exclusive
The new editor of the Philadelphia Daily News wants his reporters to write with a point of view. Posted: Wed, Feb. 9, 2011   > read more
By  Greg Masters
A Muckraker's Odyssey

I Have Seen the Future
A Life of Lincoln Steffens
By Peter Hartshorn
528 pages; $30   > read more
Book review by  Matthew Jakubowski
Clarification   > read more
By   Unknown
The Bloomberg Realm   > read more