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June/July 2012
Time for a United Front
News organizations should band together and stop agreeing to allow quote approval as the price for on-the–record interviews. Tues., July 24, 2012.   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
Well, It Might Be the Same Guy
ABC’s Brian Ross’ mindless’ “Tea Party” error on the Aurora movie theater massacre story Fri., July 20, 2012.   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
The Embattled Editor
Jim Amoss, who has spent his life in the city and his career at the paper, has been a target of much criticism over the changes planned for New Orleans’ Times-Picayune. He says he understands the concern, but he says the digitally focused, three-day-a-week print future is critical if the paper is to survive and flourish. Wed., July 18, 2012.   > read more
By  Michaelle Bond
Death of a Solutionist
Bill Raspberry was a very special columnist. Tues., July 17, 2012.   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
Revising and Extending Remarks
Journalists should push back harder against sources’ efforts to edit their interviews. But given today’s “gotcha” culture, it’s easy to understand why people are so gun-shy. Tues., July 17, 2012.   > read more
By  Carl Sessions Stepp
A Profile of William Raspberry
The Pulitzer-winning former Washington Post columnist died Tuesday at 76. Tues., July 17, 2012.   > read more
By  Linda Fibich
The Supreme Venue for Supreme Court Junkies
SCOTUSblog's mission: "educating the country about what’s going on with the court.” Fri., July 13, 2012.   > read more
By  Kelsey Pospisil
Execution Is All
Newhouse's blunders in New Orleans have undercut the effort to radically restructure the news business. Wed., July 11, 2012.   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
Who Needs a Newspaper?
The protest in New Orleans, the huge power failure in Washington, D.C., and the future of print. Tues., July 10, 2012.   > read more
By  Carl Sessions Stepp
The Irrepressible Rupert Murdoch
Problems be damned, the mogul keeps moving full speed ahead. Fri., July 6, 2012.   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
Time to Open Up the Supreme Court
Live audio and video coverage could help prevent debacles like the incorrect reporting on the health care decision. Fri., June 29, 2012.   > read more
By  Carl Sessions Stepp
Who Was First? Who Cares?
The ridiculous battle over who “broke” the news on the health care ruling―and why it’s dangerous. Thurs., June 28, 2012.   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
Another Stumble for Reeling CNN
Its ratings sinking, the cable news pioneer makes a high-profile mistake on the Supreme Court’s health care ruling. Thurs., June 28, 2012.   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
The Advantage of Authenticity
And how “writing with a smile” can help in a shrill, polarized media and political environment. Thurs., June 28, 2012.   > read more
By  Carl Sessions Stepp
Unraveling a Miscarriage of Justice
A Texas journalist tells the story of how a man could be imprisoned for a quarter of a century for a crime he didn’t commit. Wed., June 27, 2012.   > read more
By  Kelsey Pospisil
How Changes at a Newspaper Are Unifying a City
New Orleanians rally to keep the Times-Picayune publishing seven days a week and to support staffers who are losing their jobs. Fri., June 22, 2012.   > read more
By  Michaelle Bond
Jonah Lehrer's Echo Chamber
Just how serious an offense is the bestselling author and New Yorker blogger’s penchant for recycling his own material? Thurs., June 21, 2012.   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
Take This Job and Shove It
An attempt by the Gazette in Colorado Springs to micromanage a reporter’s personal Facebook page backfires badly. Thurs., June 21, 2012.   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
For BuzzFeed’s New Washington Bureau, An Atypical Approach
One of its first two hires will focus on LGBT issues. Wed., June 20, 2012.   > read more
By  Kelsey Pospisil
Entering the Fray
The Spanish-language television network MundoFox is poised to join the ranks of Hispanic-oriented media. Tues., June 19, 2012.   > read more
By  Kelsey Pospisil
Whatever Happened to Fear of the Press?
Reflections inspired by the episode in which reporters were escorted out of a Mitt Romney Q and A at, of all places, the Newseum. Mon., June 18, 2012.   > read more
By  Carl Sessions Stepp
ASNE Retools for the Future
With a new executive director and a new home, the organization, like the industry it serves, is broadening its mission for the digital age. Fri., June 15, 2012.   > read more
By  Michaelle Bond
Newhouse Flunks the Test in New Orleans
Its Web site buries the blow-by-blow of major layoffs at the Times-Picayune while showcasing a feel-good video from the paper’s editor. Tues., June 12, 2012.   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
A New Executive Director for ASNE
Former St. Louis Post-Dispatch Editor Arnie Robbins assumes the position as the editors’ group moves from the Washington, D.C., area to the University of Missouri. Mon., June 11, 2012.   > read more
By  Michaelle Bond
Newhouse: Staying the Course in New Orleans
Despite the public outcry against its plan to reduce publication of the Times-Picayune to three days a week, the company is not backing down. Fri., June 8, 2012.   > read more
By  Michaelle Bond
The Importance of Trustworthiness
Why it’s a serious mistake for legacy news outlets to continue to jettison copy editors. Fri., June 8, 2012.   > read more
By  Carl Sessions Stepp
For Newspapers, a Less than Daily Future
Experts see the reduced publishing schedule for Newhouse papers in New Orleans and Alabama as a precursor of things to come. Thurs., June 7, 2012.   > read more
By  Michaelle Bond
“All About the Investigative”
Susanne Reber talks about her move from NPR to the Center for Investigative Reporting. Fri., June 1, 2012   > read more
By  David Gutman
Plagiarism Is Plagiarism
And the background of the alleged perpetrator, no matter how distinguished, doesn’t matter. Thurs., May 31, 2012.   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
An Important City without a Daily Paper
As New Orleans’ Times-Picayune cuts back to three times a week, what are the ramifications? Thurs., May 24, 2012.   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
A Busy Season for Political Fact-Checkers
The presidential candidates have taken plenty of liberties, and the outlook is for lots more shenanigans before voters go to the polls. Tues., May 22, 2012.   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
A Psychological Boost for a Struggling Industry
Warren Buffett goes on a newspaper buying spree. Thurs., May 17, 2012.   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
New Players for the New Orleans Media Market
A Web site focusing on local news is poised to launch as the Baton Rouge daily gears up a New Orleans edition. Fri., July 27, 2012.   > read more
By  Michaelle Bond
A Call for More Thoughtful Campaign Coverage
It’s past time for the news media to stop enabling practitioners of our toxic politics. Mon., August 13, 2012.   > read more
By  Carl Sessions Stepp
Emphasizing Enterprise Reporting
Why it’s a vital part of a news outlet’s mission, even in challenging economic times. Weds., April 4, 2012.   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
The “Greater Truth” Defense
Mike Daisey is the latest to pull out that shopworn canard in an effort to justify fabrication. Mon., March 19, 2012.   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
A Newspaper Buying Spree
Despite their declining value and much-publicized woes, papers are attracting interest. Thurs., April 5, 2012.   > read more
By  John Morton
The Twitter Death Epidemic
Why it’s silly to assert that Twitter “beat” the news media in reporting Whitney Houston’s demise. Thurs., April 5, 2012.   > read more
By  Barb Palser
Celebrities Covering News
The networks are signing up well-known people with no evidence of journalism chops. Thurs., April 5, 2012.   > read more
By  Deborah Potter
Everybody Does It
Fareed Zakaria’s lame attempt to defend his practice of borrowing quotes from other sources and using them as if they were his own. Tues., August 14, 2012.   > read more
By  Rem Rieder
Learning to Do It All
When it comes time to fill one of those precious hiring slots, news outlets are looking for journalists with a wide array of skills. Thurs., April 5, 2012.   > read more
By  Elia Powers
Leaving the Field She Loved
Uncertainty about the future of journalism pushes a highly regarded reporter into PR. Tues., March 20, 2012.   > read more
By  Michelle G. Chan
Martyred for Pursuing a Story

Killing the Messenger: A Story of Radical Faith, Racism’s Backlash, and the Assassination of a Journalist

By Thomas Peele

Crown Publishers

464 pages; $26

Thurs., April 5, 2012.   > read more
Book review by  Carl Sessions Stepp

Don’t Judge a Company By One Paper
Thurs., April 5, 2012.   > read more
By   Unknown
Not So Transparent
Thurs., April 5, 2012.   > read more
By   Unknown
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