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Boston Globe Editor Says Papers Need a Balance Between Print and Digital
Boston Globe Editor Says Papers Need a Balance Between Print and Digital

Pew Report Finds Reasons for Cautious Optimism in the News Business
Pew Report Finds Reasons for Cautious Optimism in the News Business

Botched Probe of Missing Jet Shows Why Malaysia Needs a Free Press
Botched Probe of Missing Jet Shows Why Malaysia Needs a Free Press

Coverage of Snowden Revelations and Marathon Bombings Win Pulitzer Prizes
Coverage of Snowden Revelations and Marathon Bombings win Pulitzer Prizes

So What if CNN Does Nonstop Coverage of the Missing Malaysian Jet?
So What if CNN Does Nonstop Coverage of the Missing Malaysian Jet?

Wall St. Journal Editor Talks About Covering Missing Malaysian Jet
Wall St. Journal Editor Talks About Covering Missing Malaysian Jet

College Newspapers Should Ignore the Naysayers and Keep on Printing
College Newspapers Should Ignore the Naysayers and Keep on Printing

Why Are So Many British Cebebrities Supporting
Why Are So Many British Cebebs Supporting Tougher Regulations on the Press?

Get Your News From Real News Sites, Not Aggregators
Strike a Blow for Journalism: Get Your News From Real News Sites, Not Aggregators

Digital News Startups Generate Excitement, but Can They Make Money?
Digital News Startups Generate Excitement, but Can They Make Money?

Brutal Attack on Editor Raises Fears About Press Freedom in Hong Kong
Brutal Attack on Editor Raises Fears About Press Freedom in Hong Kong

Reporters Covering Sochi Olympics Face Electronic Snooping by Russia
Reporters Covering Sochi Olympics Face Electronic Snooping by Russia

Reporters Covering Sochi Olympics Make Light of Awful Accommodations
Reporters Covering Sochi Olympics Make Light of Awful Accommodations

More Proof That Print Journalism is Alive: Soaring Newspaper Stock Prices
More Proof That Print Journalism is Alive: Soaring Newspaper Stock Prices

Phone-hacking Trial Shows That the Culture of British Tabloids Must Change
Phone-hacking Trial Shows That the Culture of British Tabloids Must Change

The Biggest Developments in the News Business in 2013, Part 1
The Biggest Developments in the News Business in 2013, Part 1

More and More, Chinese Regime is Trying to Muzzle Foreign Journalists
More and More, Chinese Regime is Trying to Muzzle Foreign Journalists

Reporters Must Do a Better Job of Covering Science, Expert Says
Reporters Must Do a Better Job of Covering Science, Expert Says

The Problems With Journalism Education at the Nation's High Schools
The Problems With Journalism Education at the Nation's High Schools

Report Says Syria is the Most Deadly Country on Earth for Journalists
Report Says Syria is the Most Deadly Country on Earth for Journalists

Press Freedom Faced Assaults Worldwide in 2013
Press Freedom Faced Assaults Worldwide in 2013

The Biggest Developments in the News Business in 2013, Part 2
The Biggest Developments in the News Business in 2013, Part 2

Compared to Britain, Press Freedom Remains Strong in the U.S.
Compared to Britain, Press Freedom Remains Strong in the U.S.

J-School Students Need Time to Learn Journalism, Not Computer Code
J-School Students Need Time to Learn Journalism, Not Computer Code

Is Press Freedom Coming to China? Not Likely.
Is Press Freedom Coming to China? Not Likely.

Udacity's Problems Raise Troubling Questions About Whether MOOCs Work
Udacity's Problems Raise Troubling Questions About Whether MOOCs Work

New York Times Paywall Works
New York Times Paywall Surpasses Digital Ad Revenue

How Well do Partnerships Between Journalism Schools and News Outlets Work?
Columbia University Conference Looks at Ways of Improving Collaborations to Benefit Both Journalism Students and News Organizations

Report: White House Secrecy Tactics are Having a Chilling Effect on News Media
Report says White House Secrecy Tactics are Having a Chilling Effect on News Media

Online News Can't Compete With Entertainment Sites Revenue-wise, But so What?
Online News Can't Compete With Entertainment Sites Revenue-wise, But so What?

Is Al Jazeera America Trying too Hard to be Like CNN?
Is Al Jazeera America Trying too Hard to be Like CNN?

Video Journalist Gets Inside Nairobi Mall During Terrorist Attack
Video Journalist Gets Inside Nairobi Mall During Terrorist Attack

Was a Journalism Teacher Right to Publicly Criticize a Student's Story?
Was a Journalism Teacher Right to Publicly Criticize a Student's Story?

PressThink Blogger Jay Rosen Admits Digital Zealots Were Wrong About Many Things
PressThink Blogger Jay Rosen Admits Digital Zealots Were Wrong About Many Things

For Better or Worse, Digital Zealots Are Dictating Changes in Many Areas
For Better or Worse, Digital Zealots Are Dictating Changes in Many Areas

Is it Wrong to Question Glenn Greenwald?
Should Journalists be Concerned About NSA Revelations in a Post-9/11 World?

Hailed Just a Few Years Ago, Patch.com is Now in Peril
Hailed Just a Few Years Ago, Patch.com is Now in Peril

Chinese Newspaper Strike Reportedly Triggered Tougher Line on Freedoms
Chinese Newspaper Strike Reportedly Helped Prompt Tougher Line on Freedoms

Survey Says More Journalism Grads are Finding Jobs
Survey Says More Journalism Grads are Finding Jobs

Chinese Police Detain Journalist in Fresh Sign of Crackdown on Press Freedom
Chinese Police Detain Journalist in Fresh Sign of Crackdown on Press Freedom

Orange County Register Owner Rejects the Gospel of the Digital Zealots
Orange County Register Owner Rejects the Gospel of the Digital Zealots

Even if You Get Your News Online, it's Probably Coming From a Newspaper
Even if You Get Your News Online, it's Probably Coming From a Newspaper

Glenn Greenwald, Edward Snowden and the Dangers of Activist Journalism
Glenn Greenwald, Edward Snowden and the Dangers of Activist Journalism

Many 2013 Pulitzer Winners Use Digital Tools to Enhance Storytelling
Many 2013 Pulitzer Winners Use Digital Tools to Enhance Storytelling

Amid Hoopla Over Royal Baby, Signs of Sanity and Restraint in News Coverage
Amid Hoopla Over Royal Baby, Signs of Sanity and Restraint in News Coverage

Mistakes in Boston Bombings Coverage Show the Pitfalls of Using Sources
Mistakes in Boston Bombings Coverage Show the Pitfalls of Using Sources

Does Anyone Really Care Whether CNN Covers World News Anymore?
Does Anyone Really Care Whether CNN Covers World News Anymore?

Reporters Covering Egyptian Turmoil Face Increasing Dangers
Reporters Covering Egyptian Turmoil Face Increasing Dangers

For Reporters Covering the Boston Marathon, a Fun Story Quickly Turned Tragic
For Reporters Covering the Boston Marathon, a Fun Story Quickly Turned Tragic

Report Cites Reasons for Optimism in the Newspaper Business
Report Cites Reasons for Optimism in the Newspaper Business

Audiences Abandon News Outlets as Quality of Coverage Declines, Report Finds
Audiences Abandon News Outlets as Quality of Coverage Declines, Report Finds

British Press Group Rejects Government Regulations, Offers its Own Plan Instead
British Press Group Rejects Government Regulations, Offers its Own Plan Instead

Outraged Newspapers Say New Rules Will Shackle Press Freedom in Britain
Outraged Newspapers Say New Rules Will Shackle Press Freedom in Britain

Journalism Group Urges British Prime Minister to Drop New Press Regulations
Journalism Group Urges British Prime Minister to Drop New Press Regulations

Is American Journalism Better - or Worse - Than Ever?
Is American Journalism Better - or Worse - Than Ever?

Writers Cheer on Digital Destruction as Newspapers Wither and Die
Writers Cheer on Digital Destruction as Newspapers Wither and Die

If China's New Leader Wants to Shake Things Up, He Should Promote Press Freedom
If China's New Leader Wants to Shake Things Up, He Should Promote Press Freedom

Want to See Why We Need to Save Newspapers? Watch TV News.
Want to See Why We Need to Save Newspapers? Watch TV News.

Former Staffers Claim that Al-Jazeera has Become a Propaganda Mouthpiece
Former Staffers Claim that Al-Jazeera has Become a Propaganda Mouthpiece

Despite What the Tech Geeks Tell Us, Plenty of Young People Prefer Print
Despite What the Tech Geeks Tell Us, Plenty of Young People Prefer Print

Reporters Who Cover the News Business Need to Get the Real Story
Reporters Who Cover the News Business Need to Get the Real Story

Now More Than Ever, the World Needs Good Science Journalism
Now More Than Ever, the World Needs Good Science Journalism

An Old-School Plea: Don't Let the Tech Geeks Dictate Every Aspect of Our Lives

The Basics on Britain's Phone-hacking Scandal
The Basics on Britain's Phone-hacking Scandal

Education, Not Regulation, is What's Needed at Britain's Rowdy Tabloids
Education, Not Regulation, is What's Needed at Britain's Rowdy Tabloids

Six Things We Learned About the News Business in 2012
Six Things we Learned About the News Business in 2012

Ethics Expert Says Leveson is Right to Call for Regulation of British Newspapers
Ethics Expert Says Leveson is Right to Call for Regulation of British Newspapers

Leveson Report Rips British Tabloids, Calls for Greater Oversight of the Press
Leveson Report Rips Brit Tabloids, Calls for Greater Oversight of the Press

When it Came to Election 2012, Fox News Pundits Failed the Network's Viewers
When it Came to Election 2012, Fox News Pundits Failed the Network's Viewers

Newspaper in Southern China Wages Battle With Government Over Censorship
Newspaper in Southern China Wages Battle With Government Over Censorship

Will a Victory for One Newspaper in China Mean Less Censorship for All?
Will a Victory for One Newspaper in China Mean Less Censorship for All?

'Risk List' Shows Countries Where Reporters and Press Freedom are Most in Peril
'Risk List' Shows Countries Where Reporters and Press Freedom are Most in Peril

Conservative or Liberal, Media Pundits Don't Have as Much Power as You Think
Conservative or Liberal, Media Pundits Don't Have as Much Power as You Think

When it Comes to Reporting, There's No Substitute for Being There
When it Comes to Reporting, There's No Substitute for Being There

It's a Mistake for College Newspapers to Stop Printing and go Online-Only
It's a Mistake for College Newspapers to Stop Printing and go Online-Only

Once Hailed as Revolutionary, Citizen Journalism Remains a Work in Progress
Once Hailed as Revolutionary, Citizen Journalism Remains a Work in Progress

News Coverage of 2012's Election Night: The Good, the Bad and the Truly Bizarre

How do Media Outlets Call the Races on Election Night?
How do Media Outlets Call the Races on Election Night?

Even Amid Obstacles, News Coverage of Hurricane Sandy is Pretty Solid
Hurricane Sandy News Coverage

Have Newspapers Been led Astray by the False Promise of Digital Advertising?
Have Newspapers Been led Astray by the False Promise of Digital Advertising?

When Journalism is Overrun by Public Relations, Democracy Takes a Hit
When Journalism is Overrun by Public Relations, Democracy Takes a Hit

TV News Should Cover Big Storms with Restraint, not Hyperbole
TV news should cover big storms with restraint, not hyperbole

Survey Finds Newspaper Publishers are Surprisingly Optimistic
Survey Finds Newspaper Publishers are Surprisingly Optimistic

Why the Digital Media Pundits are Wrong - About Lots of Things
Why the Digital Media Pundits are Wrong

NBC, Twitter and the 2012 Olympics Controversies
NBC, Twitter and the 2012 Olympics Controversies

In Defense of About.com
In Defense of About.com

Anti-Muslim Film is Offensive, but it's Also Protected by the First Amendment
Anti-Muslim Film May be Offensive, but it's Also Protected by the First Amendment

Digital Media Pundits Exaggerate Trends Affecting the News Business
Digital Media Pundits Exaggerate Trends Affecting the News Business

Should Sportswriters Have Been Tougher on Joe Paterno?
Should Sportswriters Have Been Tougher on Joe Paterno?

New York Times' new Chinese Website Comes Under Scrutiny of Government Censors
New York Times' new Chinese Website Comes Under Scrutiny of Government Censors

Group Says Record Number of Journalists are Jailed Worldwide
Group Says Record Number of Journalists are Jailed Worldwide

Is Journalism's Digital Future Going to be About Quality, or Junk?
Is Journalism's Digital Future Going to be About Quality, or Junk?

Repressive Governments are Cracking Down on Internet Freedom Worldwide
Repressive Governments are Cracking Down on Internet Freedom Worldwide

Murdoch's Wife Protects Him From Pie-Throwing Protester in Phone-hacking Hearing
Murdoch's Wife Protects Him From Pie-Throwing Protester in Phone-hacking Hearing

Study Says YouTube is Becoming an Important News Source
Study Says YouTube is Becoming an Important News Source

The Day the British Tabloid at the Center of the Phone-Hacking Scandal Closed
The Day the British Tabloid at the Center of the Phone-Hacking Scandal Closed

Ecuador Grants Asylum to Julian Assange but Smothers Press Freedom at Home
Ecuador Grants Asylum to Julian Assange but Smothers Press Freedom at Home

Journalists and Journalism Professors Still Don't See Eye-to-Eye
Journalists and Journalism Professors Still Don't See Eye-to-Eye

How I Turned Off Cable TV Shoutfests to Rediscover the Power of Real Reporting
Turning Off Cable TV Shoutfests to Rediscover the Power of Real Reporting

British Female Journalist Attacked, Sexually Assaulted in Cairo's Tahrir Square
British Female Journalist Attacked, Sexually Assaulted in Cairo's Tahrir Square

A 20-Something Journalist Bemoans the Slow Demise of Print
A 20-Something Journalist Bemoans the Slow Demise of Print

What Happens if Newspapers are Undervalued Into Oblivion?
What Happens if Newspapers are Undervalued Into Oblivion?

Do Newspaper Website Paywalls Actually Work?
Do Newspaper Website Paywalls Actually Work?

New Orleans Times-Picayune Cuts Back on Print, but Will its Website Make Money?
New Orleans Times-Picayune To Print Three Days a Week

Journalist Creates a Website for Mothers Who Are Terminally Ill
Journalist Starts Mom, Always, a Website for Mothers Who Are Terminally Ill

Young People Who See the Downside of Digital Technology
Middle-aged Pontificators Aside, the Future Belongs to the Young

Study Finds That People Want Local News, and are Willing to Pay for it
Study Finds That People Want Local News, and are Willing to Pay for it

Why Does Campaign News Coverage Still Focus on the Horse Race?
Why Does Campaign Coverage Still Focus on the Horse Race?

Joe Paterno Wasn't So Nice to the Reporters Who Covered Him
Joe Paterno Wasn't So Nice to the Reporters Who Covered Him

Blaming the Messenger Won't Make Penn State's Sex Abuse Scandal Go Away
Blaming the Messenger Won't Make Penn State's Sex Abuse Scandal Go Away

Journalism One of the Worst Careers? Try Telling That to My Students
Journalism One of the Worst Jobs? Try telling That to my Students

The Syrian Regime Extends its Brutal Crackdown to the News Media
Syrian Regime Extends its Brutal Crackdown to the News Media

2012 Pulitzer Prizes Are a Triumph For Papers That Have Survived Tough Times
The 2012 Pulitzer Prizes Represent Triumph Over Adversity

Study Says News Consumption is Up, but Tech Firms are Making the Money
Study Says News Consumption is Up, but Tech Firms are Making the Money

Why Paywalls Are a Good Thing for Newspapers
Why Paywalls Are a Good Thing for Newspapers

A Pack of Predictions by Media Pundits That Proved to be Just Plain Wrong
A Pack of Predictions by Media Pundits That Proved to be Just Plain Wrong

Study Says Newspapers Are Slow to Find New Sources of Revenue in the Digital Age
Study Says Newspapers Are Slow to Find New Sources of Revenue in the Digital Age

Why Should Everything on the Internet be Free?
Why Should Everything on the Internet be Free?

I Really Like Jon Stewart, but Here's What Bothers me About him
I Really Like Jon Stewart, but Here's What Bothers me About him

Tired of Sensationalist News Coverage? There are Plenty of Alternatives
news coverage, sensationalism, jon stewart, cable news

Jon Stewart, Media Critic
Jon Stewart, Media Critic

Local Newspapers Can Make Paywalls Work for Them Too
Local Newspapers Can Make Paywalls Work Too

Technology Isn't a Religion. So Lighten Up, People...
Technology Isn't a Religion. So Don't Take it so Seriously.

How Can Newspapers Remain Profitable in the Digital Media Age?
How Can Newspapers Remain Profitable in the Digital Media Age?

Why Can't Paywalls Work?
Why Can't Paywalls Work?

Not Every Journalist Can Be an Entrepreneur
Journalism, Entrepreneurs, Not Every Journalist Can be an Entrepreneur

"Free" News is Based on an Illusion
Free News is Based on an Illusion

Why Don't Young People Read the News?
Author Mark Bauerlein Says Tools of the Digital Age Distract Young People From Reading the News

Five Reasons Why Journalism Students Should Follow the News
Five Reasons Why Journalism Students Should Follow the News

Sunshine Week Highlights the Right to Access Public Records
Sunshine Week Highlights the Right to Access Public Records

NY Daily News Rewriteman Sees His Article Become Art
An Art Exhibit Inspired by Newspaper Stories

The Decade Since 9/11 has Been a Grim Time for the News Business
Sept. 11, 2001 and the News Business - Journalism in a Post 9/11 Age

How Draconian is China is When it Comes to Censorship? Read This.
China, journalism, censorship, news coverage

How China Censors the News Media
China, Censorship, News Media, Journalism

Feisty Chinese Journalists Get Brief Taste of Freedom in Covering Train Crash
China Train Crash, Government Censorship, Chinese Journalists, News Media

Jon Stewart Blasts Sensationalism in the News Media, but is it Really So Bad?
Sensationalism, Journalism, the News Media and Jon Stewart - Is Sensationalism in the News Media Bad?

Impunity Index Shows Where Slayings of Journalists Go Unsolved
Violence Against Journalists, Killings of Journalists, CPJ Impunity Index

Phone-hacking Scandal Threatens Rupert Murdoch's Media Empire
Stories about the phone-hacking scandal at the News of the World

Would a U.S. Newspaper Ever Do What a British Tabloid Did?
Phone-Hacking Scandal Grows Out of Brit-Tab Tradition

Brit Tab at Center of Phone-Hacking Scandal Had Crossed Ethical Lines for Years
But No-Holds-Barred Approach to Reporting is Likely to Continue, Scholar Says

Why Newspapers Are Still Important
Newspapers - Why Newspapers Are Still Important

What Happens to Coverage of Average Folks If Newspapers Die?
What Happens to Coverage of Average Folks If Newspapers Die?

Years Into the Online News Revolution, Uncertainty Still Abounds
Even the Digital Literati Can't Predict the Future of the News Business

Did Baby-Boomers Have Have A Stranglehold on Newspapers For Too Long?
Did Baby-Boomers Have Have A Stranglehold on Newspapers For Too Long?

Closing the University of Colorado Journalism School was the Wrong Move
Closing the University of Colorado Journalism School was the Wrong Move

The Most Influential Gatekeepers in the Mainstream Media
News Outlets That Influence What Stories Are Covered

Nonprofit Sites Like Voice of San Diego Offer Hope To Beleaguered News Business
A Focus on Hard-Hitting Investigative Journalism

Newspaper Layoffs Take Their Toll on Local Investigative Reporting
Newsrooms With Little Time for Stories That Dig Beneath the Surface

Not Everyone is Thrilled With Wall-to-Wall News of the Royal Wedding
News Coverage of the Royal Wedding of Prince William and and Kate Middleton - Shouldn't News Coverage of the Monarchy Be More Restrained and Critical?

Can Paywalls for News Websites Work?
A Hotly Debated Topic in the News Business

The Top 10 Stories About Journalism and the News Business for 2010
If 2009 was one of the worst years ever for the news business, there was no place to go but up. In 2010 newsroom layoffs slowed and some places even started hiring. No major papers closed, and the so-called called visionaries who once predicted the demise of print journalism were oddly silent. Meanwhile, there were scandals aplenty.

Are Japanese News Media Asking Tough Questions About Nuclear Crisis?
Japanese News Media, Nuclear Crisis - Are Japanese News Media Asking Government Tough Questions About Nuclear Crisis?

Journalism and the Egyptian Uprising
News Coverage of the Egyptian Uprising

Is Al Jazeera anti-Semitic and anti-American?
Should the Controversial Arabic News Network be More Widely Available in the U.S.?

Complaints About News Coverage of Michael Jackson's Death Missed the Point
Complaints About News Coverage of Michael Jackson's Death Missed Sight of What News Is

Study That Says Most News Still Comes From Papers Irks New Media Oracles
Study That Says Most News Still Comes From Papers Irks New Media Oracles

Arianna Huffington and The Huffington Post
Stories About Arianna Huffington and The Huffington Post

Predictions About the Future of News That Turned Out Wrong
In Reaching for Journalism's Future, Some Devalued its Past

Journalists Who Turn to Writing Fiction Can Find it Tough Going
Don't Expect to Hit the Best-seller Lists, says Author Scott Flander

In Mexico, a Killing Zone for Journalists
El Diario Editorial Sparks Debate Over Murders of Reporters by Druglords

Young People Ignore the News, Even in a Digital Age
The Technology of Journalism Improves, But Young People Still Avoid the News

More News Outlets Are Taking On Aggregators Over Copyright Issues
Sharon Waxman's excellent site the Wrap sent a cease-and-desist letter to Newser CEO Patrick Spain demanding that he stop using the Wrap's content. And News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch steps up his rhetoric against search engines that aggregate news stories.

Media Missed Signs That Scott Brown Might Win Senate Seat, Study Says
The media missed signs that GOP underdog Scott Brown might win the special election to succeed the late Edward Kennedy in the U.S. Senate, and paid little attention to the upstart candidate until the final weeks of the campaign, a study says.

2010 Pulitzer Prizes Awarded
The first online news source to win a Pulitzer - ProPublica, for a story "that chronicles the urgent life-and-death decisions made by one hospital's exhausted doctors when they were cut off by the floodwaters of Hurricane Katrina."

After Years of Layoffs, There's Hiring Going On in the News Biz
News outlets - print, online and otherwise - are hiring again, says Dan Rohn, founder of JournalismJobs.com.

A News Website Where the Paywall Works Just Fine, Thank You
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Bucks Convention by Charging for Online News

At Newspaper Trade Show, the Mood is Subdued but Also Defiant
At America East, the trade show for newspaper companies and their suppliers, there's a sense of defiance against the doom-and-gloom predictions that newspapers are dead or dying.

Newspapers May Not be Cool, But They Still Make Money
We live in a free-market system in which the almighty dollar, like it or not, usually dictates the future. And in this case the almighty dollar says newspapers are going to be around for awhile.

'State of the News Media' Report Paints a Bleak Picture
The Pew Project for Excellence in Journalism says the audience for news is growing in two areas - cable TV and online. Newspaper circulation continues to slide.

Pew Study Says Online Ads Don't Seem to Work
Online advertising doesn't work. That's one of the findings of the "State of the News Media" report by the Pew Project for Excellence in Journalism.

Paywall Naysayers Forget About the Importance of Local News
If I want to know how the public schools that my kids attend are doing, or find out if my property taxes are going up, or know whether the local zoning board approved a new mall on the edge of town, chances are I'll need to check my local paper for that.

Why Can't Paywalls Work?
Many of the same experts who predicted that online ads would foot the bill for a brave new world of Internet journalism are trying to convince us that we shouldn't try to make people pay for online news.

Conservatives See Need for More Investigative Reporting
Blogs and Op-eds Are Fine, But Many on the Right See the Need for More Hard-News Exposes

Media Analyst Ken Doctor's "Newsonomics"
Author Tries to Chart the Coming Trends in the News Business

Top 10 Stories About Journalism for 2009
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times... actually, 2009 was pretty much the worst of times for the news business, especially for newspapers. Layoffs continued by the thousands and two big metro papers closed. But there was the sense, at year's end, that the worst of it was over, that if you looked closely you might actually see some light at the end of the tunnel.

The Top 10 Developments in Journalism in the 2000s
It's hard to image a more tumultuous decade for journalism than the 2000s. The first decade of the 21st century witnessed the rise of the Internet and corresponding decline of newspapers. Media titans like Rupert Murdoch left their mark on the industry while scandals rocked some of the most storied news organizations.

A (Brief) History of Print Journalism in America
When it comes to the history of journalism, everything starts with the invention of the movable type printing press by Johannes Gutenberg in the 15th century.

What's the Difference Between Broadsheet Newspapers and Tabloids?
Sober and Serious vs. Scrappy and Irreverent

Are Newspapers Dying? Yes Or No?
Some Say the Internet Will Kill Off Papers, Others Say Not So Fast

Reporters Under Fire
In the United States, it's rare for a reporter to have to risk life and limb. But in much of the world, reporters are often thrown in jail, beaten or even killed just for doing their jobs. And the death toll killed is on the rise. Here are stories about such incidents happening around the globe.

Senate Hearing on Future of Newspapers Offers Two Visions of the Future
Hearing Features Compelling Testimony From "The Wire" Creator David Simon

Controversy at the Cable News Networks
Millions of Americans get their news from the cable networks CNN, MSNBC or Fox News. Yet two of those - Fox News and MSNBC - have gained notoriety not for their news coverage but for their prime-time opinion programming featuring such voluble hosts as Bill O'Reilly and Keith Olbermann. Critics say these shows shed more heat than light.

Study Says Press Coverage of Obama is Positive So Far
Obama Gets More Positive Coverage Than Bush or Clinton

Student Newspaper Advisers Face Retaliation for Controversial Stories
It’s a chilling but all-too common scenario: A student writes something controversial in a high school or college newspaper, and the faculty adviser to the paper faces heat from the school’s administration. Some advisers are reassigned, demoted or even fired.

Study Says Newspaper Website Readership Is Up
Web surfers are reading newspaper websites more than ever. So says the University of Southern California's Annenberg Center for the Digital Future, which studies such things. The center found that internet users read online newspapers for an average of 53 minutes per week in 2008, the highest level recorded in the eight years the study has been done. That compares to 41 minutes per week in 2007.

Poll Says Public View of News Media's Accuracy Is At 20-Year Low
Here's a newsflash: Many people don't think the news media is accurate in its reporting. In fact, a survey by the Pew Research Center for People and the Press finds that the public’s view of the accuracy of news stories is at its lowest level in more than 20 years.

Media Coverage of Obama Grows Tougher As Poll Numbers Slip
The honeymoon between President Obama and the media seems to be ending. After enjoying fairly positive coverage in the early months of his presidency, media coverage of Obama has grown more critical in recent weeks as his poll numbers have slipped.

Peeping Tom Video of ESPN's Erin Andrews Sparks Controversy
The case of ESPN reporter Erin Andrews and the peephole video showing her naked in a hotel room has stirred up plenty of controversy in the news business.

Pioneering Female Sports Reporter Says Andrews Walks a Fine Line
The Erin Andrews peephole video scandal may have set the Internet abuzz, but the idea of women sportscasters being objectified as sex objects is old news to Anne Doyle. As a sports anchor and reporter Doyle covered the likes of Reggie Jackson, Bobby Knight, Bo Schembechler, Isiah Thomas and Kirk Gibson.

Keith Olbermann says There's No Truce With Bill O'Reilly
Keith Olbermann says he hasn't signed on to any peace accord with Bill O'Reilly. In his "Worst Persons" segment Monday night, the MSNBC host said he had never agreed to a ceasefire with his Fox News nemesis.

Conservative Critics Are Wrong On Cronkite's Vietnam Reporting
Walter Cronkite hadn't been dead more than a week before some conservative pundits started dredging up old canards about the CBS News anchor's legacy being tainted by his supposed liberal bias.

Conspiracy Theories About Obama's Birth Spill Into Mainstream Media
Wacky conspiracy theories about President Obama not being a U.S. citizen have spilled into the mainstream media. The Associated Press, NBC News and other mainstream news outlets have run stories on the belief, held by some on the far-right, that Obama was not born in the U.S.

Reporter Took Phone Calls From Man Who Held Ex-Wife Hostage
A Connecticut newspaper reporter who received a series of phone calls from a man who had taken his ex-wife hostage and was holding police at bay says her experience as a journalist helped her through the ordeal.

Media Coverage of Military Rites for War Dead Wanes
The ban on the press photographing the flag-draped caskets of fallen U.S. soldiers at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware has been lifted. But few reporters or photographers now show up to chronicle the solemn ritual that attends the return home of the nation's war dead.

NY Times Is Big Winner in Pulitzers
The Pulitzer prizes are announced, and The New York Times was the big winner, walking away with five awards in journalism's most prestigious competition.

House OKs Limited Protection for Journos Shielding Anonymous Sources
The House passes a bill that would give limited protection in federal court to reporters who choose not to reveal confidential information or sources.

Bill Would Allow Newspapers Tax-Exempt Status
Under the Newspaper Revitalization Act introduced by Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Maryland), newspapers could choose to operate as non-profits under section 501(c)(3) of the tax code for educational purposes, similar to public TV and radio. Tax-exempt papers would not be allowed to make political endorsements, but could freely report on all issues, including political campaigns.

Journalists Who Turn To Teaching
Many Journalists Find They Love Teaching, But There Are Adjustments To Be Made

With News Business in Crisis, What Do Journalism Professors Tell Students?
Offering Encouragement and Advice to Future Journalists at a Time When Layoffs Are All-Too Common

For the First Time, Web-Only Newsrooms Enter the Pulitzer Contest
Last year the folks who award the Pulitzer Prize announced that for the first time ever they would accept submissions from web-only news operations. Now some of those web-only newsrooms are planning to submit articles for the Pulitzer contest.

Obama Tells Federal Agencies to be More Responsive to FOIA Requests
In a clear departure from the secrecy that characterized the Bush administration, President Barack Obama has told federal agencies to err on the side of disclosure when responding to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. The move was hailed by journalists, who often use FOIA requests to gain access to government documents.

Obama's Inaugural Produces Brisk Business For Newspapers Nationwide
As expected, newspapers nationwide sold hundreds of thousands of extra copies to readers who snapped them up as keepsakes of Barack Obama's inauguration.

Twitter Photo of Jet in Hudson Draws Plenty of Attention on the Web
A passenger on one of the ferries that helped rescue passengers of the U.S. Airways jet that ditched in the Hudson River takes a photo that takes the Internet by storm.

New Calif. Law Protects Student Newspaper Advisers
High school and college newspaper advisers are now protected from retaliation by school administrators under a new California law. The Journalism Teacher Protection Act bars administrators from retaliating against advisers when their students publish stories the administrators don't like.

New Open-Records Law Takes Effect in Pennsylvania
A much less restrictive open-records law has taken effect in the keystone state. The new law declares that all state, county and local government records are public unless specifically exempted.

The Top 10 News Stories About the News Business In 2008
A Year Most in the News Business Would Rather Forget

Pentagon Lifts Ban on News Media Pictures of Coffins
The Defense Department lifts an 18-year-old ban on the news media photographing the flag-draped caskets of fallen U.S. soldiers at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. Defense Secretary Robert Gates decided to allow photos of the caskets if the families of the dead agree.

From Low Pay to Layoffs, A New Site Reveals The Stuff Journalists Like
A Wickedly Funny Take On Journalists' Quirks

Pulitzer Prize Board Will Accept Entries From Web-Only Publications
An Historic First For Print Journalism's Highest Honor.

Citizen Journalists Key in Chronicling Mumbai Terror Attacks
Were the Mumbai Terror Attacks a Defining Moment for Citizen Journalism?

The Press, Politics & Media Bias
The Press Likes a Winner, According to a Pew Research Center study on news coverage of the election.

FOX News, MSNBC and Journalistic Objectivity
FOX News, MSNBC and Objectivity in Cable News

The Pulitzer Prize
Stories About the Pulitzer Prize - Print Journalism's Highest Honor

It's Time to Declare the Death of the Death of Newspapers
It's Time to Declare the Death of the Death of Newspapers

British Newspaper Websites Seek a Bigger Audience in America
British Newspaper Websites Seek a Bigger Audience in America

As the 'All-digital" Strategy Fails, Newspapers Return to Print
As the 'All-digital" Strategy Fails, Newspapers Return to Print

Study Says Non-profit News Sites Still Need a Sustainable Business Model
Study Says Non-profit News Sites Still Need a Sustainable Business Model

Looking For a Global Perspective on the News? Check Out BBC Radio.
Looking For a Global Perspective on the News? Check Out BBC Radio.

Too Often, English Classes Don't Teach Students What They Really Need to Know
Too Often, English Classes Don't Teach Students What They Really Need to Know

AP Phone Records Seizure Prompts Calls for Federal Shield Law
AP Phone Records Seizure Prompts Calls for Federal Shield Law

Worldwide, Newspapers Remain a Booming Business
Worldwide, Newspapers Remain a Booming Business

Government Seizure of Associated Press Phone Records Sparks Outrage
Government Seizure of Associated Press Phone Records Sparks Outrage

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