Journalism

Peter Kaplan, 1954-2013
To understand the modern internet, you need to understand the cranky wisdom of this journalism icon
November 30, 2013

Peter Kaplan, the longtime New York Observer editor, died November 29. In this 2012 profile, Nathan Heller described Kaplan, who had just launched a glossy magazine for Fairchild Fashion Media, as one of the most influential figures in journalism.

Glenn Greenwald and Bill Keller Are Wrong About Objectivity in Journalism
November 06, 2013

A debate has been raging for 50 years or more over whether journalists should try to be “objective” in reporting events or describing controversies.

Yes, Young Writers Should Give Their Work Away for Free
It's sad but true: There's no other way to make it
October 29, 2013

Writing in The New York Times this weekend, author and cartoonist Tim Kreider, like every other member of the working media, surveyed the contemporary marketplace, and realized he does not like what he sees.

On the Ground With Syria's News Smugglers
They go where professional journalists won't
October 20, 2013

Covering the war in Syria is too dangerous for professional journalists. That's where these guys come in. A dispatch from the makeshift media capital of the Middle East.

Searing Pictures from Egypt's Turmoil
September 19, 2013

An interview with Mosa'ab Elshamy, the 23-year-old whose photos have defined Egypt's revolution

Rolling Stone Nails Aaron Hernandez—But Misses the NFL
August 28, 2013

I found two false notes in Rolling Stone’s otherwise excellent, scrupulously reported story on the downfall of former star New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, who now faces a murder charge and is being investigated for several other alleg

A Q&A With Jill Abramson
The Times' top editor on mean bosses, liberal biases, and the demise of the Washington Post
August 19, 2013

The Times' top editor on Mean Bosses, Liberal Biases, and the Demise of the Washington Post

Who Should Buy the Paper?
The Sulzbergers say they’re not selling. But if they were...
August 19, 2013

"Evan Williams"—Nick Denton, owner of Gawker MediaDavid Paul Morris/Getty Images News “Evan Williams [who helped found Blogger and Twitter].

My Plan for the National Tribune
Because competition is healthy
August 19, 2013

Because competition is healthy. 


Washington Post Editor to Staff: Don't Expect to See Bezos Around the Newsroom
August 08, 2013

Reporters and editors at the Washington Post have been doing their best to learn as much as they can about their new owner, but Amazon founder Jeff Bezos seems to be in no rush to get to know them.

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