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Nice to see that City Paper hasn’t changed under Baltimore Sun Media Group ownership

April 23 issue of Baltimore City Paper ( From February: Baltimore Sun Media Group buys City Paper (

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution does the Medicaid story we've been looking for

Not long ago, we faulted press coverage of the Medicaid expansion debate for overlooking the personal experiences and struggles of people caught in the coverage "gap"--earning too much to qualify for Medicaid in states that turned down federal funds to expand that program, and too little to receive subsidies to buy insurance on the new exchanges. So it's only fair...

ABC Re-Ups Paul Lee

With just a month to go before it pitches its 2014-15 upfront slate, ABC has re-upped entertainment president Paul Lee. The genial Brit has signed a new multiyear deal with the network, and while terms were not disclosed, it is believed that the contract will keep Lee locked down through spring 2018. Show More Summary

We are drowning in data about readers and attention, but which metrics really matter? You won’t like the answer

There are more ways than ever to measure traffic, readership, attention and engagement with our content. But all that means is there are even more things to distract us from the important questions about who we are trying to reach and how

Jill Abramson: The Times is always the prettiest girl at the party, not its famous staffers

Highlights from New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson’s podcast chat with Catie Lazarus: “[Nate Silver's lawyer] said to me, ‘[Repping Nate is] like representing the prettiest girl at the party.’ I looked at him with kind of a raised eyebrow and just in a deadpan voice, I said to him, ‘I’m very sorry, … Read More

Claim: Newspaper reporter is no longer the worst job

CareerCast is out with its latest best/worst jobs listings. Newspaper reporting – ranked the worst job out of 200 occupations last year – is in the 199th slot this year.

Stories I'd like to see

This column, a regular feature, was originally published on 1. Sealing deadly court files: In the wake of continuing disclosures about General Motors' failure to acknowledge critical safety issues related to faulty ignition...Show More Summary

USA Today's third-rate clickbait

What happens when America's Newspaper tries to go Business Insider? Something like this: That's the America's Markets section of USA Today's website, which puts business journalism on the Hamster Wheel—I counted 12 bylines in one day from one reporter—with predictably poor results. Show More Summary

Morning Report for April 15, 2014

It was “idiotic” for the Pulitzer judges not to give a feature-writing prize, says Daniel Okrent. “The notion that there was no prize-quality feature-writing this year doesn’t imply there’s anything wrong with feature writing; it just suggests there’s something wrong with the prize committee.” ( University of Missouri-St. Show More Summary

Marionette Wives Feel Pretty Insecure in an Age of Wireless DirecTV

If DirecTV is trying to position its Wireless Genie Mini device as a high-tech toy for doofy bros who view women as puppets—mission accomplished! Perhaps that's a tad harsh or too literal. Still, there's something unnerving about these new ads from Grey New York, directed by Bryan Buckley, featuring a life-size blonde marionette. Show More Summary

Pretentious, or quaint?

The headline on a recent article in a Tennessee newspaper said the local teachers were "among best-paid" in the state. The article, though, said the county teachers' salaries ranked "13th amongst all school systems," but "No. 3 amongst county systems." All told, the article used "amongst" five times. A college newspaper's review of the play Rentdiscussed the endurance of "the...

IBT Media is allegedly breaking labor law

IBT Media, the parent company of International Business Times and Newsweek, has been violating New York labor law for years by breaking rules for how frequently employees are paid, according to multiple employees affected. Nine former...Show More Summary

MSNBC Airing 15-Second Daily News Video

Now you have no excuse to not have time for the news. MSNBC announced they will be airing 15-second pieces produced by Now This News as part of a series called 15 Seconds to Truth. “MSNBC viewers want honest and informed perspectives...Show More Summary

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