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Jeff Bezos’s Post-It Note To Self: Rekindle American Journalism

| August 7, 2013

Unlike the sort of vulgar ad men who’ve taken over most newspapers since the 1990s, slicking up newsprint with more hair gel than ink, Bezos knows the value of a sentence. He’s shown healthy contempt for the forces of the market, which are equal parts poison and speed to innovation.

Emory Will Close Its Journalism School. Good Riddance.

| September 18, 2012

Journalism education is nice, but beyond the basics, not necessary, argues Bill Cotterell. Anyone who’s smart, cares about news and works hard can learn the five Ws — who what, when, where and why — in a couple weeks. Then, if they learn from their mistakes, they can get good at telling you what’s really going on.

Heckling Obama

| June 15, 2012

Neil Munro, a reporter for the Daily Caller, heckled Obama at the president’s announcement of a new policy regarding young immigrants. Munro’s behavior is indefensible.

“To Catch a Predator,” To Bait a Voyeur: Chris Hansen and the Sweep of Sleaze

| May 6, 2011

Chris Hansen’s To Catch a Predator and Perverted-Justice developed a brand of sleazy, ethically compromised journalism to coincide with NBC’s most important ratings months, when underage sex in any form sells.

Room for Debate
Bin Laden Death Photos and Videos: Should They be Released?

| May 4, 2011

A dead and bloodied photo or video of Osama bin Laden may be “gruesome,” as the White House claims, but why should the public not have a full accounting of the raid and of bin Laden’s burial?

News-Journal Inexplicably Spikes Follow-Up Story on Drowning of 3-Year-Old Girl

| April 21, 2011

The story, spiked Wednesday evening after being approved for the next day’s paper, cited police saying that the girl’s 5-year-old brother had told his mother he’d drowned his sister–information that other media reported Wednesday evening.

Happy Anniversary: News-Journal Owner Wants News Crew Selling Subscriptions & Ads

| March 31, 2011

At the 1-year mark of his ownership, News-Journal publisher Michael Redding is offering $25 to staffers who secure a 3-month subscription, $40 to those who get 6-month deal, and $50 to those who land $100 in advertising. Newsroom staffers are “insulted.”

Pay for Play: How Flagler’s Tourist Council Bribes Journalists, Who Happily Hack Along

| March 23, 2011

Beginning today, Flagler’s tourist council will host four “journalists” for four days, touring the county’s attractions and restaurants, all expenses paid, with $3,500 in public money, in exchange for presumably “positive” press.

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