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John Solomon had grand plans for the digital future of the Center for Public Integrity. But there was always a catch... When John Solomon took over as executive editor of The Washington Times in 2008, the conservative daily had long been propped up on subsidies from the Unification Church and its self-proclaimed messiah, the Reverend Sun Myung Moon.
Horror! Mother Jones exposes America's non-ergonomically friendly working conditions
We apologize if the following story is just too difficult to read. This is a sad - very sad - report. Mother Jones has released the results of an investigation it did into the work conditions of average Americans at a Mississippi warehouse. And the results are shocking.
How to tell a Matt Winkler headline and lead | JIMROMENESKO.COM
From ANONYMOUS: I work at Bloomberg News, and I was grinning at a recent story that just betrays how editor-in-chief Matt Winkler thinks, and how easy it has become for people in the company to identify his fingerprints on a story. So here it is (below): * First telltale: The theme.
Newspaper adds three journalists | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram
Posted:TodayUpdated: 1:44 AM Along with a new managing editor, D.C. bureau chief and reporter, an editor is promoted. From staff reports PORTLAND - The Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram has hired a new managing editor, promoted another editor to deputy managing editor and added two journalists to its newsroom staff.
Bathlands: Deep in the Heart of America's New Drug Nightmare
After decades of misguided hysteria, the War on Drugs may have an epidemic worth freaking out about, and it's spreading across state and demographic lines at the speed of the Internet. NATASHA VARGAS-COOPER travels the country to uncover the way-less-glamorous-than-it-sounds world of bath salts, which has already come to a strip mall near you.
Columbia University Press " Blog Archive " Book Giveaway! The Best Business Writing 2012
June 11th, 2012 at 6:00 am This week's featured book is The Best Business Writing 2012, edited by Edited by Dean Starkman, Martha M. Hamilton, Ryan Chittum, and Felix Salmon. The book is part of our exciting new series from Columbia Journalism Review Books. Contributors include Warren Buffett, Paul Krugman, Gretchen Morgenson, Steve Pearlstein, James B.
Drowning Doesn't Look Like Drowning
The new captain jumped from the deck, fully dressed, and sprinted through the water. A former lifeguard, he kept his eyes on his victim as he headed straight for the couple swimming between their anchored sportfisher and the beach. "I think he thinks you're drowning," the husband said to his wife.
Copy editing: It's taught me a lot, but it has to change
I have a fondness for copy editing and copy editors. I learned more in my copy editing class than in any other course I took at Texas Christian University back in the 1970s (hat tip to my instructor, Jim Batts).
The Washington Post Co.'s Self-Destructive Course
The Washington Post Company's dismal quarterly earnings release last week was received with something of a shrug-more of the same. But the report is worse than the reaction suggests and raises fundamental questions about the Post's strategy, not just for the newspaper, but for the whole company.
Cantor Suggests Anti-Semitism Is A Problem Within The House GOP Caucus
A few weeks ago, the House GOP was up in arms over House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's (R-VA) $25,000 donation to anti-incumbent candidate Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), who ultimately defeated his opponent, incumbent Rep. Don Manzullo (R-IL). But the story got a little more fraught when it turned out that Manzullo once said Cantor would [...]
Shale Gas Regulation
The Energy Institute has been established at the University of Texas at Austin to provide the State of Texas and the Nation guidance for sustainable energy security through the pursuit of research and education programs - good policy based on good science.
FAU Scripps Howard Institute on the Environmentand Science - Home
Welcome to the Scripps Howard Institute on the Environment and Science at Florida Atlantic University. As the new name indicates, we have widened the scope of this South Florida-based continuing education program for professional journalists. Participants in the next session, scheduled for May 21-26, 2012 at FAU's John D.
Billionaire Romney donor uses threats to silence critics
Frank VanderSloot is an Idaho billionaire and the CEO of Melaleuca, Inc., a controversial billion-dollar-a-year company which peddles dietary supplements and cleaning products; back in 2004, Forbes, echoing complaints to government agencies, described the company as "a pyramid selling organization, built along the lines of Herbalife and Amway."
The GOP debates: what questions do journalists like to ask?
What gets asked at the debates is a good reflection of what journalists think the 2012 campaign is about. After all, reporters could ask about almost anything, right? (Even pizza.) So we decided to examine all the questions that have been posed to the Republican candidates in the 20 debates since May 5 2011.
Q&A: Eric Roston, Bloomberg’s sustainability editor
Curtis Brainard is the editor of The Observatory, CJR's online critique of science and environment reporting. A new section tracks businesses' response to the global "resource crunch" At the end of November, Bloomberg News launched a Sustainability section "to uncover what businesses are doing, or what they need to be doing, to thrive as global competition intensifies for strategic resources."
2012 Award Winners - MacArthur Foundation
The MacArthur Foundation supports creative people and effective institutions committed to building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. In addition to selecting the MacArthur Fellows, we work to defend human rights, advance global conservation and security, make cities better places, and understand how technology is affecting children and society.
Heartland Institute Responds to Stolen and Fake Documents | Heartland Institute
FEBRUARY 15, 2012 - The following statement from The Heartland Institute - a free-market think tank - may be used for attribution. For more information, contact Communications Director Jim Lakely at jlakely@heartland.org and 312/377-4000. Yesterday afternoon, two advocacy groups posted online several documents they claimed were The Heartland Institute's 2012 budget, fundraising, and strategy plans.
Brendan DeMelle | Heartland Institute Exposed: Internal Documents Unmask Heart of Climate Denial Machine
We are releasing the entire trove of documents now to allow crowd-sourcing of the material. Here are a few quick highlights, stay tuned for much more. -Confirmation that Charles G. Koch Foundation is again funding Heartland Institute's global warming disinformation campaign. Greenpeace's Koch reports show the last time Heartland received Koch funding was in 1999.
Twinsies! Wastelands Around The World Unite - Cities - GOOD
Walk along the tram tracks that cut through Hammarby Stöstad, a neighborhood on the outskirts of Stockholm, and you'll pass modern condos and old factories, the architectural signposts of a neighborhood in transition. More eye-catching is the dense overgrowth of trees and bushes that sprouts out of the blacktop-a forgotten oasis within an abandoned parking lot.