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Thirty Tools for Writers

Encouraged by the response to his original Twenty Tools for Writers, Roy Peter Clark expands and updates his workbench. Read More
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Claim: No-longer-relevant "Doonesbury" is going the way of "Li'l Abner"

Reason.comJesse Walker says Garry Trudeau "still has the power to piss people off," but his "Doonesbury" has lost its cultural cachet and is becoming more "Li'l Abner"-like. Walker writes: "Al Capp's strip, insightful and hilarious in its day, was little more than a permanent tantrum at the end; it felt like the product of a befuddled old … Read More
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Judea Pearl: Publishing my son's murder photos undermines terrorism fight

New York TimesJudea Pearl says his son, Daniel, wrote in an e-mail two months before his abduction: "Hi! It looks pretty dicey from here -- at least your papers don't run front-page photos of the corpses of journalists." Six months later, he notes, the Boston Phoenix ran photos of his son's murder, and linked to a video of … Read More
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Bernstein: Most journalism has gone downhill since Watergate

The NewsHourCarl Bernstein said on "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer": "I think that the real trends in journalism in the past 30 years have been toward gossip, sensationalism, manufactured controversy, and at the same time as we're doing the dumbing down of most American journalism to the point where we're losing most of our context, then you have … Read More
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Many WSJ staffers don't want to return to World Financial Center

 New York Daily NewsOf the 175 employees responding to a survey conducted by a group of Wall Street Journal reporters and editors, 72 percent said they oppose returning to the World Financial Center near Ground Zero. "Health concerns, both physical and psychological, were the most frequently cited reasons," says the survey report. The 21 percent who favor a … Read More
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 > Self-styled journalist, 68, conditionally freed after being jailed for four months> YIL alters "most wired colleges" research after schools refuse to participate> Ottawa Citizen publisher's firing raises questions re CanWest, Prime Minister> Son of former Times-Picayune political columnist flew Cardinal Law to Dallas> Line56 Magazine editor-in-chief Craft jumps to Upside, replacing Borrell> Radio … Read More
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