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What’s the deal with quote approval?

In a live chat today, Reuters’ Jack Shafer and Washington Post National Political Correspondent Karen Tumulty talked about quote approval.

Journalists began discussing the topic earlier this week after New York Times reporter Jeremy Peters wrote a piece saying that … Read more

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What role should public editors play in today’s newsrooms?

There’s been a lot of talk about public editors this week after Washington Post media writer Erik Wemple broke the news that Arthur Brisbane would be ending his term as The New York Times’ public editor this fall.

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Dylan Byers, Jack Shafer explain reporting behind new Watergate claims

An excerpt from Jeff Himmelman’s forthcoming biography of former Washington Post Editor Ben Bradlee stirred controversy earlier this week, prompting new questions about the Post’s Watergate coverage.

The biography reveals that Bradlee feared Bob Woodward had embellished certain details about … Read more

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Should journalists show support for Trayvon Martin, ask for Scott Walker’s recall?

Two separate incidents involving journalists who work for Gannett and ESPN have renewed attention to the issue of how journalists should exercise their right to free speech.

Earlier this week, editors and publishers at several Gannett papers said that its … Read more

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What ‘Lifespan of a Fact’ teaches us about the limits of creative nonfiction

The Lifespan of a Fact” has raised important questions in recent weeks about the nature of truth in creative nonfiction and the limits of literary license.

In the book, which has been gaining widespread attention, fact-checker Jim … Read more

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What role should journalists play in presidential debates?

Newt Gingrich said earlier this week that if he wins the Republican nomination for president, he won’t participate in any debates moderated by reporters. His announcement came on the heels of John McCain’s claim that it’s “time to stop” Read more

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Why political & sports reporters’ jobs are ‘almost identical’

In his Reuters column this week, Jack Shafer looks at the connection between political reporters and sports reporters. Both, he said, have to determine who’s winning and who’s losing. And they both have to “get inside the heads of … Read more

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Who cares if journalists break embargoes?

When The New Yorker’s David Denby broke an embargo on reviewing “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” earlier this week, Sony was “furious.” Denby praised the movie but had published his review more than a week before he was supposed … Read more

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Should news sites with limited resources depend on user-generated content?

CNN’s recent announcement that it had laid off 50 employees came just before the cable network announced that it had redesigned its iReport site, which features citizen journalists’ content.

Earlier this week, Stephen Colbert poked fun at the connectionRead more

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Politico’s Herman Cain story raises the question: What’s the value of scoops & exclusives these days?

Politico’s story about allegations that Herman Cain sexually harassed two women while he was head of the National Restaurant Association has generated mixed reactions from journalists and news consumers.

On Monday, ProPublica’s Stephen Engelberg referred to it as “the investigative Read more

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