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Your Local News Is Terrible, Studies Show | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Jay Rosen points his Twitter followers in the direction of a study done by the Norman Lear Center at the University of Southern California's Annenberg...

Jason Linkins

Rosen On NYT Tea Party Piece: 'A Faltering Sense Of Reality' | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Jay Rosen has a thoughtful post up at PressThink, which hasn't gotten nearly the amount of attention it deserves, so away we go! Rosen's topic is the...

Jason Linkins

How To 'Fix' The Sunday Morning Shows | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Jay Rosen, saints preserve him, has posted a "Simple Fix For The Messed Up Sunday Shows". Since Sunday morning is the time when I personally do penite...

If It's Sunday, It's Meet the Facts

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ari Melber

Even the most powerful candidates and politicians submit to Sunday grillings. And it's a real loss when politicians can dissemble through these appearances without any rigorous follow-up.

With Harvard's Help, Congress May Keep Bloggers Out of Jail

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ari Melber

Tt just got a little easier out here for a blogger. The smart folks at Harvard's Citizen Media Law Project are launching a program of free legal services for online and citizen media.

Jason Linkins

Fixing The Sunday Morning Shows: Readers Respond! | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The inimitable Jay Rosen put forth a simple fix for the Sunday Morning politics shows -- "Fact check what your guests say on Sunday and run it online Wednesday." It's a simple, actionable idea.

Young Voices in The Future of News -- Connection, Conversation, Community

Jose Antonio Vargas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jose Antonio Vargas

It's time for young journalists and, just as important, young technologists to show how news is expanding and being re-defined in a world under Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

Think Again: Blogosphere to Mainstream Media: Get Off the Bus (and Walk a Mile in Our Shoes)

Eric Alterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Alterman

Dowd's accident is yet another sign of how traditional media outlets are increasingly (and to their credit) taking cues from the reporters and commentators that populate the blogosphere.

How to Become a "Death of Newspapers" Blogger

Paul Dailing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Paul Dailing

The more you self-reference, pick feuds and talk about the failure of TimesSelect, the better you're doing. If you make it sound like you're the one who figured out newspapers are dying, you win.

Clay Shirky is Right: Newspapers' Death is Journalism's Loss

Tom Watson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tom Watson

The Internet has been a destructive force for many business models, but none threatens the basis of the republic as much as the digital knife busily sawing at the fraying Achilles tendon of American newspapers.

Jay Rosen And Glenn Greenwald On Whether Old Media Is Sustaining Old Politics (VIDEO) | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Is the old media sustaining the old politics? News and analysis with NYU journalism professor and PressThink blogger Jay Rosen and political journalis...

(Not) Newmark's Law -- the "Culture of Participation" and "Consent of the Governed"

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Craig Newmark

Anyone who runs anything, that is, any governing entity, should normally operate in the "culture of participation" mode.

Right On Cue, The White House Press Corps Awakens From Its Bush Slumber

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Boehlert

Beltway reporters have tossed aside the blanket of calm that had descended on them during the previous administration, a blanket of calm that defined their Bush coverage.

Obama's Press Policy: Is Muckraking the New Shoe-Throwing?

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

Hey, keep your shoes on! Just because Obama's in office, that doesn't mean journalism is going to be okay! Is the media business model still collapsin...

On The Road Again, With Begging Bowl And Stick

Mayhill Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mayhill Fowler

Most reporters ask the same questions. Meena from Al Jazeera was different. She really wanted to know about "citizen journalism," and made me think all over again about the "citizen" part of the equation.

Personal Democracy Forum: Blogging The Thin Nerdy Line

Mayhill Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mayhill Fowler

I'm speaking on a panel titled "Reinventing Political Media." Not surprisingly, few of the media being "reinvented" show up for what sounds like a dousing of Chinese Cultural Revolution-style re-education.

Final Notes On The John McCain News Hunt

NewsTrust | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

If a news story has appeal on the right and left it suggests deeper coverage. Here then are five stories on McCain from center-right sources which appealed to our OfftheBus news hunters.

OffTheBus On Bittergate: A Roundup of Initial Responses

John Tomasic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John Tomasic

The Bittergate story has prompted responses from many OffTheBus contributors. They've written on the story and its interpretations but also on the new experience of practicing citizen journalism.

The Uncharted: From Off The Bus to Meet the Press

Jay Rosen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jay Rosen

As an Obama supporter, I was proud to publish Mayhill Fowler's truthful report, though I recognize that it touched off an ordeal for the campaign, a media storm that isn't over and could hurt Obama's chances.

I Wish There Were More Mayhill Fowlers

Scott Shrake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Scott Shrake

There's no conspiracy behind Bittergate. The truth is even more unlikely: Fowler is that rare Barack Obama admirer who can admit he's not perfect. And, hey, that's the right kind of support.

Media Thanks Part II: Even More Delicious The Next Day!

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Happy day after Thanksgiving! We hope you had fun yesterday with your loved ones, friends and families as you trypped the light (to)phantastic and joi...