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Here's a Scoop: Pulitzers Still Fascinate Journalism Students

Roy J. Harris Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Roy J. Harris Jr.

In this era of disappearing ink-and-paper, journalism schools are scrambling to make sense of the media chaos. But something all students want to hear are Pulitzer Prize "back stories".

How Rich Schapiro, Reporter, Became "Armpit" Model For Dove Body Wash

nydailynews.com | By Rich Schapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

It was as surreal then as it is now, but somehow I, an unassuming Daily News reporter, wound up being one of the faces - and bodies - of Dove's new li...

Anderson Cooper -- Innovating All the Way to Success

Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Fred Whelan and Gladys Stone

Cooper's success can be traced back to his unconventional approach and to trusting his instincts. The same could be said for his reporting style.

The Psychological Impact of Earthquake in Haiti

Michael Blumenfield, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Blumenfield, M.D.

Just about every survivor in Haiti can be expected to be going through a very personal grieving process and many will experience at least some symptoms of post traumatic stress.

It Was 20 Years Ago, SNN Taught the Band to Play

Ed Berliner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Ed Berliner

Do you remember where you were on February 1, 1990? I do, and so do many others who were part of sports broadcast history, when on that day the first 24/7 sports network launched.

Harold Evans and His "Rag and Bone Men of the Opinion Trade"

Christopher Lydon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Christopher Lydon

Harold Evans, doubtless the finest English newspaper editor of his time, could make you weep in his memoir of formative days in Manchester and glory years with the Sunday Times of London.

Pundit Contest Would Have Gone Down Better with a Spoonful of Psychology

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bella DePaulo

Once upon a time there were well-worn paths to the top of the press pile. America's Next Great Pundit Contest, however, is based on the premise that well-informed voices could come from just about anywhere.

No Charges For Tyson In Scuffle With Photographer

AP | ANTHONY McCARTNEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Mike Tyson and a photographer won't face charges after their scuffle last month at Los Angeles International Airport, city prosecu...

Real Journalism and the Road Ahead

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Vivian Norris

The first thing you do in a war is control and take out your enemy's communication system. Our news has been taken over by entertainment, propaganda and massive corporations. We need to to take back the media.

The Pentagon Gives Us a Teachable, New Media Moment

Jarvis Coffin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jarvis Coffin

The Pentagon plans to issue new restrictions that will make a serious attempt to restrict access to social networking sites.

Poll Finds 40% Of Sports Reporters Gamble On Sports

Editor & Publisher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Forty percent of sports reporters admitted in a recent survey to gambling on sports, while 5% said they had bet on sports they had covered....

Think Again: The End of Local Reporting

Eric Alterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Alterman

With much of the world of journalism focusing on the trials and tribulations of our great national newspapers, it's easy to forget the importance of Tip O'Neill's old adage: "All politics is local."

Mexico Drug War: Reporter Forced To Flee From Army, "The Biggest Cartel Of All"

Mother Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

There is a man driving fast down a dirt road leading to the border. A rooster tail of dust marks his passage. He is very frightened and his 15-year-ol...

If She's Seeking Higher Office, Sarah Palin May Already Be Failing Her First Test: Mastering the Media

Eric Deggans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Deggans

Until Palin learns how to handle the press better, she will continue to suffer from self-inflicted wounds -- gashes that lie in her inability to tell a better story than the national press provides.

Athletes Wising Up to Media Game

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Danny Groner

As sports fans, we're prone to forgive, though we rarely forget, because these players' contributions and abilities are what draws us to them, not their decisions.

Why We Joined the Media Blackout on Kidnapping of NYT Reporter

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Greg Mitchell

In the months after we found out about the kidnapping, I witnessed the most amazing press blackout on a major event that I have ever seen. I wonder how strongly this non-reporting will be criticized in the weeks to come.

Journalists' Families Appeal To N. Korea

cnn.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Family members of two U.S. journalists imprisoned in North Korea said they are worried about the women's well-being and are pleading for their release...

After North Korea: Why Reporters Take Risks (VIDEO)

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Josh Wolf was willing to spend 226 days in jail for his story. We visit him in San Francisco to talk to him about why reporters put themselves in dangerous situations.

Reporter's Recorder Confiscated At Veterans Affairs Event

RCFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A Washington D.C.-based radio reporter says his audio storage device was inappropriately confiscated Tuesday by Veterans Affairs officials after he in...

North Korea: 2 US Reporters Being Held For Crossing Border

AP | KWANG-TAE KIM | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SEOUL, South Korea — The United States has contacted representatives of North Korea about two detained American journalists and is waiting for a...

Sri Lanka Rebels Lose Killinochci

Benjamin Bronfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Benjamin Bronfman

Even as the Sri Lankan conflict seems to be drawing to a close, the government, which has a long history of abducting Tamil civilians and suppressing information, has increased its security forces in the capitol.

Reporter Jumps Ropeline To Try And Get Obama's Autograph

Politico | CAROL E. LEE & JOSH GERSTEIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

A reporter was escorted out of a White House event by Secret Service agents on Wednesday afternoon after he approached President Obama to seek an auto...

Reporters' Role As Despised Chorus In Arab-Israeli Conflict

New York Times | ETHAN BRONNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Faisal Husseini, a Palestinian leader who died at the start of this decade, used to tell a story about his first visit to Israel. The 1967 war had jus...

Keeping Anderson Cooper Honest: How CNN and the Media Flubbed Obama's 2nd Swearing In

Ronald B. Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ronald B. Robinson

The same media that is creating a negative impression of President Obama is saying little about the outgoing administration's widespread destruction of official government records.

Bush's Final Press Conference

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Lest I be accused of "Bush Derangement Syndrome," I'm reproducing some of the most interesting answers Bush gave today, with a minimum of snarky commentary.