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Is it OK for a reporter to smoke pot to get a source to trust him?

poynter.org — Washington Post Gene Weingarten says this is based on a true story: A Washington Post reporter is sent to a small Midwestern city to profile an ordinary man involved in an issue of national importance.
Jun 12, 2015

@spencermweiss Not at all! I'm more looking at how carefully worded the piece is. It's actually an old debate poynter.org/news/mediawire…

How The Daily’s David Knowles came up with the ‘Best. Lede. Ever.’

poynter.org — Romenesko Misc. | The Daily He coulda been a credenza. That lede on David Knowles' piece about the estate of Marlon Brando suing a retailer over its "Brando" furniture line has gone viral. "I've been pretty surprised by the reaction," Knowles tells me. "Right away, I heard back from a few editors at the Daily.

Why NYT doesn’t attend White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner

poynter.org — New York Observer "We are not being holier than thou [by not attending], or criticizing anyone who chooses to go," says Times Washington bureau chief Dean Baquet.
Apr 26, 2015

Here's NYT's then-DC Bureau Chief @deanbaquet explaining in 2011 why NYT won't attend WH Correspondents Dinner poynter.org/news/mediawire…

Apr 26, 2015

RT @ggreenwald: Here's NYT's then-DC Bureau Chief @deanbaquet explaining in 2011 why NYT won't attend WH Correspondents Dinner poynter.org/news/mediawire…

Apr 26, 2015

RT @ggreenwald: Here's NYT's then-DC Bureau Chief @deanbaquet explaining in 2011 why NYT won't attend WH Correspondents Dinner poynter.org/news/mediawire…

Apr 26, 2015

RT @ggreenwald: Here's NYT's then-DC Bureau Chief @deanbaquet explaining in 2011 why NYT won't attend WH Correspondents Dinner poynter.org/news/mediawire…

Apr 26, 2015

RT @ggreenwald: Here's NYT's then-DC Bureau Chief @deanbaquet explaining in 2011 why NYT won't attend WH Correspondents Dinner poynter.org/news/mediawire…

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No Spin Zone is No Talk Zone when O’Reilly gets upset

poynter.org — Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Post-Gazette editorial-page editor Michael McGough went on Bill O'Reilly's radio show to defend an editorial approving the idea of letting inmates form bands and appear on cable-TV. But, says McGough, "I did the unthinkable: I criticized O'Reilly for 'parading' [a] murder victim's sister on his show."

One thing we've learned: Fast-food lovers can get awfully testy!

obscurestore.typepad.com — The many excellent (if I may so myself) OS&RR offerings from October 1, 2003 included a story about a Burger King drive-thru customer who got out of her car, went into the restaurant and slapped an employee over a screwed up order. There's been a lot of fast-food violence reported on my site over the years!

Judge who handed out condom-filled acorns can return to bench

obscurestore.typepad.com — The judge claims he uses the stuffed nuts in his courtroom to help raise awareness of safe sex and the effectiveness of condoms against pregnancy and disease. The Court of Judicial Disciple said that "his preoccupation with acorns is mystifying," but the guy is still fit for the bench.

Married politician who paid teen boy for "good time" denies he's gay

obscurestore.typepad.com — When asked by a reporter whether he had previously arranged such encounters with males, Indiana State Rep. Phil Hinkle quickly answered, "We're not going there." I'd say that means he has -- and that he's locked himself deep in the closet. "People keep asking: 'What were you thinking?' I honestly don't know.

Teens who use social media more likely to become boozers, druggies

obscurestore.typepad.com — This back-to-school study is getting mocked on Twitter, although some students interviewed by the Chicago Tribune believe the findings. One says: "When someone constantly sees photos of parties, they sort of feel they're missing out. It sort of glorifies the whole thing.

Man breaks into ex's home, takes a dump on her photo ID cards

Man checks electrical meters and waters plants without his pants

obscurestore.typepad.com — He was wearing a long sleeved shirt and nothing else while carrying a mop and bucket outside of his apartment building. He told one woman: "If you can get the mop to work right, I will cook you a steak dinner." > Police arrest man for indecent exposure (Gainesville.com)
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Aug 01, 2015

NYT contributor: I am not a neutral observer; can I still be a fair reporter? retractionwatch.com/2015/07/30/nyt…

Aug 01, 2015

RT @ivanoransky: In study of major newspapers, @WSJ "was least likely to discuss the impacts of and threat posed by climate change" pus.sagepub.com/content/early/…

Jul 31, 2015

Obit in Fairbanks paper: "Folgers Coffee stock price fell sharply on the news of Nola Lorengo's passing." bit.ly/1MyV3XG

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