Media


Utne.com Gets a Makeover

by David Doody

Utne Reader launches a social-curated real-time magazine to accompany a cleaner, more user-friendly site layout...


The Crockpot: A Weekly Digest 06.23.11

by Staff

This week’s link collection includes Billy Collins Action Poetry, 10 ways to reduce food waste, and Sarah Palin’s remarkably lucid prose...


Confessions of a Mercenary Writer

by Will Wlizlo

Oliver Miller wrote 10 articles every night for 10 months for AOL. They paid him 8 cents per word...


The Crockpot: A Weekly Digest 06.16.11

by Staff

This week’s link collection includes anti-union employee training videos, Fox News’ race-baiting, and an ad on a strand of hair...  


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The Fixer

by Don Terry, from Columbia Journalism Review

A streetwise sociologist guides reporters through the drug underworld...


The Crockpot: A Weekly Digest 06.09.11

by Staff

This week’s link collection includes hilarious exit-interviews, a naked travel writer in Berlin, and a slow-motion landslide...


Semen: Now That’s Seminal

 by Keith Goetzman

The word seminal is thrown around a lot these days: a seminal band, a seminal book, a seminal figure, a seminal work. But to me, seminal conjures mostly one thing: semen…


All the News That’s Fit to Sell

 by David Schimke

“The muscles of journalism are weakening and the muscles of PR are bulking up—as if they were on steroids,” says New York Times reporter David Barstow. . . .