| Nov 11, 2014
| 4:00 AM
He was an unusual sight in this embattled but historic Lebanese port city, a Westerner who wasn't a journalist, a young man driven to provide humanitarian help to the unremitting flow of wounded and displaced from Syria's civil war.
"He was full of...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 10:55 AM
WASHINGTON For 3 Â years since the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, former Navy SEAL Robert O'Neill managed to keep a lid on the last major secret from that historic mission: His own name.
Journalists and producers had chronicled nearly every second of...
| Nov 17, 2014
Nicco Mele, the Internet strategist credited with pushing political campaigns into the digital era, has been named deputy publisher of the Los Angeles Times.
"We intend to be one of the great journalism organizations of the 21st century, not just the...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 6:04 PM
Kudos to Tony Glaros for his November 13 column "A Visit With Mom is Sobering, But Also Fun." As one who has been in the same situation of watching an aging parent decline, I know how bittersweet encounters like this are. Very touching and very real...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 5:15 PM
Jon Stewart has made such a career out of mocking the news that it's a bit of a shock to find that "Rosewater," his debut film as a writer-director, is so earnest and straightforward you'd guess it was directed by Dan Rather and not the host of Comedy...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 7:12 AM
A few days ago Jim Romenesko posted this extract from a Facebook post by Beth Inglish McMillian, the new engagement editor at the Tennessean:
"I really don't like news that makes me feel sick to my stomach... and well that seems to be what our media in...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 9:21 AM
In a fulmination this week at Lingua Franca, “The Decline of Grammar Education,” Geoffrey Pullum points out, quite rightly, that the grammar quizzes posted on the Internet are almost always junk: “The web’s grammar quizzes deal...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Asked how often someone told him, “I don’t think that’s a good idea” while making his first movie, “Rosewater” writer-director Jon Stewart replies with a laugh, “There were probably five a day,” noting...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 9:57 AM
Jane Hirt, who helped lead the Chicago Tribune newsroom through the dark days of bankruptcy and into an unfolding digital future, is stepping down as managing editor to pursue personal interests, the Tribune announced Wednesday.
Hirt came to the Chicago...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 1:47 PM
The PEN Center USA literary awards, as always, honored excellent writing and celebrated heroes of free speech on Tuesday. And host Aisha Tyler exercised it with a high-energy, highly profane commentary that kicked the event's energy up a notch.
| Nov 7, 2014
| 2:10 PM
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