All the President's Men Is What Made Me Want to Become a Journalist

Ben Bradlee was editor of the Washington Post when the newspaper did something phenomenal: It took down the Nixon administration in the Watergate scandal. I didn't know anything about Bradlee or newspapers or the Washington Post when I saw the 1976 film about the scandal—I only knew I wanted to work somewhere just… » 10/22/14 8:25pm Yesterday 8:25pm

FT: Thousands of Confidential Bloomberg Terminal Messages Found Online

Just the other day, the New York Post outed Bloomberg reporters for monitoring Bloomberg terminals to track Wall Street traders' accounts. Now, the Financial Times has pointed out another egregious but unrelated security problem: apparently more than ten thousand confidential terminal records have been on the Internet » 5/13/13 6:30pm 5/13/13 6:30pm

Bloomberg Reporters Used Shady Terminal Access To Spy on Finance Types

Trading on Wall Street is basically a huge game of poker and it would be kind of hard to bluff or cover your strategy if Bloomberg News reporters were watching your Bloomberg terminal to track your every move. So you'd assume that said reporters wouldn't abuse their corporate affiliation like that, because it would be… » 5/12/13 9:00am 5/12/13 9:00am

Reporter Who Doesn't Want Her Public Tweets Published Allegedly Posted…

"Investigative reporter" Teri Buhl is running around the Internet threatening to sue people for publishing her public tweets. That's ridiculous in and of itself. But then your head just about explodes when you realize that a few years ago she published a teenager's private sex diary online without permission. What a… » 2/07/13 1:40pm 2/07/13 1:40pm

Chinese Hackers Have Been Hacking the New York Times for the Past 4…

Because the NY Times recently exposed China's Prime Minister, Wen Jiabao, for having made billions of dollars through business dealings, Chinese hackers have been trying to hack and infiltrate the NY Times for the past 4 months. Security experts say the hackers used methods consistent with the Chinese military. » 1/30/13 10:21pm 1/30/13 10:21pm

Your Ancient Internet Explorer Is Wasting Everyone's Time and Money

The NYTimes' spectacular multimedia feature "Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek," is incredible. The elegant design and tasteful extras only contribute to the gripping narrative. It's everything we've been promised about the journalism of the future. But if you're looking at it on Internet Explorer 8, you're… » 1/02/13 3:20pm 1/02/13 3:20pm

Spin Magazine Is Finally Dead, Long Live Spin Online

Subscribers to Spin Magazine got a letter in the mail yesterday informing them that it had ceased publication. Wasn't Spin already kind of dead? Yes! We knew this was coming when the struggling rag was put on hold over the summer. Now it's officially gone forever, and we couldn't be happier to see Spin be relevant… » 12/21/12 1:41pm 12/21/12 1:41pm

Is Twitter Ruining Journalism or Making It Better?

It's undeniable that Twitter has changed—and is still changing—the face of journalism. It makes some things simpler and some things more complicated. But how is it affecting journalism on the whole? This PBS Off-Book segment gives that some thought and uncovers one deep, universal truth: Twitter is neato. [PBS Off… » 11/17/12 9:00am 11/17/12 9:00am

Automated Typewriter Creates Never-Ending Story, Honoring Journalists…

"On Journalism #2 Typewriter" is a typewriter installation that honors journalists who been killed worldwide between 1992 and present day, by writing generatively constructed stories about about them based on their published work and the existing data of their lives (via the Committee to Protect Journalists). » 5/31/12 10:40pm 5/31/12 10:40pm

Outfoxed: Revisiting Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism

Last week, Rupert Murdoch finally admitted to the obvious phone-hacking cover-up at his now shut-down tabloid News of the World—not that anyone had any doubts about it before his confession. And just this morning, a report was released by a UK Parliamentary panel declaring the media mogul unfit to lead his own empire.… » 5/01/12 8:20pm 5/01/12 8:20pm