For Austin Kleon, an exercise for breaking writer's block developed into a method for creating poetry. Using a marker and a copy of the New York Times, Kleon blacks out words to reveal the ones he likes.
Now celebrating its 21st year, the Onion has fine published consistently funny -- sometimes caustic -- satire of political figures, the media and social convention.
By Arts Desk
Herbert Block, better known as "Herblock," drew his first editorial cartoon in 1929, and over the course of the next seven decades sketched the major events of the second half of the 20th century for the Washington Post.
Jeffrey Brown talks to Nick Lemann of Columbia Journalism School and former Washington Post editor Leonard Downie Jr. about journalism's future.
By Arts Desk
The Pulitzer Prizes were announced today. It's a time to celebrate the best in journalism, but also a chance for us to look at changes in the industry and their impact on the quality of newspaper coverage.
As the U.S. military death toll in Iraq hit 4,000 and the war entered its fifth year, a study by the Pew Research Center found that the number of news stories about the Iraq war has fallen dramatically in the…
The FCC will vote Tuesday on whether media companies should be permitted to own both a newspaper and broadcast station in the same market. Jeffrey Brown reports on the pending "cross-ownership" proposal, and then media experts discuss its potential impact.
The House Telecommunications and Internet Subcommittee heard testimony on Wednesday from top FCC officials on whether media companies should be permitted to own both a newspaper and a broadcast station in the same market. The NewsHour reports on the proposed…
Rupert Murdoch's NewsCorp. made a $5 billion offer Tuesday to acquire Dow Jones and its newspaper, the Wall Street Journal. A business analyst and a journalist discuss the offer's impact.
The Tribune Co. on Monday accepted an $8.2 billion buyout offer from Chicago real estate investor Sam Zell. The NewsHour takes a look at the potential impact of the sale on the media company and newspaper industry.
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