The New Yorker allows Facebook fans access to its paywall content

Though some of the articles published in The New Yorker each week are free, it still shelves many of them behind a paywall. But on my Facebook news feed I just caught a glimpse of a new roll-out from the magazine: web content only available on itsFacebook page:

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And when you click on the link it takes you to a very New Yorker-esque Facebook version of a Jonathan …

Talking Points Memo bloggers won’t comment on Maureen Dowd controversy

Earlier today, a blogger for TPM Cafe provided stunning evidence that New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd had lifted an entire paragraph from a blog post written by TPM founder Joshua Marshall.

Here’s the Dowd paragraph:

“More and more the timeline is raising the question of why, if the torture was to prevent terrorist attacks, it seemed to happen mainly during the period when the Bush crowd was looking for

The origin story of the New York Times’ blogs

Inevitably, questions and even tensions arose when the ingrained Times culture rubbed against emerging digital sensibilities. For years, getting a story published on page A1 of The New York Times — the holy grail for most reporters — was a protracted ritual that involved two meetings with a large cast involving increasingly senior editors. The process by which the stories were pitched and debated took hours over numerous meetings across …