The Knicks’ stunning victory at Madison Square Garden the other night has led to some excitable sports writing.
By Edward B. Colby Dec 22, 2006 at 05:05 PM
By all accounts, the Knicks provided their fans with a stunning victory at Madison Square Garden the other night, as... More
The recent news from the Brookings Institution that more Americans now live in poverty in suburbs than in cities has not been well covered by the press.
By Edward B. Colby Dec 21, 2006 at 03:03 PM
More Americans now live in poverty in suburbs than in cities, a somewhat surprising shift that the Brookings Institution says... More
It began as a ripple, then a rumble, and now it’s beginning to really roll. Who would have thought that a few simple comments by the First Lady about media bias would cause such a stir?
By Paul McLeary Dec 21, 2006 at 02:36 PM
It began as a ripple, then a rumble, and now it's beginning to really roll. Who would have thought that... More
Mostly, bloggers commenting on the latest News-Press turmoil feel that Wendy McCaw has gone a bit overboard.
By Mark Boyer Dec 20, 2006 at 12:51 PM
On Monday, the Associated Press reported that the publishers of the Santa Barbara News-Press had filed a lawsuit against Susan... More
If you want to know what Newsweek’s recent Election 2008-related poll found, try reading the New York Post or Newsday.
By Liz Cox Barrett Dec 20, 2006 at 12:47 PM
In the thick of Jonathan Alter’s Newsweek cover story this week -- headline, “The Race Is On. Obama & Hillary... More
Adam Bellow has earned a name for himself as an editor of famously controversial and conservative books, and his new venture aims to “reinvent the book for the 21st century.”
By Gal Beckerman Dec 20, 2006 at 12:25 PM
Adam Bellow, son of the novelist Saul Bellow, has been in publishing for the past twenty years and has earned... More
By Edward B. Colby Dec 20, 2006 at 10:50 AM
On Monday, Foreign Policy magazine unveiled its list of "The Top Ten Stories You Missed in 2006," a sampling of... More
Iraq’s porous borders have been leaking citizens for nearly two years — so why did it take so long for the press to start pressing the issue?
By Andrew Bielak Dec 19, 2006 at 05:23 PM
On June 18, 2003, the New York Times ran a sentimental front-page article entitled "U.S. a Place of Miracles for... More
When it comes to the “troop surge” issue in Iraq, will newspapers continue to ignore historical context?
By Paul McLeary Dec 19, 2006 at 12:53 PM
A headline in today's Washington Post reminded us of something we read the other day -- which, in turn, reminded... More
By giving the award to “You,” Time effectively gave the award to no one — insulting its readers with the assumption that they are too vain and gullible to know the difference.
By Christian Vachon Dec 19, 2006 at 11:00 AM
As we've all seen by now, the editors of Time magazine revealed that the Person of the Year is "You."... More
By Paul McLeary Dec 18, 2006 at 01:46 PM
Foreign correspondents -- who, by dint of their profession, are obviously a far-flung lot -- seem to be stretched particularly... More
Sometimes, we’re reminded how journalism can change things for the better when a newspaper remembers that it’s part of a community.
By Alia Malek Dec 18, 2006 at 01:17 PM
Last week the Baltimore Sun ran a three-part series that examined an archaic law that has been used by some... More
By Mark Boyer Dec 18, 2006 at 01:09 PM
In an apparent attempt to elicit witty puns and sarcastic punditry from bloggers, Time magazine has announced that its much-anticipated... More
Gordon Russell on what New Orleans can learn from Tokyo and Kobe, and the rewards of working in a city where people are now much more engaged in the news.
By Edward B. Colby Dec 15, 2006 at 04:35 PM
Gordon Russell's two-part series comparing disaster management and recovery in Tokyo and Kobe, Japan with that in New Orleans ran... More
Coverage of the McCain/Lieberman/Kagan proposal for more U.S. troops in Iraq shows, once again, how journalists are often possessed of pretty short memories.
By Paul McLeary Dec 15, 2006 at 02:55 PM
One of the criticisms we level regularly at journalists is that they're often possessed of pretty short memories. We've seen... More
By Mark Boyer Dec 15, 2006 at 12:20 PM
Last week, in a testy exchange that received much attention on political blogs and talk shows, Tony Snow dismissed an... More
By Paul McLeary Dec 14, 2006 at 03:42 PM
We're not sure who this is a criticism of -- Laura Bush, or more generally, the people who complain about... More
It’s that time of year again for the newsweeklies: Christ-as-Cover-Boy time. How has the Jesus Cover Story been packaged over the years? How has it changed (or not)?
By Liz Cox Barrett Dec 14, 2006 at 01:35 PM
It's that time of year again for the newsweeklies: Christ-as-Cover-Boy time. Jesus, of course, is as reliably evergreen a cover... More
By Edward B. Colby Dec 13, 2006 at 05:26 PM
As the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times first reported last night, United Airlines and Continental Airlines have... More
Conservative or liberal, editorial pages can only expect to be taken seriously if they are consistent. Call a monster a monster.
By Gal Beckerman Dec 12, 2006 at 05:42 PM
If only Jeanne Kirkpatrick could have stayed around a few more days, she would have felt vindicated by the obituaries... More
By Andrew Bielak Dec 12, 2006 at 04:58 PM
On Sunday, the BBC reported the death of right-wing Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, an autocratic general who presided over a... More
By Edward B. Colby Dec 12, 2006 at 04:29 PM
Yesterday, on Good Morning America, ABC took a look at the dangers posed by exotic pets. Instead of asking for... More
By Paul McLeary Dec 12, 2006 at 02:08 PM
Sometimes, against what we would hope are their better instincts, the respected machers of the cable media world make the... More
An entertaining look back at the uneven track record of some conservative critics of the Baker-Hamilton report.
By Paul McLeary Dec 11, 2006 at 03:19 PM
In their continuing coverage of the fallout from the Baker-Hamilton report issued last week, the Washington Post's Michael Abramowitz and... More
The New York Post runs one of the more absurd front pages in recent memory, creating self-fulfilling news.
By Edward B. Colby Dec 8, 2006 at 05:36 PM
In case you missed it, the New York Post ran one of the more absurd front pages in recent memory... More
By Paul McLeary Dec 8, 2006 at 04:38 PM
Every so often, while reading some of the insidery Washington, D.C. stuff that political reporters love to pass along to... More
Amid the clamorous discussion over the dire future of daily newspapers, a new debate was opened this week over the value of continuous news desks.
By Andrew Bielak Dec 7, 2006 at 04:13 PM
Amid the clamorous discussion over the dire future of daily newspapers, a new debate was opened this week by journalist/Silicon... More
A columnist uses a rhetorical device in order to make a point — and misses the point in the process.
By Paul McLeary Dec 7, 2006 at 03:23 PM
Lest anyone forget that today is the 65th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, columnist Victor Davis Hanson... More
Early today, bloggers have been responding to both the Baker-Hamilton Report and the ISG’s televised press conference in real time.
By Mark Boyer Dec 6, 2006 at 01:55 PM
The Baker-Hamilton Report, entitled "The Way Forward," finally made it to President Bush's desk this morning, and is already rapidly... More
This week’s magazine reports on the “Bloomberg 2008 boomlet,” contributing to said boomlet with a cover story pronouncing that Bloomberg is “serious” about a presidential run in ‘08.
By Liz Cox Barrett Dec 6, 2006 at 01:10 PM
This week, New York magazine's John Heilemann reports on what he dubs the "[Michael] Bloomberg 2008 boomlet," contributing to said... More
By Edward B. Colby Dec 6, 2006 at 12:40 PM
The dateline instantly grabbed my eye: "BEIJING." So did the lede: "Much of McDonald's Corp.'s success in China -- 42... More
By Paul McLeary Dec 5, 2006 at 02:02 PM
While the interminable debate over some news organizations' decision to start calling the carnage in Iraq a "civil war" and... More
The list of American icons that inhabits 21 pages of the magazine is dominated by dead white guys whose accomplishments are summed up in a single terse sentence.
By Mark Boyer Dec 5, 2006 at 11:45 AM
The December issue of the Atlantic Monthly hit newsstands last week, confronting readers with a cover story befitting of Time... More
Press coverage of the latest numbers on the state of America’s huge prison population has been minimal, but two reports have gone in the right direction.
By Edward B. Colby Dec 5, 2006 at 09:27 AM
The statistic is sobering: "A record 7 million people, or one in every 32 American adults, were behind bars, on... More
When the news of the oldest hominid fossil on record broke this fall, the magazine’s lineup was packed — so its editors tried an experiment they had been kicking around for months.
By Curtis Brainard Dec 4, 2006 at 01:25 PM
In September, a team of scientists, led by paleoanthropologist Zeresenay Alemseged, announced the results of a study on the 3.3-million-year-old... More
By Gal Beckerman Dec 4, 2006 at 10:24 AM
In a Slate article last week, author Diane McWhorter attempted to reclaim a taboo word that had never really been... More
In many ways the press has a duty to be the caretaker of our public discourse, and that means paying attention to the language used in that discourse.
By Andrew Bielak Dec 1, 2006 at 03:31 PM
In Sunday's New York Times, Edward Wong began an article about the state of Iraq by posing a popular question:... More
Why won’t journalists ask Bill Cosby the tough questions? - Sexual assault charges are hardly ever mentioned to the TV star
Knoxville’s alt-weekly wasn’t losing money. It got shut down anyway - Scripps pulls the plug on Metro Pulse in favor of an entertainment supplement for the local daily
Chuck Todd’s Obama book says more about the author than it does about the president - ‘The Stranger’ underscores a broader problem with the way we cover politics
Beware labeling Pope Francis a liberal - Political boxes like liberal/conservative and evolutionist/creationist miss his real significance
The Virginian-Pilot produces a breakthrough investigation amid layoffs - Reporter John Holland discusses how the story came together, newsroom cutbacks, and colleagues who cover for each other
Email blasts from CJR writers and editors
“[I]n spite of all the good reasons not to use the phrase, it is still very easy to find in the US press, even in headlines”
“Right now, my immediate plan is to go to work as a lay therapist at The Intercept to bring the healing there so John Cook and Matt Taibbi can return. I have great interpersonal skills.”
“Like the US drone program itself, this deceitful media practice continues unabated”
“The organization’s board of directors decided that UNITY will no longer host the quadrennial conferences for which it had become known”
Greg Marx discusses democracy and news with Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute
Who Owns What
A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Questions and exercises for journalism students.