In the latest sign of a presidential campaign in overdrive, the Associated Press ran a story last night on Mitt Romney’s potential VP picks.
By Edward B. Colby Mar 30, 2007 at 02:30 PM
In the latest sign of a presidential campaign in overdrive, the Associated Press ran a story last night on Mitt... More
In “Depression, Drink and Dissipation,” Doug Underwood has produced an extensive new review of the psycho-sexual hang-ups of 187 famous “journalist-literary figures.”
By Tony Dokoupil Mar 30, 2007 at 01:43 PM
If you believe the apothegm "It takes one to know one," then Doug Underwood has revealed himself to be a... More
By Paul McLeary Mar 29, 2007 at 03:55 PM
Bloggers say lots of stupid things -- particularly when it comes to criticizing the hated "MSM." But last night on... More
By Satta Sarmah Mar 29, 2007 at 02:10 PM
The fake news business has flourished on TV and in print lately thanks to The Daily Show, The Colbert Report,... More
Kathy Sierra is considering never posting on her blog again because of the severity of threats she’s received online.
By Christina Hernandez Mar 28, 2007 at 03:42 PM
Kathy Sierra, a prominent technology blogger, is considering never posting on her blog again because of the severity of threats... More
By Edward B. Colby Mar 27, 2007 at 04:06 PM
As calls grow for his release, Afghan journalist Ajmal Naqshbandi's whereabouts remain unknown, twenty-two days after he was kidnapped by... More
It’s sloppy for reporters to use vague references to partisan opposition research in their stories without providing facts to either prop it up, or shoot it down.
By Paul McLeary Mar 27, 2007 at 12:59 PM
Patrick Healy takes to the pages of the New York Times this morning to dissect Senator Hillary Clinton's relationship with... More
CBS’s anchor pushed and challenged John and Elizabeth Edwards; she was skeptical, not cynical. But many bloggers’ responses to her 60 Minutes interview were unjustifiably unkind.
By Dan Goldberg Mar 26, 2007 at 12:45 PM
What is it about Katie Couric? You'd think a house had just fallen on her sister the way bloggers characterize... More
A New York Times Magazine piece dropped the ball when it came time to fact-check some of the claims one of its subjects made.
By Paul McLeary Mar 26, 2007 at 11:40 AM
It looks like the U.S. Navy isn't too happy with a recent New York Times Magazine story, and there's been... More
By Paul McLeary Mar 23, 2007 at 03:38 PM
Plenty of people have commented on how the United States -- particularly the American military -- is losing the propaganda... More
Gore’s message of what could be done on global warming was almost completely lost on the big three’s evening news programs last night.
By Edward B. Colby Mar 22, 2007 at 04:44 PM
In a high-wattage return to Capitol Hill, Al Gore warned lawmakers from both houses of Congress yesterday that global warming... More
How often have you opened a newspaper and seen these words: “My apologies to our readers for passing on bad information”? Never.
By Gal Beckerman Mar 22, 2007 at 04:36 PM
How often have we opened a newspaper and seen these words: "My apologies to our readers for passing on bad... More
Will user-generated political ads lead to more openness, or simply bring digital mudslinging into the mainstream?
By Satta Sarmah Mar 22, 2007 at 02:27 PM
While most people use their Sunday mornings to surf the Web or read the paper, an employee for an Internet... More
In a jaw-dropping defense, a CNNMoney journalist argues that the iconic banana company has gotten “a raw deal.”
By Edward B. Colby Mar 22, 2007 at 11:11 AM
On Monday the iconic banana company Chiquita pleaded guilty in Washington to one count of doing business with a terrorist... More
While some reporters cast a wistful eye to yesteryear, when John McCain was a “maverick,” others can’t seem to let go.
By Paul McLeary Mar 21, 2007 at 02:14 PM
At this point in election cycles past -- when the campaign would have barely begun -- the American reading public... More
With the presidential campaign under way early, it would have been nice if the press could have delayed the inevitable deluge of inanity that the season brings. No such luck.
By Edward B. Colby Mar 20, 2007 at 12:05 PM
With the presidential campaign under way about six months earlier than usual, it would have been nice if the press... More
Are promises of “disclosure” enough to remove the taint of association between some journalists and their politically-connected spouses? We’re skeptical.
By Paul McLeary Mar 19, 2007 at 04:21 PM
James Rainey has an interesting piece in the Los Angeles Times this morning that runs through a partial list of... More
Newsday reporter Lauren Terrazzano on how she writes her weekly column “Life, With Cancer,” and how the media usually portrays the disease.
By Satta Sarmah Mar 19, 2007 at 12:46 PM
Lauren Terrazzano, social services and child welfare reporter for Newsday, has been writing her "Life, With Cancer" column for Newsday... More
The Law and Order star’s indecision is creating chatter from bloggers hoping for or cringing at the thought of his run for the GOP nomination.
By Dan Goldberg Mar 19, 2007 at 12:35 PM
Former Tennessee Senator and current Law and Order star Fred Thompson is pondering a presidential run. Perhaps he is just... More
By Tony Dokoupil Mar 16, 2007 at 02:16 PM
Media watchers heard from their Moses again on Monday when the Project for Excellence in Journalism came down the mountain... More
Is a public figure with a lot of baggage in his past doomed to be haunted by “controversy” wherever he goes?
By Edward B. Colby Mar 16, 2007 at 01:05 PM
Is a public figure with a lot of baggage in his past doomed to be haunted by "controversy" wherever he... More
While both candidates have come under fire from gay rights groups and others who are calling the senators flip-floppers, most of the anger is directed at Clinton.
By Satta Sarmah Mar 15, 2007 at 03:38 PM
Just days after General Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, drew criticism for saying that homosexuality was... More
By Gal Beckerman Mar 15, 2007 at 03:02 PM
With the release earlier this week of e-mails from the Justice Department about the firings and hirings of eight U.S.... More
Can a mixture of “Web reporting” and old-fashioned investigative work be the wave of the future for journalism?
By Paul McLeary Mar 15, 2007 at 01:53 PM
It's almost too perfect. A mainstream reporter mocks a story a blogger has been working to break, asserting that "it... More
The Politico reveals why a Democratic debate in Nevada was scrapped, and bloggers are not particularly happy about it.
By Dan Goldberg Mar 14, 2007 at 02:51 PM
There must be a contest in Washington to see who can come up with the flimsiest excuse. Let's review the... More
The Times’s account of what went down in an immigration raid in Massachusetts last week was notable for what it left out.
By Edward B. Colby Mar 13, 2007 at 04:40 PM
Today's New York Times story on President Bush's visit to Guatemala was driven by a conflict highlighted in the second... More
Robert Kagan argues that President Bush’s Iraq troop surge is working, and bloggers are appropriately skeptical.
By Christina Hernandez Mar 12, 2007 at 03:44 PM
In a Sunday op-ed in the Washington Post, columnist Robert Kagan asserted that President Bush's January surge of 21,500 combat... More
By Gal Beckerman Mar 12, 2007 at 01:18 PM
Every year, the Society for News Design, an international organization based in Syracuse, New York, hands out awards for excellence... More
Every few months, media critics get themselves all in a twist over the single most overblown issue in contemporary journalism.
By Paul McLeary Mar 9, 2007 at 03:43 PM
Apparently, we haven't heard the last of the tired debate, "Are bloggers journalists?" It seems that every few months, in... More
A little story about the candidate’s parking tickets during his law school days got way more play than it deserved.
By Edward B. Colby Mar 9, 2007 at 12:56 PM
At 2:45 p.m. Wednesday afternoon the Somerville News, "Somerville's Most Widely read Newspaper!", published a scoop on its rudimentary Web... More
By Paul McLeary Mar 8, 2007 at 02:21 PM
A few weeks back, we commented on the further shrinking, or outright abandonment, of American news bureaus around the world,... More
It’s disingenuous for the Times to suggest that the $2,000 was anything other than part of the reporting process.
By Gal Beckerman Mar 8, 2007 at 12:22 PM
We can't help but cheer when good investigative journalism actually does what it's supposed to do -- raise awareness about... More
There was a gaping hole in Tuesday’s coverage of the president’s new effort to engage Latin America: what has his administration done there up to this point?
By Edward B. Colby Mar 7, 2007 at 04:30 PM
On Tuesday, papers across the country published accounts of President Bush's new effort to engage Latin America, which as a... More
Many media outlets and bloggers are questioning the trial’s effect on journalism. The consensus: it doesn’t look good.
By Christina Hernandez Mar 7, 2007 at 03:43 PM
With the I. Lewis Libby four-count guilty verdict now "old news" and much talk turned to the possibility of a... More
By Paul McLeary Mar 7, 2007 at 12:50 PM
There's an interesting piece by Joe Hagan in this week's New York magazine about Time magazine's new managing editor, Richard... More
Couric continues to inspire criticism as catty as the day she opened her first broadcast with a friendly, “Hi, everyone.”
By Christina Hernandez Mar 6, 2007 at 12:47 PM
This week marks six months since Katie Couric's debut as anchor of the CBS Evening News, yet she continues to... More
Bloggers called the conservative pundit all sorts of names not fit to print — but more than a few were also disappointed in John Edwards’ response.
By Dan Goldberg Mar 5, 2007 at 01:03 PM
Ann Coulter's latest venomous attack, in which she called John Edwards a "faggot" in a speech at the annual Conservative... More
Whether or not Al Gore decides to run in ‘08, the press appears intent on keeping the possibility alive.
By Edward B. Colby Mar 2, 2007 at 03:38 PM
"Run, Al, Run," says Rolling Stone, while The Economist, "Waiting for Al," longs for the same thing. Maureen Dowd writes... More
The Arizona senator opted to announce his presidential run on Letterman, but many bloggers don’t quite see the point.
By Satta Sarmah Mar 1, 2007 at 03:56 PM
In an era when politicians like Barack Obama and John Edwards are utilizing the Web to announce their presidential candidacies,... More
Stupidity and classlessness aren’t ideological issues — they strike liberals and conservatives in equal measure.
By Paul McLeary Mar 1, 2007 at 03:12 PM
The violent liberal blogosphere strikes again! Below a HuffingtonPost story about a bombing at the Bagram base in Afghanistan that... More
The Army found itself facing an attack on two fronts, forced to answer not just the Post’s account, but the Army Times’s story as well.
By Alia Malek Mar 1, 2007 at 11:00 AM
The articles on Walter Reed Army Medical Center that ran last week in both the Washington Post and the Army... More
Fifteen months after he enraged the Muslim world, Danish editor Flemming Rose’s conscience is clear.
By Alia Malek Mar 1, 2007 at 08:30 AM
It’s been fifteen months since the publication by the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten of a series of cartoons depicting the... More
Ann Louise Bardach has spent fifteen years in relentless pursuit of the island nation, its dictator, its exiles, and their secrets.
By Bree Nordenson Mar 1, 2007 at 08:30 AM
I met Ann Louise Bardach at her house in Santa Barbara one afternoon in early January. I was running late... More
By Robert Kuttner Mar 1, 2007 at 08:30 AM
By the usual indicators, daily newspapers are in a deepening downward spiral. The new year brought reports of more newsroom... More
By Lynn J. Cook Mar 1, 2007 at 08:30 AM
Virtually every story can be boiled down to one thing: money. Who has it? Who doesn’t? Who’s successfully lobbying for... More
By Michael Schudson & Tony Dokoupil Mar 1, 2007 at 08:30 AM
The present wave of cost- cutting, job-eliminating, and bureau-closing is just one reason journalism is widely believed to be an... More
Fake news is back, but our tolerance for it isn’t what it was before journalism donned the mantle of authority.
By Robert Love Mar 1, 2007 at 08:30 AM
Just before his famous confrontation with Tucker Carlson on CNN ’s Crossfire two years ago, Jon Stewart was introduced as... More
That gee-whiz medical segment on your local TV news? It was produced and written by the very hospital it’s touting.
By Trudy Lieberman Mar 1, 2007 at 08:30 AM
NOTE: This story has been corrected, as detailed in a note at the end of the piece When 19 thousand... More
By Michael Massing Mar 1, 2007 at 08:30 AM
In early January, more than 6,000 journalists from around the world descended on Detroit’s Cobo Center for the annual Detroit... More
Most mothers have to work to make ends meet but the press writes mostly about the elite few who don’t.
By E.J. Graff Mar 1, 2007 at 08:30 AM
On October 26, 2003, The New York Times Magazine jump-started a century-long debate about women who work. On the cover... More
By Russell Working Mar 1, 2007 at 08:30 AM
Early last year, my cousin, a Marine captain based in Okinawa, sent me a Wall Street Journal story about changes... More
Disappointing Deadspin - It broke the Manti Te’o story, but then stopped reporting and resumed trashing
Fox News not outraged by retailers’ War on Thanksgiving - As giant stores commercialize the last holdout, Bill O’Reilly & Co. shrug
A bogus NY Post piece sets off a frenzy - Serious problems with column alleging Census rigged unemployment for Obama
GoldieBlox picks an unfair fight with the Beastie Boys - A dismal press performance on a clear case of aggressive copyright infringement
BuzzFeed’s all-positive books section - It doesn’t make sense to pledge positivity if your aim is to provide readers with critics’ takes on new books. It makes more sense if your aim is to cultivate a thriving community.
Email blasts from CJR writers and editors
The 184-year-old Rhode Island newspaper is the oldest major daily paper in the country
Pro-tip: “avoid critiquing writing with terms that could reasonably be used to describe a penis”
And why we changed the way we work
How should I propose?
Jane Hall interviews Barton Gellman about his NSA stories, including how Edward Snowden contacted him
Who Owns What
A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Questions and exercises for journalism students.
BuzzFeed’s all-positive books section – It doesn’t make sense to pledge positivity if your aim is to provide readers with critics’ takes on new books. It makes more sense if your aim is to cultivate a thriving community.