By Christina Hernandez Apr 30, 2007 at 03:19 PM
In his Sunday column, Frank Rich took the unusual step of breaking some news -- announcing that the New York... More
By Paul McLeary Apr 30, 2007 at 02:25 PM
The Washington Post's Jonathan Weisman has a story on the front page this morning headlined, "GOP's Base Helps Keep Unity... More
Kevin Sites, who has first-hand experience with controversial video footage, comments on the Cho video.
By Kevin Sites Apr 30, 2007 at 12:57 PM
NBC News has taken a lot of heat for airing the contents of the package sent to it by Virginia... More
By Paul McLeary Apr 27, 2007 at 01:56 PM
Prepare yourself for the deluge. As was the case with the high-profile books by former Bush administration officials Richard Clarke... More
By Gal Beckerman Apr 27, 2007 at 12:00 PM
The tug-of-war over the releasing or withholding of civilian death tolls in Iraq is one we've watched closely over the... More
By Paul McLeary Apr 26, 2007 at 02:29 PM
Ready or not, the race for the presidency has kicked into high gear, and the campaigns are already working overtime... More
For the business press, the more mergers and acquisitions, the better. Too bad most of them don’t work out.
By Dean Starkman Apr 26, 2007 at 02:13 PM
Is it just The Audit, or does anyone else feel that business stories about mergers and acquisitions sound like they... More
The decision by the U.S. military to build a wall separating two Baghdad neighborhoods is kicking up some dust.
By Satta Sarmah Apr 26, 2007 at 01:50 PM
In an effort to cease sectarian violence between Sunnis and Shiites in Baghdad, the U.S. and Iraqi troops have begun... More
By Christina Hernandez Apr 25, 2007 at 03:57 PM
Want to set up a Fascist nation? Just follow Naomi Wolf's 10 steps outlined yesterday in the Guardian. As Wolf... More
By Dan Goldberg Apr 25, 2007 at 02:27 PM
The Katies, the southwest's most prestigious journalism award, have a long and proud tradition. For 48 years, the Dallas Press... More
By Curtis Brainard Apr 24, 2007 at 10:30 AM
Sunday was Earth Day, sort of like the environmental movement's Fourth of July. The event got a lot of attention... More
By Paul McLeary Apr 23, 2007 at 05:10 PM
In the span of an hour this morning, Romenesko posted two stories about Katie Couric (yeah, the "Couric watch" has... More
By Christina Hernandez Apr 23, 2007 at 02:10 PM
New managers of Russia's largest independent radio network told their reporters that 50 percent of the station's news about the... More
By Gal Beckerman Apr 20, 2007 at 04:23 PM
The New York Times' sole Pulitzer prize this year went to Andrea Elliott, a young metro reporter at the paper,... More
By Paul McLeary Apr 20, 2007 at 03:56 PM
It's funny how critics of the mainstream media chafe at the MSM's failures to report the full story on many... More
By Dean Starkman Apr 19, 2007 at 01:43 PM
Sometimes The Audit can only drop its monocle, place the riding crop under its arm, and bring its heels together... More
By Satta Sarmah Apr 19, 2007 at 01:25 PM
Virginia Tech gunman Cho Seung-Hui's multimedia manifesto, as NBC has described it, was delivered Wednesday morning to NBC headquarters in... More
Aspiring journalists take to their blogs to give voice to how they think the story is being covered.
By Christina Hernandez Apr 18, 2007 at 03:24 PM
It is the type of devastating story that can turn a hard-nosed reporter away from journalism altogether. As the dust... More
By Paul McLeary Apr 18, 2007 at 02:51 PM
In the media world, it's all about the media, all the time. No matter what the tragedy, what the death... More
Green news has grown into a print jungle that — sometimes unique and probing, sometimes more fad than fact — can be difficult to navigate.
By Curtis Brainard Apr 16, 2007 at 02:50 PM
Green is the new black. It's the new red, the new white; it is the new red, white, and blue.... More
By Paul McLeary Apr 16, 2007 at 12:52 PM
Last Wednesday afternoon, the crack staff here at CJR Daily was busily pecking away at our keyboards when the news... More
On April 7, a radio host went on the air and said something really stupid — and it had nothing to do with Rutgers. Enter Le Anne Schreiber.
By Dan Goldberg Apr 16, 2007 at 10:44 AM
On April 7, a radio host went on the air and said something really stupid -- and it had nothing... More
By Paul McLeary Apr 13, 2007 at 02:33 PM
Now that MSNBC and CBS have dropped the hammer on Don Imus for the sexist and racist remarks he made... More
What Would The Audit Do, if given $125 million to reinvent business reporting from scratch? Quelque chose comme Conde Nast Portfolio? Peut-être.
By Dean Starkman Apr 12, 2007 at 01:40 PM
What Would The Audit Do? If somehow The Great One were to raise $125 million for a new magazine and... More
Today in the ‘sphere, bloggers and soldiers debate which sacrifices should be required of an all-volunteer Army.
By Satta Sarmah Apr 12, 2007 at 12:58 PM
Army troops who had expected to spend one year in Iraq and Afghanistan learned yesterday that their military service would... More
The Reno Gazette-Journal turns an outlandish rumor into “news,” before the story collapses upon itself.
By Edward B. Colby Apr 12, 2007 at 10:50 AM
On Tuesday, the Reno Gazette-Journal reported on its front page that Nevada's embattled first-term Republican governor, Jim Gibbons, had said... More
By Curtis Brainard Apr 11, 2007 at 04:24 PM
A global warming debate yesterday at New York University between Senator John Kerry, a Democrat, and former congressman Newt Gingrich,... More
Less noticed amid the fallout from the slur heard ‘round the world has been some internecine conflict taking place under the NBC News umbrella.
By Christina Hernandez Apr 11, 2007 at 04:11 PM
It was the slur heard 'round the world -- but it is the Don Imus fallout which has become a... More
By Paul McLeary Apr 10, 2007 at 12:17 PM
Reporters, like the stories they cover and the sources they cultivate, are never perfect, and the quest for perfection invariably... More
By Dan Goldberg Apr 9, 2007 at 02:32 PM
"We asked for two Taliban commanders to be released in exchange for Ajmal Naqshbandi, but the government did not care... More
Some news organizations are turning down embeds not because of combat — but because they might get their gear stolen.
By Paul McLeary Apr 6, 2007 at 03:13 PM
Earlier this week, I complained about the lack of coverage some mainstream media outlets have been giving the wars in... More
Pretend, for a moment, that you are a loyal reader of the Flint Journal, a small daily northwest of Detroit. Now consider the following series of items.
By Edward B. Colby Apr 5, 2007 at 02:00 PM
Pretend, for a moment, that you are a loyal reader of the Flint Journal, a small daily northwest of Detroit.... More
By Satta Sarmah Apr 5, 2007 at 01:23 PM
Bipartisanship has been relatively absent in Washington lately thanks to the battle over funding for the Iraq war and squabbling... More
By Dean Starkman Apr 5, 2007 at 12:10 PM
Um, excuse me; there may have been a misunderstanding. See, when I took the job of running CJR’s The Audit,... More
As “triumphant” as Monday’s decision may be for environmentalists, for the press the story is just beginning.
By Curtis Brainard Apr 4, 2007 at 05:28 PM
On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency has the authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from... More
He has been called a blogger, freelance journalist, photographer, political activist and anarchist, but one title Josh Wolf no longer goes by is prisoner.
By Christina Hernandez Apr 4, 2007 at 11:29 AM
He has been called a blogger, freelance journalist, photographer, political activist and anarchist, but one title Josh Wolf no longer... More
By Edward B. Colby Apr 3, 2007 at 11:58 AM
Hillary Clinton's campaign announced Sunday that she hauled in a record-breaking $26 million for the first quarter of 2007, a... More
If ever there were a case for journalism to give the people what they need, even if sometimes they say they don’t want it, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are it.
By Paul McLeary Apr 2, 2007 at 12:23 PM
Typically, it's not our job to tell editors what stories they should run in their publications -- it's only when... 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.