By Rachel Jones May 31, 2007 at 01:59 PM
The call came on a crisp spring morning, when I was still a journalism student in New York. "So, I... More
By Paul McLeary May 23, 2007 at 12:31 PM
While I have problems with the overly simplistic nature of much of the criticism milbloggers toss at the press over... More
By Paul McLeary May 22, 2007 at 01:37 PM
If you're anything like us, when you get an invitation to attend a day-long event that promises to bring bloggers,... More
By Curtis Brainard May 21, 2007 at 08:39 AM
If you make it green, people will buy. Or so goes the current marketing philosophy. Today’s news pages are filled... More
By Tony Dokoupil May 21, 2007 at 07:36 AM
If the business press is the public’s watchdog on corporate fraud, there seems to be cause for concern. A new... More
By Dean Starkman May 21, 2007 at 07:04 AM
We believe facts are facts and that they are ascertainable through honest, open-minded and diligent reporting. We thus believe that... More
By Gal Beckerman May 18, 2007 at 05:44 PM
So Wolfowitz is out and opponents of the Iraq war are rejoicing around the world, having collected at least one... More
By Paul McLeary May 16, 2007 at 02:05 PM
The Guardian reported this morning that police in Baghdad "fired shots into the air to force a group of Iraqi... More
By Gal Beckerman May 15, 2007 at 03:39 PM
Adel, the rock star of the three, with his big black shades, spiky hair, and goatee, looks at the camera... More
By Paul McLeary May 14, 2007 at 03:43 PM
A zeitgeisty piece this morning by Michael Scherer on Salon explores how the Web--most notably Matt Drudge--is breaking stories that... More
A “debate” over the existence of God reveals the sad state of the nightly news, as guided by the steady hand of Martin Bashir.
By Paul McLeary May 11, 2007 at 01:49 PM
A post late yesterday by Troy Patterson over at Slate reminded us of something we had wanted to comment on,... More
Have editorial cartoons been silenced by “fearful editors” who want, among other things, to “appease conservatives”?
By Tony Dokoupil May 11, 2007 at 10:47 AM
It's been fifty years since The Saturday Review declared American editorial cartooning a moribund art. In the three-page autopsy, the... More
Web ads are great, but the political battles will still be fought, for better or worse, in the old media.
By Paul McLeary May 10, 2007 at 03:17 PM
Entering the third presidential election in the Age of the Blog, you'd think that people might stop marveling at the... More
The Wall Street Journal’s parent has been paying outsized cash dividends, to the primary benefit of the controlling Bancroft family, instead of reinvesting to keep the company independent of Murdoch and other predators.
By Dean Starkman May 10, 2007 at 02:44 PM
“Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson has announced an ambitious pilot program to radically reshape the welfare system in his state. If... More
How a conservative congressman from Indiana became journalisms best ally in the fight to protect anonymous sources.
By Bree Nordenson May 10, 2007 at 01:02 PM
Representative Mike Pence, a fourth-term Republican, delivers his speech with the cadence of a southern minister. “Over and over the... More
By Paul McLeary May 9, 2007 at 02:18 PM
Foiling terrorist plots against the United States is no laughing matter, and with the arrest of six men in New... More
Rupert Murdoch’s “reassuring” e-mail about a live offer for the Wall Street Journal’s parent creates a journalistic fiasco. Thanks, Rupert. We feel better already.
By Dean Starkman May 8, 2007 at 04:49 PM
Well, we can stop wondering whether The Wall Street Journal would allow Rupert Murdoch to screw up its editorial judgment.... More
By Gal Beckerman May 8, 2007 at 04:12 PM
Remember the sturm und drang two weeks ago following the annual Washington Correspondents Association dinner? The capital press corps was... More
By John Dinges May 8, 2007 at 08:30 AM
The irony of Chiles media is that there was more ideological diversity and journalistic energy in the printed press in... More
By Alia Malek May 8, 2007 at 08:30 AM
Gina Cavallaro had drifted away from the soldier escorting her, wanting to take a picture of the Iraqi children trailing... More
By Christopher Shea May 8, 2007 at 08:30 AM
Time was, a war of words between a food writer and an organic-foods retailer would have attracted the interest of... More
By Curtis Brainard May 7, 2007 at 03:32 PM
The folks at The Nation offer readers an intriguing new punch-counterpunch this month. The current online issue includes a short... More
The author of the nation’s thirty-second state law protecting journalists’ confidential sources says it should boost prospects for a federal version.
By Bree Nordenson May 4, 2007 at 12:46 PM
On April 28th, Governor Chris Gregoire of Washington State signed a media shield bill into law, making Washington the thirty-second... More
By Paul McLeary May 3, 2007 at 02:17 PM
It looks like it is official: the United States Army thinks that American reporters are a threat to national security.... More
The business press accepts insurance industry assumptions that are utterly bogus—and, yes, it matters a lot.
By Dean Starkman May 3, 2007 at 10:10 AM
You know me as The Audit, a mild-mannered, bespectacled, some would say underachieving critic and interpreter of the business press—just... More
By Curtis Brainard May 2, 2007 at 12:30 PM
It’s been a little over a week since mayor Mike Bloomberg unveiled his twenty-five-year plan for climate change and... More
By Gal Beckerman May 1, 2007 at 01:45 PM
Give the Los Angeles Times some credit. Rather than fight its critics, it sometimes gives them the opportunity to sound... 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
In magnificent defense of snark
An obituary for a small-town newspaper
Interesting look at the economics of a shadowy part of the publishing industry
The woes of BuzzFeed’s new books editor
Timelapse of a photo-realistic painting of the actor being done on an iPad
Who Owns What
A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Questions and exercises for journalism students.