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Interns Wanted

The Columbia Journalism Review welcomes applications from qualified students and recent graduates who wish to participate in its small and informal internship program. Sessions run from January through May, June through August, and September to December, and require a minimum commitment of 10 hours per week (during normal business hours, Monday through Friday). The deadline for spring 2015 internships is Monday, December 1. Internships are unpaid, but there is the potential for paid writing assignments.

Interns work closely with editors in all phases of production; duties range from handling phones and photocopying to research, reporting, writing, and factchecking. Excellent opportunity to contribute to cjr.org.

Major qualification: strong interest in news and public affairs, as demonstrated through academic study and/or extracurricular work.

To apply, please send letter, résumé, writing samples (clips preferred), and the names and phone numbers of two appropriate references to:

Christie Chisholm, Associate Editor
cdc2170@columbia.edu

The ethics of The Guardian’s Whisper bombshell - It would have been a journalistic lapse not to have told readers

Gawker: The internet bully - Nick Denton’s media empire is an intellectual online fraternity that invites people to their parties only to make them buy the booze

The Washington Post short-sells a reporter’s integrity - Steven Pearlstein smears TheStreet’s Adam Feuerstein for criticizing a biotech firm

Former Sun-Times staffers react to top reporter’s resignation - “Whereas we don’t have all the answers, we have way too many questions about what happened here”

Stop trolling your readers - We know you’re only doing it for clicks


Which news org is the most trusted? (Pew)

The answer is complicated

‘My Captivity’ (NYT Mag)

An American journalist on his two-year kidnapping in Syria

FBI faked an AP story, in Seattle Times style, to catch a suspect (Seattle Times)

“‘We are outraged that the FBI, with the apparent assistance of the US Attorney’s Office, misappropriated the name of The Seattle Times to secretly install spyware on the computer of a crime suspect,’ said Seattle Times Editor Kathy Best”

How one reporter copes inside the ‘Ebola bubble’ (BuzzFeed)

“Bring gloves to give nurses you meet at clinics, even if you’re there for a story. Get small change to give to the kids who have been out of school for months and are selling ground nuts for pitiful sums on the side of road. Hell, give them candy. Violate all the principles of ostensibly good aid stewardship, because the good stewardship of the developed world didn’t get help here in time, and now everyone is dying around you.”

Bloggingheads

Greg Marx discusses democracy and news with Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute

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The Business of Digital Journalism

A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

Study Guides

Questions and exercises for journalism students.