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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 fall 2014 internships is Monday, August 4. Unpaid.

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
christie.chisholm@gmail.com

Why Obama’s statement on reporters’ arrests in Ferguson is hypocritical - The president defends reporters in Ferguson, but demands compliance from James Risen

Apple can’t hide from a 20-year-old reporter - The University of Michigan student gets behind the tech titan’s newest products

Finding James Foley - This 2013 story takes a look at GlobalPost’s search for the photojournalist

Gannett cribs from Advance Publications playbook for struggling newspapers - Staff compete for fewer jobs; ‘readers become the assignment editor’

First Look runs headlong into journalism’s two big problems - Growing pains at the Omidyar/Greenwald venture


Tour guide wars at a Paris cemetery (WSJ)

“Because dead men tell no tales, visitors to Père Lachaise cemetery lend their ears to Bertrand Beyern”

Last call (Medium)

“The death of newspapers is sad, but the threatened loss of journalistic talent is catastrophic. If that’s you, it’s time to learn something outside the production routine of your current job.”

Maureen Dowd on James Risen (NYT)

“Risen may be trapped in Ibsen, but Obama is channeling Orwell”

Preparing yourself to cover chaos (Medium)

“There are things you should know before you show up, and you’re not going to find them in the current news cycle”

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.