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Checking In On “This Week’s” Fact Checking

It’s been about three weeks since ABC’s “This Week” host, Jake Tapper, took up NYU journalism professor Jay Rosen on... More

Gizmodo’s iPhone story and Checkbook Journalism

Today we learn that not one but two media companies with some of the most top-secret-hush-hush internal practices out there,... More

Robot Journalism and the Future of Digital Media

More on Columbia’s new dual degree in journalism and computer science

Starting in 2011, Columbia University will be offering a new combined degree between the journalism school and engineering school, which... More

A Look at CJR’s Past Coverage of Monday’s Pulitzer Prize Winners

Sometimes we totally call it. Sometimes, not so much.

If calling the Pulitzer Prize winners were like picking a Sweet 16 bracket for March Madness, CJR didn’t exactly win... More

Newsprint on Film, a Retrospective (Death Knell)

New York City's Film Forum theater is hosting a four week film series of newspaper-themed movies, featuring "the faded world... More

Bollinger and Lemann, Unplugged, on ‘Uninhibited, Robust and Wide-Open’

Columbia Journalism School dean and a distant overseer of CJR, Nicholas Lemann, interviewed Columbia University President and First Amendment scholar,... More

Stream of Consciousness

SnapStream and the future of searchable video

About a month ago, while on a business trip to New York from his tech company’s headquarters in Houston, Texas,... More

Darts and Laurels

A paper in the Midwest exposes a scandal. Thirty years later, it does it again.

In 1979, Des Moines Register reporters Mike McGraw and Margaret Engel discovered sixty mentally disabled men eviscerating turkeys at an... More

State of the Media, By the Numbers

Seven notable stats from the Pew State of the Media report

The annual State of the Media report by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism was released this... More

Zonied Out

Adam Klawonn tried everything to make his journalism startup succeed. It wasn’t enough.

In 2006, Adam Klawonn cashed out his newspaper job vacation pay to reinvent himself as a digital journalist. He bought... More

More Fun With Headlines

Earlier today, Clint flagged this gem of headline word-smithery. Well, here is another chuckler, noteworthy for the very lack of... More

I Heart T-Shirts About Journalism

For all you journalists out there who can get away with wearing T-shirts to work. More

The Atlantic Tweaks its Web Redesign

The site responds to complaints from its readers—and its own bloggers

At 1 a.m. last Friday, TheAtlantic.com rolled out a much-anticipated new redesign. By 4 p.m. Monday, the redesign had already... More

Do Articles About Toxins Causing Autism Cause Hysteria? They Don’t Have To.

New York Times op-ed columnist Nicholas Kristof's recent piece discussing a study showing a possible link between chemicals in the... More

Ace Ventura, Whale Detective

Today The New York Times had an unintentionally hilarious story examining the intentions of a killer whale involved in a... More

Stop using ‘Brooklyn’ to mean hipster neighborhoods - Elite-oriented outlets typically only cover the borough’s most affluent, Manhattan-adjacent neighborhoods

The Reporters Committee is about to start suing people to help journalists - Katie Townsend joins the organization as its first litigation director

How a Nebraska newspaper kicked off a major prison sentencing scandal - The Omaha World-Herald found that hundreds of inmates were being released early

On media freedom, United Nations plays by its own rules - Months of international crises raises the stakes for reporting on the UN, but investigative journalists remain without a right to information

Keep calm and write a headline worth reading - Ease up on the exaggerations because someday you may need those explosive adjectives when a truly big story lands


Apple’s ‘warrant canary’ disappears (GigaOm)

Apple included language in its first Transparency Report to say that it had not been subject to a Section 215 Patriot Act request. That language is now gone.

Trend Piece (New Yorker)

Buzzword, buzzword, buzzword. Isn’t the buzzword on your mind now? Perhaps it is on other people’s minds? Read on or you’ll be clueless, dated, and without any friends in the world. Buzzword again!

This Is How Joanna Coles Changed Cosmo (Refinery29)

The British reporter-turned-editor has made good on her promises to bring politics to the magazine, win some very big-deal journalism awards, and secure the most interesting exclusive interviews

Bloggingheads

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

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