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By Ann Friedman Apr 11, 2013 at 06:50 AM
Last weekend I spoke at the BU Power of Narrative conference, where a lot of accomplished longform feature writers asked... More
By Ann Friedman Apr 4, 2013 at 06:50 AM
At most news outlets, travel budgets have disappeared. This is a bummer if you're a reporter who likes to get... More
By Ann Friedman Mar 28, 2013 at 11:00 AM
Let's face it: The conversation about diversity in journalism is mostly boring hand-wringing. With each new byline count, it's easy... More
By Ann Friedman Mar 14, 2013 at 11:00 AM
Any journalist working in the media-saturated cities of New York and DC has probably at least toyed with the idea... More
By Ann Friedman Mar 7, 2013 at 11:00 AM
I used to be an editor with a tiny budget who was constantly apologizing for our rates. Now I'm a... More
By Ann Friedman Feb 14, 2013 at 11:00 AM
If you're a freelance writer or a PR professional, you probably know that pitching is a delicate art that sometimes... More
Maintaining the intellectual atmosphere of a magazine office or newsroom makes a lot of sense for those of us who work freelance
By Ann Friedman Jan 31, 2013 at 11:24 AM
As a fairly new freelance writer with a lot of friends who are graphic designers, I've been thinking a lot... More
The new graph search gives journalists a way to construct a trend story without picking up the phone. Is this a good thing?
By Ann Friedman Jan 24, 2013 at 10:57 AM
You have a Facebook account. I know this because everyone has a Facebook account. And you are a journalist. I... More
By Ann Friedman Jan 10, 2013 at 06:50 AM
Some colleagues and I recently ran a Kickstarter to launch a fairly ambitious music publication from scratch. Our idea —... More
How to turn one reporting trip into several pieces, and how to get your editor to give you more substantive assignments
By Ann Friedman Jan 3, 2013 at 06:50 AM
I'm terrible at writing two to three stories from one reporting trip. How do I get better at this? —Anonymous... More
Where do you draw the line between activism and journalism—and between flirting and “cultivating sources”?
By Ann Friedman Dec 26, 2012 at 06:50 AM
A lot of freelance writers, including me, have to maintain multiple hustles to keep the bills paid, including work that... More
By Ann Friedman Dec 13, 2012 at 06:50 AM
I'm struggling to understand how much I'm worth per word. I know how much I get per hour on copy... 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
The 184-year-old Rhode Island newspaper is the oldest major daily paper in the country
Pro-tip: “avoid critiquing writing with terms that could reasonably be used to describe a penis”
And why we changed the way we work
How should I propose?
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.
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.