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Journalists and scholars disagree about how much Islam, rather than politics and power, drives Muslim extremists
By Christopher Massie Sep 17, 2014 at 11:00 AM
The idea that the press has not done a good job of explaining the role of religion in Islamic extremism... More
By Christopher Massie Sep 9, 2014 at 05:27 PM
That there is no Golden Rule guiding editors who must decide whether to publish graphic images has never been more... More
But the profile of Darren Wilson, the cop who shot the 18-year-old, has largely been neglected by internet commenters
By Christopher Massie Aug 25, 2014 at 02:48 PM
This morning, The New York Times published an A1 profile of Michael Brown to coincide with his burial. Written... More
By Christopher Massie Aug 22, 2014 at 02:39 PM
The obvious implication of The New York Times' famous motto that its pages contain "All the News That's Fit to... More
The national conversation about same-sex marriage has shifted. What are the challenges now for the journalists who cover it?
By Christopher Massie Sep 3, 2013 at 12:00 AM
On June 12, two weeks before the Supreme Court, in separate rulings, struck down parts of the Defense of... More
By Christopher Massie Aug 27, 2013 at 02:50 PM
Starting in February 2011, as protests in Benghazi evolved into a nationwide insurrection and civil war, both staff and freelance... More
By Christopher Massie Jul 11, 2013 at 01:13 PM
For the past year, Roll Call, a newspaper and website that focuses on Capitol Hill politics, has been 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
Email blasts from CJR writers and editors
“[i]n the wake of the recent scandals, women have been driving the story, providing a perspective that their male counterparts simply cannot”
“Amid a months-long battle with administrators for editorial control … the Playwickian’s faculty adviser was suspended for two days this week”
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.
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!
Greg Marx discusses democracy and news with Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute
Who Owns What
A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Questions and exercises for journalism students.