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An Iran Plan?

More Reporting Please

Last week, as journalists slipped away for the holiday weekend, a lonely blogger sat down to write a rather alarming... More

A Statesman’s Decisions

New evidence brings old reporting out of the closet

In October 2006, blogger Mike Rogers wrote that he’d spoken to some men who claimed they’d had sex with Larry... More

When a Comment Just Isn’t a Comment

Justice Puts a L.A. Times Reporter “Under Siege”

Steven Seagal isn’t a name you’d expect to find at the center of a journalism blog battle—including an interesting one... More

Fun With News

Fox’s “Anchorwoman” reality show is a little too real

For those of you who spent last night doing better things (and you probably did), here’s the premise of “Anchorwoman,”... More

Where’s Mike Gravel?

The press needs to ask.

Last Thursday Democrat Mike Gravel knew he’d only have about fifteen minutes of back-and-forth with the panelists at the Human... More

Crandall Canyon and the Press

It’s time to look deeper

As hope dims for the six coal miners trapped a quarter-mile under Emery county Utah, reporters have mostly focused on... More

Cuomo Mugs the Times Union

AG’s selective quotes raise paper’s hackles

There’s a standard set of gripes that journalists hear from people who feel maligned by a story: “The information was... More

When Elections Decide Nothing

The maddening inevitability of momentum

“The margin of victory is razor thin but a win is a win and Mitt Romney will take it.” -Nora... More

James Boylan on Founding CJR: A CJR Podcast

On the occasion of our fiftieth anniversary, we invited James Boylan, who founded CJR in 1961 when he was thirty-three... More

Does a New York Times-mimicking web ad violate policy?

The paper says No. Your eyes may disagree.

The New York Times has a policy forbidding advertising that closely appropriates the paper’s design elements. From the paper’s advertising... More

Over-aggregation, Under-attribution, and Poynter

You may have seen Poynter editor Julie Moos’s quick and thoughtful response to questions posed by CJR assistant editor Erika... More

Timeline: Through the Years

Five decades of media history, as seen on CJR’s pages

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Through the Years

Five decades of journalism, from the pages of CJR

1961 • Walter Lippmann writes three columns based on more than four hours of interviews with Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev.... More

Hurricane Wood

This weekend New Yorkers endured hours of high winds and heavy rains as Tropical Storm Irene crossed the islands and... More

The Big Clock (1948)

A murderous publisher’s corporate noir

The Big Clock begins, as all stories about a desperate journalist ought to, with a drunken night. Charles Stroud, a... More

What Bradley told Adrian

Glenn Greenwald avoids the cut of Occam’s razor

On Wednesday Wired released an almost completely unredacted version of the May 2010 chat transcripts between Adrian Lamo and Bradley... More

Hey millionaire tech bros: Have patience with the editorial process - Chris Hughes probably wanted to enable great journalism at first. Then the dust settled and before you know it, he’s shaking everything up again

Serial creators don’t know what will happen to Adnan Syed - New developments in his legal case suggest that the outcome is wide open

Price hike at UC Berkeley’s journalism school - Governing body approves additional fee of $7,500 starting 2016

Will Denver really have a newspaper war? - As a billionaire floats reviving the Rocky Mountain News, The Denver Post might buckle its chin strap

FOIA reform dies while the press looked the other way - RIP Improvement Act of 2014


NBC news producer’s sons were in the besieged school in Peshawar (NBCnews.com)

“I remained silent and didn’t know what to say — I know how such attacks on schools usually end”

Hero mom calls into CSPAN to berate her arguing pundit sons (WaPo)

“This was not planned. She called in on the normal line.”

Dick Cheney doesn’t want to call it torture but the media doesn’t have to follow (Vox)

“People deserve to know that the American government (proudly!) did things that in any other context are called torture”

Lessons from factchecking, and the limits of journalism (Feministing)

“Fact-checking taught me a lot, and here’s one thing I learned: One of the main purposes of fact-checking is to correct journalism’s bias toward a ‘good story’ above all else”

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