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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

How Forbes got to $475 million - That’s what a Hong Kong investor has agreed to pay for a firm that two years ago had trouble paying its rent

Are female journalists up to the job of a Jill Abramson interview? - Reporters avoid unflattering discussion about her firing

How to check if that viral video is true - Journalists don’t always verify user-generated content, so readers need to learn how to verify what they see online

The Grand Dame of Florida reporting has retired twice, but she’s still causing trouble - A conversation with the Tampa Bay Times’ Lucy Morgan

Brick by brick - After years of shrinking ambition at The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos has the paper thinking global domination


A First Look update (First Look Media)

“[R]ather than immediately launching a large collection of digital ‘magazines’ based on strong, expert journalists with their own followings, as we imagined earlier, we’ll begin by building out the two we’ve started and then explore adding new ones as we learn”

The White House deploys minders to interviews all the time (WaPo)

“Almost every officially sanctioned exchange between reporters and the proverbial ‘senior administration officials’ is conducted in the presence of a press staffer”

The down-and-dirty history of TMZ (BuzzFeed)

“TMZ’s real engine — what defines its mission, what legitimizes it and sets it apart — is a unique and controversial mix of scandal mongering and investigative journalism”

The 10 worst New Yorker longreads (Gawker)

“[A]pparently [Adam] Gopnik did not know you could bake fancy breads from France and other cultures. So he got his mom to teach him how to bake them. A fine anecdote, maybe, to tell a friend or a therapist. But in this case he wrote about it for the New Yorker, a magazine.”

Bloggingheads

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

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