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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

Click here to explore CJR's 50th anniversary timeline. More

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

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


Adviser of high school paper that refused to use ‘Redskins’ suspended (Student Press Law Center)

“Amid a months-long battle with administrators for editorial control … the Playwickian’s faculty adviser was suspended for two days this week”

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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