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By Curtis Brainard Jul 16, 2007 at 09:09 AM
Two weeks ago, The New York Times Magazine ran a cover story called "The Amateur Hour" about how "America's basement... More
By Curtis Brainard Jul 6, 2007 at 12:11 PM
Forget France, the U.K., Germany, and Italy. They may be G8 members, but Sweden is the country out to make... More
By Curtis Brainard May 21, 2007 at 08:39 AM
If you make it green, people will buy. Or so goes the current marketing philosophy. Today’s news pages are filled... More
By Curtis Brainard May 7, 2007 at 03:32 PM
The folks at The Nation offer readers an intriguing new punch-counterpunch this month. The current online issue includes a short... More
By Curtis Brainard May 2, 2007 at 12:30 PM
It’s been a little over a week since mayor Mike Bloomberg unveiled his twenty-five-year plan for climate change and... More
By Curtis Brainard Apr 24, 2007 at 10:30 AM
Sunday was Earth Day, sort of like the environmental movement's Fourth of July. The event got a lot of attention... More
Green news has grown into a print jungle that — sometimes unique and probing, sometimes more fad than fact — can be difficult to navigate.
By Curtis Brainard Apr 16, 2007 at 02:50 PM
Green is the new black. It's the new red, the new white; it is the new red, white, and blue.... More
By Curtis Brainard Apr 11, 2007 at 04:24 PM
A global warming debate yesterday at New York University between Senator John Kerry, a Democrat, and former congressman Newt Gingrich,... 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.