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Arthur Sulzberger Jr. is racing to transform the embattled New York Times for the digital age. Is he up to the job?
By Douglas McCollam Jul 15, 2008 at 09:00 AM
Corporate annual meetings are generally drowsy affairs—a pep talk by management, some PowerPoint graphics, a little predetermined voting, all topped... More
By Douglas McCollam Mar 18, 2008 at 09:00 AM
The temple housing Nelson Poynter’s holy relics of journalism is located outside of downtown St. Petersburg, on a sunny chunk... More
By Douglas McCollam Jun 12, 2007 at 08:30 AM
Annals of the Former World By John McPhee Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1998 I first encountered the writer John McPhee... More
By Douglas McCollam Jan 1, 2007 at 08:30 AM
It was just before 3 p.m. on a Sunday afternoon last November when a contingent of police gathered outside the... More
When Truman Capote set out to profile Marlon Brando for The New Yorker in 1957, he knew just how to set his traps
By Douglas McCollam Nov 1, 2012 at 12:00 AM
One morning in January, 1957, Josh Logan, the veteran Broadway producer and Hollywood director, came down from his room into... More
By Douglas McCollam Jul 1, 2010 at 01:01 PM
In the spring of 2006, about seven months after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and a swath of the Gulf... More
By Douglas McCollam Jul 17, 2009 at 04:13 PM
It was the birds that tipped him off. Two days before Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, while the storm was... More
Disappointing Deadspin - It broke the Manti Te’o story, but then stopped reporting and resumed trashing
Fox News not outraged by retailers’ War on Thanksgiving - As giant stores commercialize the last holdout, Bill O’Reilly & Co. shrug
A bogus NY Post piece sets off a frenzy - Serious problems with column alleging Census rigged unemployment for Obama
GoldieBlox picks an unfair fight with the Beastie Boys - A dismal press performance on a clear case of aggressive copyright infringement
BuzzFeed’s all-positive books section - It doesn’t make sense to pledge positivity if your aim is to provide readers with critics’ takes on new books. It makes more sense if your aim is to cultivate a thriving community.
Email blasts from CJR writers and editors
The 184-year-old Rhode Island newspaper is the oldest major daily paper in the country
Pro-tip: “avoid critiquing writing with terms that could reasonably be used to describe a penis”
And why we changed the way we work
How should I propose?
Timelapse of a photo-realistic painting of the actor being done on an iPad
Who Owns What
A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Questions and exercises for journalism students.