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By Elinore Longobardi Jun 11, 2008 at 08:07 AM
A Credit to Money for publishing an intriguing and informativechart of housing data—including the change in the foreclosure rate over... More
By Elinore Longobardi Jun 9, 2008 at 07:50 AM
A Debit to Fortune and columnist Elizabeth Spiers for getting too aglow about nuclear power—and propagating the industry's spin. With... More
A glaring and common mistake on housing; more good NYT work on foreclosures; Portfolio (heart) Big Pharma, etc.
By Elinore Longobardi Jun 2, 2008 at 08:20 AM
A Debit to just about everybody for constructing a piece of housing news that doesn’t stand up. We learned from... More
By Elinore Longobardi May 20, 2008 at 01:08 PM
If beat reporting were a softball game, the Daily News would be soundly beating The New York Times—at least in... More
Deconstructing mortgage industry nonsense; yet another dumb Silverstein story; Marketwatch’s fact void, etc.
By Elinore Longobardi May 19, 2008 at 10:58 AM
A Credit to the Los Angeles Times for excellent reporting that shows conventional wisdom—that a significant number of homeowners are... More
By Elinore Longobardi May 12, 2008 at 11:52 AM
A Debit to Fortune for journalistic laziness and reckless stenography in its interview with Aetna CEO Ron Williams in which... More
By Elinore Longobardi May 5, 2008 at 10:05 AM
A Credit to Gretchen Morgenson of The New York Times for something she declined to take credit for herself. Morgenson’s... More
For WSJ, less is less; FT plays Boswell again; NYT unwinds ratings snarl; contrarian runs amok, etc.
By Elinore Longobardi Apr 28, 2008 at 11:50 AM
WSJ cuts muscle A Debit to The Wall Street Journal—and we mean to the institution itself, not the reporter—for... More
Plus: Undue credit-taking at the WSJ; Wilson Quarterly’s wise look at schools; Variety’s empty Olympics coverage, etc.
By Elinore Longobardi Apr 21, 2008 at 11:33 AM
A Debit to The Economist for a special report on how digital technology is making us “nomads.” You may recall... More
By Elinore Longobardi Apr 14, 2008 at 12:10 PM
Credits to Fortune and The Nation for broad but incisive pieces that explain the credit crisis and the economic slump.... More
Plus: Names, please?; too easy on boards; vivid scenes from Calcutta; and an east Texas courthouse, etc.
By Elinore Longobardi Apr 7, 2008 at 12:00 PM
Debits to Dow Jones and Bloomberg for being a bit too rah-rah after a big stock rally on Tuesday. In... More
Stop trolling your readers - We know you’re only doing it for clicks
Des Moines Register prepares for a ‘very stressful’ newsroom restructuring - Editor Amalie Nash speaks on turnover, transformation, and a virtual reality adventure
PBS pulls ads from Harper’s Magazine after critical essay - Piece argues public broadcaster has fallen under the sway of political influence and outside money
Should all journalists be on Twitter? - Reasons to take up or forgo the 140-character platform
The Tennessean is borrowing reporters from other Gannett papers - Music columnist Peter Cooper is latest journalist to part ways with Nashville paper
Email blasts from CJR writers and editors
“Bring gloves to give nurses you meet at clinics, even if you’re there for a story. Get small change to give to the kids who have been out of school for months and are selling ground nuts for pitiful sums on the side of road. Hell, give them candy. Violate all the principles of ostensibly good aid stewardship, because the good stewardship of the developed world didn’t get help here in time, and now everyone is dying around you.”
“These sites claim to be satirical but lack even incompetent attempts at anything resembling humor”
“I would like to be sure that you understand that we trust our editors’ news judgement and that we distrust yours”
“From the moment he took over The Post newsroom in 1965, Mr. Bradlee sought to create an important newspaper that would go far beyond the traditional model of a metropolitan daily”
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.