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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 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.