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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
How Forbes got to $475 million - That’s what a Hong Kong investor has agreed to pay for a firm that two years ago had trouble paying its rent
Are female journalists up to the job of a Jill Abramson interview? - Reporters avoid unflattering discussion about her firing
How to check if that viral video is true - Journalists don’t always verify user-generated content, so readers need to learn how to verify what they see online
The Grand Dame of Florida reporting has retired twice, but she’s still causing trouble - A conversation with the Tampa Bay Times’ Lucy Morgan
Brick by brick - After years of shrinking ambition at The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos has the paper thinking global domination
Email blasts from CJR writers and editors
“Here’s how not to suck at it: Don’t write like an entertainment reporter”
“[R]ather than immediately launching a large collection of digital ‘magazines’ based on strong, expert journalists with their own followings, as we imagined earlier, we’ll begin by building out the two we’ve started and then explore adding new ones as we learn”
“Almost every officially sanctioned exchange between reporters and the proverbial ‘senior administration officials’ is conducted in the presence of a press staffer”
“TMZ’s real engine — what defines its mission, what legitimizes it and sets it apart — is a unique and controversial mix of scandal mongering and investigative journalism”
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.