Tuesday, September 02, 2014. Last Update: Tue 12:00 AM EST

Author Archive

Articles by Elizabeth Spayd | Email the Author

editorial-thb.jpg

Newsrooms struggle with free-content strategy

How to bring the traffic without tarnishing the brand

ost of the media industry’s problems can be boiled down to simple math—or is it physics? Whichever it is,... More

Abramson.jpg

Are female journalists up to the job of a Jill Abramson interview?

Reporters avoid unflattering discussion about her firing

Let me just say this: If I ever get publicly bounced from a job, I am heading straight for Cosmopolitan... More

editorial-snowden_stack.jpg

Power shift

Journalists increasingly control decisions about what’s in the public interest

In the basement of The Guardian's London offices, under the watchful eye of British intelligence agents, the paper's staff... More

dronesillo_stack.jpg

Drones and the free press

Somehow, the FAA became an arbiter of the First Amendment

The next great revolution in journalism might just be found at the Amazon store. It is called a drone,... More

editorialma2013icon.jpg

Navigating the bedlam

CJR’s new way forward

It came as a jolt. After 25 years at The Washington Post, where I'd spent my early days as... More

Apple can’t hide from a 20-year-old reporter - The University of Michigan student gets behind the tech titan’s newest products

Al Jazeera America struggles to get off the margins - A quality-first strategy faces huge hurdles

Finding James Foley - This 2013 story takes a look at GlobalPost’s search for the photojournalist

Gannett cribs from Advance Publications playbook for struggling newspapers - Staff compete for fewer jobs; ‘readers become the assignment editor’

Cop corruption probe sparks newspaper feud - A spiked story is at the center of a bitter fight between Philadelphia’s two dailies


The impact of watching executions (PSmag)

“[E]xecutions, even for people who support capital punishment, and even when the criminals being put to death evoke little personal sympathy because of the nature of their crimes, take a toll on witnesses”

Times of India demands employee social media passwords (Quartz)

The company will possess log-in information and will be free to post any material to the account without journalists’ knowledge

Reconnecting with a story source, 17 years later (Hartford Courant)

“People who say reporters exploit people? You are right, we do. We parachute into people’s lives, sidle up, convince them that we care — and then disengage when the story is over. But that doesn’t mean we don’t connect, in a genuine way.”

The McDonald’s in Ferguson (LAT)

“Lately, the restaurant has taken on the appearance of a battered frontier outpost”

Bloggingheads

Greg Marx discusses democracy and news with Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute

  • If you like the magazine, get the rest of the year for just $19.95 (6 issues in all).
  • If not, simply write cancel on the bill and return it. You will owe nothing.

Who Owns What

The Business of Digital Journalism

A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

Study Guides

Questions and exercises for journalism students.