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Coverage of Africa needs to go beyond the sensationalistic, three experts said at a panel talk on Thursday
By Erika Fry Apr 20, 2012 at 08:59 AM
In Kenya in early March, a grenade blast linked to the terrorist group Al-Shabaab killed six people and injured 63.... More
By Erika Fry Apr 17, 2012 at 12:06 PM
It was almost one year ago that photojournalist and Restrepo director Sebastian Junger lost his good friend and colleague, Tim... More
By Erika Fry Mar 21, 2012 at 12:05 PM
It was four o’clock on a Friday afternoon when BuzzFeed’s Andrew Kaczynski, a 22-year old student at St. John’s College,... More
By Erika Fry Mar 6, 2012 at 01:48 PM
It has been more than a week since Rick Santorum went on the Sunday talk circuit and made news by... More
By Erika Fry Feb 17, 2012 at 04:24 PM
It was a little before five last Wednesday evening when the “tall Mormon” walked into Antarctica, a bar in lower... More
Journalists are suddenly eager to admit the media is biased in favor of an extended campaign. Will they do anything about it?
By Erika Fry Feb 2, 2012 at 12:29 PM
In a column earlier this week, The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank penned a public love letter—to Newt Gingrich. Taking on... More
By Erika Fry Jan 27, 2012 at 06:00 AM
Last week, at CNN’s “First in the South” debate in Charleston, Newt Gingrich ripped into moderator John King for beginning... More
By Erika Fry Jan 25, 2012 at 03:43 PM
One of the main media frames for the 2012 presidential campaign is the way in which media frames are changing.... More
Brick by brick - After years of shrinking ambition at The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos has the paper thinking global domination
Gawker’s so-far successful experiment in making office chats public - Are group chat rooms a waste of time or essential to running a modern newsroom?
A new course in video games journalism - As an art form grows up, can the critics keep pace?
On the NSA, a White House credibility problem - The AP report on the destruction of The Guardian’s hard drives is just the latest evidence that reporters can’t trust the Obama administration on spying claims
Long all-volunteer, Guernica Mag looks toward paying its contributors - The 10-year-old online mag hired its first full-time employee and is launching a second Kickstarter
Email blasts from CJR writers and editors
“Make yourself indispensable. Dispel any rumors, however quiet, that you are just there for a ‘quota’”
Nate Silver drills into the numbers
“A single page in a glossy magazine could be discounted by more than half its open rate and still get an effective CPM of about $70. Online display ad CPMs average under $3”
With the relaunch comes the archive
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.