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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
Fox News not outraged by retailers’ War on Thanksgiving - As giant stores commercialize the last holdout, Bill O’Reilly & Co. shrug
BuzzFeed’s all-positive books section - It doesn’t make sense to pledge positivity if your aim is to provide readers with critics’ takes on new books. It makes more sense if your aim is to cultivate a thriving community.
Disappointing Deadspin - It broke the Manti Te’o story, but then stopped reporting and resumed trashing
Healthcare in Great Britain vs. healthcare in the USA: part one - A conversation with Chris Smyth, health reporter for The Times of London
Asperger’s, pedophiles, and questionable motivations - A dart to the Daily Beast, for its ill-informed speculation on Adam Lanza’s psyche
Email blasts from CJR writers and editors
Immune to Upworthy headlines yet?
‘Too good to check’ used to be a warning to newspaper editors not to jump on bullshit stories. Now it’s a business model
The two civil rights leaders were radicals—and they were right
Political lessons from a lifelong political activist
Timelapse of a photo-realistic painting of the actor being done on an iPad
Who Owns What
A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Questions and exercises for journalism students.