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Reporting the Drug War

LAT’s commendable multimedia effort on Mexico’s drug war

Props to the Los Angeles Times for its ongoing series, “Mexico under Siege,” which examines the complexities of that country’s... More

Sweet Caroline

Skepticism is a journalistic golden rule. Don’t banish it now.

Now that Caroline Kennedy has announced her intention to seek the Senate seat expected to be vacated by Hillary Clinton,... More

Yale Endowment Drops…How Much?

Oh, the joy of headlines, especially when they're about shrinking endowments at Ivy League universities. The New York Times trumpets... More

The Size Tens Seen around the World

International headlines focus less on the act, more on the significance of the insult

President Bush’s response to having a pair of shoes thrown at him by Iraqi journalist Muntader al-Zaidi during a press... More

Patrick Fitzgerald, a.k.a. Folk Hero?

A New York Times profile of smokin’ hot U.S. attorney Patrick Fitzgerald proclaims in its title: “Fond Ties Have Grown... More

The Day after the Blago Arrest

Chicago media get vocal on the gubernatorial scandal

After yesterday’s federal court hearing in which Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich and his chief of staff John Harris heard the... More

Don’t Leave the Energy Department Out of It

Tell readers where the auto bailout money will come from

Have you heard about the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan Program? It’s a recently created Department of Energy loan program... More

Salting the Sweets

WaPo basks in the glow of Obama’s health care mobilization effort

A front page Washington Post story yesterday gets excited about the fact that Obama’s incoming administration is beginning to implement... More

In Which Hillary Says Yes and Kevin Drum Eats His Hat

On the subject of Hillary Clinton being chosen as/agreeing to be Obama's Secretary of State, Kevin Drum, of Mother Jones,... More

More on the Mommy Stamp

WaPo columnist frets about Michelle Obama’s mom-in-chief self-label

Earlier today, Megan wrote about the unfortunate “momification” of Michelle Obama in the press, and focused on a Monday New... More

Election Postmortem: Technology and the Press

Don’t fetishize technology

The 2008 presidential campaign found the political press embracing technology and interactivity like never before. (Or, at least, attempting to... More

Today is the Day

Today, apparently, is World Toilet Day. And lest you forget about what that means, science writer Margaret Wertheim lays it... More

Palin As Entertainment

Don’t put stories about Palin’s recent interviews in the politics page

Alessandra Stanley, television critic for The New York Times, writes yesterday morning about Sarah Palin’s modus operandi during her post-election,... More

The First Lady’s Sitting Room

WaPo couches First Ladies’ meeting too delicately

Press and public alike watched intently as the Obamas visited the White House Monday afternoon. But unlike The New York... More

Victory Laps

Columnists unleash poetics in the service of the historic moment

If there was ever an extended moment to go wild as an opinion columnist, like a child with crayons and... More

Virginian-Pilot journalists: Corporate management pressure is stifling coverage - “Lovers of journalism in this newsroom are pissed. It’s bad.”

The worst journalism of 2014 - A recap of the year’s most cringeworthy news blunders

Why the media don’t get Detroit—and why it matters - Coverage of declining cities is too often simplistic and lacking historical context

21st-century censorship - Governments around the world are using stealthy strategies to manipulate the media

Jesse Brown punctures Canada’s media bubble - The independent journalist uses his website and podcast to break stories that might otherwise go unpublished


We should all step back from security journalism (Medium)

“It should be made clear, in law, that the tasks security reseachers do to make the net more secure and journalists do to understand and contextualize the truth for the public are not crimes”

Trust In Business And Media Is Declining, But People Have Faith In Search Engines (Buzzfeed)

People have become less trusting of major institutions, according to the annual Edelman Trust Barometer. And large majorities doubt that businesses want to make the world a better place.

With New Charlie Hebdo Cover, News Value Should Have Prevailed (NYT)

Public editor Margaret Sullivan on why the paper should have published the images.

An Old Fogey’s Analysis of a Teenager’s View on Social Media (Medium)

“I feel the need to offer my perspective as someone who is not a teenager but who has thought about these issues extensively for years.”

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A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

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