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Vincent Sheean’s Personal History reminds us what foreign coverage once was and what it might be again
By John Maxwell Hamilton Aug 14, 2008 at 01:37 PM
On a dreary day in October 1922, a young man from Pana, a small town in southern Illinois, walked into... More
By John Maxwell Hamilton Mar 20, 2009 at 12:36 PM
Some months ago, while exploring files in the nearly empty, ink-blackened basement of the old New York Times building on... More
‘See you on the other side’ - Meet Jessica Lum, a terminally ill 25-year-old who chose to spend what little time she had practicing journalism
#Realtalk: This is the best moment to be in journalism - The old stuff isn’t coming back, but that’s okay
Streams of consciousness - Millennials expect a steady diet of quick-hit, social-media-mediated bits and bytes. What does that mean for journalism?
Sticking with the truth - How ‘balanced’ coverage helped sustain the bogus claim that childhood vaccines can cause autism
An ink-stained stretch - Can Aaron Kushner save the Orange County Register—and the newspaper industry?
A backgrounder for understanding the storm that hit Moore, Oklahoma
One year ago four journalists were brutally murdered in the bloodiest attack on the press in Mexico’s drug war. For those left behind the pain — and the threats — continue
50 years of foreign reporting from the NYRB
David Foster Wallace’s 2005 Kenyon commencement speech as a short film
Who Owns What
A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Questions and exercises for journalism students.