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George W. and the Texas Press

Is the honeymoon over?

George W. Bush says he doesn't read newspapers. He does, however, apparently read Texas Monthly magazine. In fact, the president... More

Read Jim Sleeper’s Essay on Ressentiment

Before it gets too late, I want to take a moment to recommend Jim Sleeper's excellent essay that ran at... More

The Story so Far

Grueskin/Seave report

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Outdated Promotional Material, Volume One

Found in the office this afternoon, circa (I think) 2000/2001: I guess "CJR: Ladder to Nowhere" doesn't have the same... More

Washington Post: Fenty Defeats Gray!

Yesterday, city council president Vincent Gray defeated abrasive incumbent Adrian Fenty in D.C.'s Democratic mayoral primary. (Gray is all but... More

Ayn Rand: “A Greatness Stunted by Hate”

In the August 30 issue of National Review, Jason Lee Steorts has a good and thoughtful piece on "The Greatly... More

Are Disclaimers Enough for WaPo When it Comes to Kaplan?

On August 22, The Washington Post ran an editorial about the Obama administration's plans to further regulate for-profit colleges--a move... More

The Ordinary Jungle

A not-so-awed explorer who was unafraid to say so

In April 1925, a fifty-seven-year-old British explorer named Percy Harrison Fawcett trooped into the Brazilian jungle for the last time.... More

Stayin’ Alive

Christopher R. Weingarten is determined to be the last rock critic standing

Christopher R. Weingarten reviews records on Twitter under the name “1000TimesYes.” In January, he decided to make a full set... More

A Few Good Book Reviews

The Washington Monthly just published its spring books issue, and it's a good one. Disclaimers abound here: I used to... More

TSSF Footnotes

Footnotes

Introduction 4. Media commentator Alan Mutter addressed this in a post, “Non-profits can’t possibly save the news,” Reflections of a... More

Schudson on The Fate of Journalism

CJR contributing editor Scott Sherman has a thoughtful interview with Michael Schudson up at The Common Review. Schudson, as you... More

Lampooning Arab Leaders

Occasional CJR contributor Justin Martin has a good piece today at GlobalPost calling for Arab nations to relax their laws... More

Cornell and Kentucky: A Study in Contrasts

This Thursday night, the Cornell Big Red will play the Kentucky Wildcats in a men's NCAA basketball tournament matchup that... More

Trust Falls

Lessons from St. Louis on authority, credibility, and online communications

In November of 2009, an editor at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch decided to show his readers who was boss. After... More

Trust Falls: Further Reading

Imaginary Futures: From Thinking Machines to the Global Village, by Richard Barbrook, examines the political ideology of the Internet, from... More

How Will the End of Print Affect Old Loons Who Hoard Newspapers?

Count on my old friends at the Onion News Network to ask the really tough questions: How Will The End... More

New survey reveals everything you think about freelancing is true - Data from Project Word quantifies challenges of freelance investigative reporting

Why one editor won’t run any more op-eds by the Heritage Foundation’s top economist - A reply to Paul Krugman on state taxes and job growth made some incorrect claims

Why we ‘stave off’ colds - It all started with wine

The New Republic, then and now - Tallying the staff turnover at the overhauled magazine

Why serious journalism can coexist with audience-pleasing content - Legacy media organizations should experiment with digital platforms while continuing to publish hard news


The rise of feelings journalism (TNR)

“Bloom engaged in an increasingly popular style of writing, which I’ve discussed on my blog before, which I call “feelings journalism.” It involves a writer making an argument based on what they imagine someone else is thinking, what they feel may be another person’s feelings. The realm of fact, of reporting, has been left behind.”

Things a war correspondent should never say (WSJ)

“The correspondent retelling war stories surely knows that fellow correspondents had faced the same dangers or worse”

On WaPo trying to interview a cow (National Journal)

“‘I wasn’t milked on the White House lawn by a strange man,’ The Washington Post—the venerable institution that would later come to break the Watergate scandal and win 48 Pulitzers—quoted her, a farm animal, as saying”

Bloggingheads

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

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