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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Outdated Promotional Material, Volume One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

Apple can’t hide from a 20-year-old reporter - The University of Michigan student gets behind the tech titan’s newest products

Al Jazeera America struggles to get off the margins - A quality-first strategy faces huge hurdles

Finding James Foley - This 2013 story takes a look at GlobalPost’s search for the photojournalist

Gannett cribs from Advance Publications playbook for struggling newspapers - Staff compete for fewer jobs; ‘readers become the assignment editor’

Cop corruption probe sparks newspaper feud - A spiked story is at the center of a bitter fight between Philadelphia’s two dailies


The impact of watching executions (PSmag)

“[E]xecutions, even for people who support capital punishment, and even when the criminals being put to death evoke little personal sympathy because of the nature of their crimes, take a toll on witnesses”

Times of India demands employee social media passwords (Quartz)

The company will possess log-in information and will be free to post any material to the account without journalists’ knowledge

Reconnecting with a story source, 17 years later (Hartford Courant)

“People who say reporters exploit people? You are right, we do. We parachute into people’s lives, sidle up, convince them that we care — and then disengage when the story is over. But that doesn’t mean we don’t connect, in a genuine way.”

The McDonald’s in Ferguson (LAT)

“Lately, the restaurant has taken on the appearance of a battered frontier outpost”

Bloggingheads

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

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