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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Outdated Promotional Material, Volume One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

How Forbes got to $475 million - That’s what a Hong Kong investor has agreed to pay for a firm that two years ago had trouble paying its rent

Are female journalists up to the job of a Jill Abramson interview? - Reporters avoid unflattering discussion about her firing

How to check if that viral video is true - Journalists don’t always verify user-generated content, so readers need to learn how to verify what they see online

The Grand Dame of Florida reporting has retired twice, but she’s still causing trouble - A conversation with the Tampa Bay Times’ Lucy Morgan

Brick by brick - After years of shrinking ambition at The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos has the paper thinking global domination


Insufferable parenthetical asides, ranked (The Hairpin)

18. (strictly for the mise-en-scene)

You are now entering the demented kingdom of William T. Vollmann (TNR)

“Franzen tells a hilarious story of being a young writer in New York, meeting Vollmann, becoming fast friends, and inaugurating a draft swap. A while later, they exchanged work. Franzen gave Vollmann a dozen chiseled pages. Vollmann gave Franzen an entire novel.”

39 pieces of advice for journalists and writers of color (BuzzFeed)

“Make yourself indispensable. Dispel any rumors, however quiet, that you are just there for a ‘quota’”

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