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NYRB celebrates its 50th

The New York Review of Books hosted an evening of readings by noted contributors

Photo Credit: Beowulf Sheehan Joan Didion looked tiny and frail on Tuesday night, swimming in her loose, gray top... More

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Fashion Week pregaming

The newest issue of Fashion Projects features interviews with couture critics

New York Fashion Week, which kicks off Wednesday night, is the big game for style magazines and fashion critics. As... More

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Tracking the NYT’s evolving Koch obit

NewsDiffs reveals the newspaper’s multiple revisions, resulting in a surge of traffic

Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch died in the wee hours of Friday morning, and The New York Times... More

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Good Times

Executive Editor Jill Abramson spoke on the state of the paper

Jill Abramson had a cold. Her throat constantly required water and lozenges, and it was impossible, for someone who never... More

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Patch aims for profitability, shifts platforms

The company president spoke of his goals for the year at Street Fight Summit

Patch hopes that all 903 of its hyperlocal news sites will be profitable by the end of 2013, and that... More

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In hyperlocal, ‘success’ is subjective

A Street Fight Summit panel of digital journalists dished about their triumphs and concerns

The panel just before lunch at Tuesday’s Street Fight Summit, a two-day conference dedicated to all things hyperlocal, was on... More

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Must-reads of 2012: Can women have it all?

Unclear, but not for lack of column inches

As 2012 draws to a close, CJR writers brainstormed the year's best reads in their beats. Why Women Still Can't... More

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Farewell to The Daily

News Corporation’s iPad-only news source lasted 22 months

Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. announced on Monday that its iPad-only "newspaper," The Daily, will close on December 15. Can't say... More

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Overholser leaving USC j-school

She has been the director there since 2008

Geneva Overholser, the director of The University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, is stepping down at... More

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Boo wins National Book Award

For her debut work about an Indian slum

New Yorker staff writer Katherine Boo has won a National Book Award for her debut nonfiction work Behind the Beautiful... More

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Learn about Marty Baron

The incoming Washington Post editor visited Columbia’s j-school last year

The Washington Post announced on Tuesday that editor Marcus Brauchli is stepping down and will be succeeded by Boston Globe... More

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The Frankenstorm exception

Will lowered paywalls mean new customers?

At a Poynter ethics forum last week, Pew’s Tom Rosenstiel noted that one source of print journalism’s ongoing woes is... More

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Journalism ethics in a digital age

A Poynter conference this week provoked good discussion but presupposed an old definition of journalism

On Tuesday, in the midst of wonky Poynter conference dialogue about how to reimagine journalism ethics for a digital age,... More

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Google exec, AllThingsD team discuss journalism’s future

The trio spoke at a 92Y event

Apparently, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt does an impressive “Gangnam Style” dance but, he said from 92nd Street Y’s stage on... More

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Columbia J-school dean stepping down

Nicholas Lemann will have served 10 years in the role

Nicholas Lemann, dean of Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism, will be stepping down at the end of the current academic... More

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Patch launches its redesign on five sites

Its emphasis veers toward Facebook-like “groups” and away from news

Patch’s redesign went live Sunday night in five Long Island towns, about three months after CJR posted a story on... More

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Knight News Challenge data winners announced

The second of this year’s three competition rounds focused on improving the collection and display of information

Crowdsourced radiation measurements, a user-friendly organizing tool for community data, and a less confusing display of census information were among... More

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The wrong kind of attention

Newsweek’s focus on provocative covers isn’t a solid digital-age strategy

Talking about the relevance of magazine cover images feels comparable to mentioning that a newspaper story was “above the fold”—both... More

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The genuine article

What is the atomic unit of journalistic storytelling?

The news story is suffering an identity crisis. For a century at least, it was secure in the knowledge that... More

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Required skimming: journalism’s funny

Laughing so we don’t cry, or drink

This month, CJR presents “Required Skimming,” a daily miniguide to our staffers’ beats and obsessions, ranging from finance to food.... More

Hey millionaire tech bros: Have patience with the editorial process - Chris Hughes probably wanted to enable great journalism at first. Then the dust settled and before you know it, he’s shaking everything up again

Serial creators don’t know what will happen to Adnan Syed - New developments in his legal case suggest that the outcome is wide open

Price hike at UC Berkeley’s journalism school - Governing body approves additional fee of $7,500 starting 2016

Will Denver really have a newspaper war? - As a billionaire floats reviving the Rocky Mountain News, The Denver Post might buckle its chin strap

FOIA reform dies while the press looked the other way - RIP Improvement Act of 2014


The traffic lure of outrage (Slate)

“I didn’t become a journalist to peddle indignation on Facebook. But it sells—the page views don’t lie.”

NBC news producer’s sons were in the besieged school in Peshawar (NBCnews.com)

“I remained silent and didn’t know what to say — I know how such attacks on schools usually end”

Hero mom calls into CSPAN to berate her arguing pundit sons (WaPo)

“This was not planned. She called in on the normal line.”

Dick Cheney doesn’t want to call it torture but the media doesn’t have to follow (Vox)

“People deserve to know that the American government (proudly!) did things that in any other context are called torture”

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

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