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Chinese media push: background to today’s NYT story

A recent CJR piece recounted a visit to Beijing’s media headquarters

The New York Times has a story today about the overseas expansion of Chinese media. It focuses on the growing... More

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Required skimming: hyperlocal

Where to learn about game plans for covering local news in an ever-more-digital world

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

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Noticed: #countriesbyvoguewriters

Twitter users lampoon a line by former Vogue writer Joan Juliet Buck

This morning, Newsweek posted a story by Joan Juliet Buck which tells the backstory to her Vogue profile of Syrian... More

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A new Patch?

AOL’s hyperlocal startup is building something new, but the details remain closely guarded

At AOL’s second-quarter earnings call on Wednesday, CEO Tim Armstrong hinted that changes are afoot for Patch, the hyperlocal news... More

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On that piece in Tablet

It was selfish writing that needlessly caused pain to others

When Nora Ephron succumbed to cancer late last month, many remembrances noted the writer’s embrace of her mother’s assertion that... More

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Katherine the great

In her searing portrait of an Indian slum, Katherine Boo demonstrates the potency of deep, patient reporting

When Katherine Boo worked at The Washington Post in the 1990s, the future Pulitzer Prize and MacArthur Fellowship winner... More

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Think before you tweet

CNN was first, but it didn’t win the morning

Today’s frenzied (social) media reaction to the Supreme Court’s decision on President Obama’s healthcare reform was, as many journalists have... More

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Tomorrow meets its Kickstarter goal in hours

Former GOOD editors will make their dream mag

After GOOD magazine fired most of its editorial staff in early June, the axed staffers decided they wanted to produce... More

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He said, she said

Anyone can spread gossip with an iPhone, rather than depend on dishy columns

Gossip, according to longtime New York Post columnist Earl Wilson, is hearing something you like about someone you don’t. I... More

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Knight News Challenge winners announced

Six projects use online networks to help spread information

Geographically organized breaking news video aggregation, natural-disaster community Web portals, and a secure service for sensitive reporter-source contact are some... More

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Keeping journalism nonprofits vital

The Challenge Fund for Journalists released the results of a seven-year experiment

While it didn't find one magic solution, a new study did show that nonprofit media are most likely to remain... More

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Listen: CJR staffer on Politico and media criticism

“I understand why a[n] … outlet like Politico would focus primarily on the political implications, but I don’t think that represents real media criticism”

In his very first piece for CJR last week, intern Peter Sterne criticized Politico’s story that alleged a pro-Obama bias... More

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The Times-Picayune cuts staff and print runs

Read CJR coverage on the history of the paper, a vital resource in its region, here

The news hit late Wednesday night that the storied New Orleans Times-Picayune, the newspaper that served as a community rock... More

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The Pulitzer Prize luncheon, storified

Giddy prize recipients react to Tom Friedman, winning

The Pulitzer Prizes were officially presented to recipients on Monday afternoon at Columbia University's Low Library rotunda. See attendee reactions... More

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The future of media is social

It’s also shared, viral, and free from banner ads

The Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at NYU hosted I Want Media’s fifth annual “Future of Media” forum on Friday... More

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9 newsroom buyouts at the Hartford Courant (updated)

This is the latest in a series of departures since Tribune’s 2008 bankruptcy filing

First, a disclosure: I have a soft spot for the Hartford Courant. It’s my hometown daily. I interned there twice... More

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Watch: CJR’s panel on digital press freedoms

Didn’t make it to the Newseum on Monday afternoon? Catch up on our latest event here

In honor of its 50th birthday, CJR’s southern presence expanded Monday beyond its one-man DC bureau, as editors and fellow... More

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Beyonce’s no Girl Friday

The NYABJ’s disappointing pick

The New York Association of Black Journalists is hearing from the media (social and otherwise) about the decision to award... More

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National Mag Awards announced

The industry’s annual recognition of its best was Thursday night

The American Society of Magazine Editors announced this year's National Magazine Awards at a black-tie ceremony Thursday night. Time netted... More

Murdoch vs. Muto

The “Fox News mole” is being charged for leaking to Gawker as Fox’s corporate parent remains under fire for ethics violations

Let me get this straight: Even as Rupert Murdoch’s media empire remains under official scrutiny for an allegedly extensive phone-hacking... More

Stop using ‘Brooklyn’ to mean hipster neighborhoods - Elite-oriented outlets typically only cover the borough’s most affluent, Manhattan-adjacent neighborhoods

The Reporters Committee is about to start suing people to help journalists - Katie Townsend joins the organization as its first litigation director

How a Nebraska newspaper kicked off a major prison sentencing scandal - The Omaha World-Herald found that hundreds of inmates were being released early

On media freedom, United Nations plays by its own rules - Months of international crises raises the stakes for reporting on the UN, but investigative journalists remain without a right to information

Keep calm and write a headline worth reading - Ease up on the exaggerations because someday you may need those explosive adjectives when a truly big story lands


Adviser of high school paper that refused to use ‘Redskins’ suspended (Student Press Law Center)

“Amid a months-long battle with administrators for editorial control … the Playwickian’s faculty adviser was suspended for two days this week”

Apple’s ‘warrant canary’ disappears (GigaOm)

Apple included language in its first Transparency Report to say that it had not been subject to a Section 215 Patriot Act request. That language is now gone.

Trend Piece (New Yorker)

Buzzword, buzzword, buzzword. Isn’t the buzzword on your mind now? Perhaps it is on other people’s minds? Read on or you’ll be clueless, dated, and without any friends in the world. Buzzword again!

This Is How Joanna Coles Changed Cosmo (Refinery29)

The British reporter-turned-editor has made good on her promises to bring politics to the magazine, win some very big-deal journalism awards, and secure the most interesting exclusive interviews

Bloggingheads

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

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