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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

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Realtime tips on how not to report a shooting

As journalists started covering chaos at the Empire State Building on social media, some started covering the coverage

After a lone gunman allegedly killed a former colleague in the vicinity of New York's Empire State Building on Friday... More

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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

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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