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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

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


How to be a decent entertainment reporter (Eric Danton)

“Here’s how not to suck at it: Don’t write like an entertainment reporter”

A First Look update (First Look Media)

“[R]ather than immediately launching a large collection of digital ‘magazines’ based on strong, expert journalists with their own followings, as we imagined earlier, we’ll begin by building out the two we’ve started and then explore adding new ones as we learn”

The White House deploys minders to interviews all the time (WaPo)

“Almost every officially sanctioned exchange between reporters and the proverbial ‘senior administration officials’ is conducted in the presence of a press staffer”

The down-and-dirty history of TMZ (BuzzFeed)

“TMZ’s real engine — what defines its mission, what legitimizes it and sets it apart — is a unique and controversial mix of scandal mongering and investigative journalism”

Bloggingheads

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

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