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On week one, the network looked solid. Nothing to gasp at. But what constitutes success in the long run for AJAM?
By Lawrence Pintak Aug 26, 2013 at 11:32 AM
Al Jazeera joined the American TV lineup last week with minimal damage to the republic. There was no sign of... More
By Lawrence Pintak May 3, 2013 at 02:52 PM
Indonesia remains a nation in flux. So, too, its journalism. Fifteen years after the country's long-time strongman and president,... More
By Lawrence Pintak Oct 10, 2012 at 11:47 AM
Over the final month of the campaign, CJR will run a series of posts under the headline “Ask Obama This”... More
By Lawrence Pintak Oct 27, 2011 at 02:11 PM
The young Iranian prisoner was no more than fourteen, still caked with a thick layer of dust from the battlefield.... More
By Lawrence Pintak May 5, 2011 at 08:30 AM
[This is a sidebar article to the May/June 2011 cover story, "Breathing Room: Toward a new Arab media," which you... More
By Lawrence Pintak Jan 21, 2009 at 09:09 AM
CAIRO – In television terms, Gaza has been déjà vu all over again. U.S. television has been dominated by talking... More
Egypt this week pulled the plug on Al-Zawraa — but viewers who still want their fix of anti-American mayhem can continue to watch the channel’s offerings.
By Lawrence Pintak Feb 28, 2007 at 01:44 PM
Egypt this week pulled the plug on Al-Zawraa, the controversial channel controlled by Iraq's Sunni insurgency, but it is still... More
A controversial TV channel that is the voice of Iraq’s anti-American insurgents tries to open another front in the propaganda war against the U.S. — in the U.S.
By Lawrence Pintak Jan 10, 2007 at 10:01 AM
A controversial TV channel that is the voice of Iraq's anti-American insurgents looks set to open another front in the... More
Sunni-Shia power politics and U.S.-Egyptian relations are at the center of a dispute over a satellite television station that is the latest weapon in the arsenal of Iraq’s insurgents.
By Lawrence Pintak Jan 4, 2007 at 02:07 PM
Sunni-Shia power politics and U.S.-Egyptian relations are at the center of a dispute over a satellite television station that is... More
With its coverage of an assassination in Lebanon, Al-Jazeera English showed signs of finding its footing after an uncertain first week.
By Lawrence Pintak Nov 30, 2006 at 12:00 PM
Bad news is often good news for journalists. Last week's assassination of Lebanese opposition leader Pierre Gemayel may have been... More
On the news broadcasts of the Arab world’s dominant all-news channels this summer, polarizing language was rarely heard.
By Lawrence Pintak Aug 22, 2006 at 12:32 PM
The summer of 2006 marked an important milestone for Arab media. Israel and Hezbollah were locked in a bitter conflict... More
The pen may be “mightier than the sword,” but in recent years, the sword has left a trail of spilled ink - and blood. It is time for an international law banning targeted attacks on the media.
By Lawrence Pintak Aug 1, 2006 at 02:06 PM
After the carnage of this past weekend in the Middle East, two previous incidents seemed to fade into insignificance --... More
As the conflict between Israel and Lebanon plays out, U.S. cable television has given us coverage that has seemed as much a fantasy as Disneyland’s Space Mountain.
By Lawrence Pintak Jul 21, 2006 at 01:46 PM
Napa Valley, Calif. -- As someone who lives and breathes Middle East politics and media, I have had the bizarre... 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
Email blasts from CJR writers and editors
“Amid a months-long battle with administrators for editorial control … the Playwickian’s faculty adviser was suspended for two days this week”
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.
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!
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
Greg Marx discusses democracy and news with Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute
Who Owns What
A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Questions and exercises for journalism students.