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AOL and Its Algorithm

The company is hiring hundreds of journalists. What will they produce?

“Are you a passionate and entrepreneurial online journalist? Want to be part of a dynamic and innovative team of journalists,... More

After the Storm

What happens to the journalists who get pushed out of their newsrooms?

As of early June, Paper Cuts, a blog that keeps track of announced buyouts and layoffs at newspapers, counted a... More

Can Local Television Afford Investigations?

A Texas station makes the calculation

In the predawn hours of October 16, 2006, the home of Benny and Martha Cryer exploded. They had lived in... More

More Network News Employees Out of the Picture

News analysts react to the ABC News cuts

The relentless drumbeat of job loss across the media industry pounded at ABC News Tuesday afternoon with word that as... More

Less Is Not More

Why do newspapers alienate their most loyal readers?

When my son’s first college roommate turned out to be from Chicago, I was delighted. His family had long subscribed... More

AOL’s Assembly Line

Journalism is finally widgetized

AOL’s new high-tech method of mass-producing news and other online content raises some interesting questions. The new approach, which will... More

The Dangers of Disaster Reporting

A job that’s fraught with professional and emotional pitfalls

By now, members of the national press have descended on Fort Hood, Texas to tell the story of the worst... More

A Step Too Far?

The Los Angeles Times provoked gasps last April when it took the once-controversial idea of front page advertising one misstep... More

Why Obama’s statement on reporters’ arrests in Ferguson is hypocritical - The president defends reporters in Ferguson, but demands compliance from James Risen

Apple can’t hide from a 20-year-old reporter - The University of Michigan student gets behind the tech titan’s newest products

Finding James Foley - This 2013 story takes a look at GlobalPost’s search for the photojournalist

Gannett cribs from Advance Publications playbook for struggling newspapers - Staff compete for fewer jobs; ‘readers become the assignment editor’

First Look runs headlong into journalism’s two big problems - Growing pains at the Omidyar/Greenwald venture


Tour guide wars at a Paris cemetery (WSJ)

“Because dead men tell no tales, visitors to Père Lachaise cemetery lend their ears to Bertrand Beyern”

Last call (Medium)

“The death of newspapers is sad, but the threatened loss of journalistic talent is catastrophic. If that’s you, it’s time to learn something outside the production routine of your current job.”

Maureen Dowd on James Risen (NYT)

“Risen may be trapped in Ibsen, but Obama is channeling Orwell”

Preparing yourself to cover chaos (Medium)

“There are things you should know before you show up, and you’re not going to find them in the current news cycle”

Bloggingheads

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

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Who Owns What

The Business of Digital Journalism

A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

Study Guides

Questions and exercises for journalism students.