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The New York Observer reporter talks about cracking the New York Times and Conde Nast, and getting linked by Romenesko.
By Liz Cox Barrett Jan 13, 2006 at 04:30 PM
Gabriel Sherman is a media reporter at the New York Observer, where he has covered Judith Miller's resignation from... More
Bloggers want to know: Were Martha-Ann Bomgardner’s tears during her Supreme Court nominee-husband’s confirmation hearings for real, or staged for effect?
By Liz Cox Barrett Jan 12, 2006 at 12:06 PM
Had Martha-Ann Bomgardner not begun to weep in the middle of her Supreme Court nominee-husband's confirmation hearings yesterday, we're not... More
The Alito nomination may fall low on the public’s list of priorities, but it’s tip-top on the list of many a blogger this week, proving once again that bloggers are not like regular people.
By Liz Cox Barrett Jan 11, 2006 at 12:56 PM
The Alito nomination may fall "low on the public's list of priorities," but it's tip-top on the list of many... More
The New York-named weeklies have some scary news for members of the media, and a Time reporter decides to practice “performance-enhanced journalism.”
By Liz Cox Barrett Jan 10, 2006 at 02:54 PM
In the event that members of the MSM were feeling at all optimistic at the start of this new year,... More
Media watchers ponder whether “kiddos” Elizabeth Vargas and Bob Woodruff have the requisite “gravitas” to carry ABC’s flagship newscast, which they began hosting Tuesday.
By Liz Cox Barrett Jan 6, 2006 at 10:44 AM
"Good luck, kiddo." So said Charles Gibson (the 62-year-old almost-anchor of ABC's "World News Tonight") to 43-year-old Elizabeth Vargas (who,... More
The New York Times grants sources anonymity because they don’t want to be mocked for “the sumptuousness of their lives.”
By Liz Cox Barrett Dec 28, 2005 at 08:30 AM
Our most recent award for Best Explanation for Why A Source Requested -- And Was Granted -- Anonymity in a... More
As day two of New York City transit strike dawned, newspapers were busily “flooding the zone.” But with every “flood” of coverage comes, of course, both high and low moments.
By Liz Cox Barrett Dec 21, 2005 at 02:58 PM
As day two of New York City transit strike dawned, the New York Times was not alone in "flooding the... More
“House party is over,” says CNN in a headline on its Web site. But if the party’s over, the Los Angeles TImesis the annoying guest who refuses to leave. So who’s right?
By Liz Cox Barrett Dec 8, 2005 at 07:01 PM
"House party is over," declared CNN in a headline on its Web site this morning, pointing to the UCLA Anderson... More
Last month, BusinessWeek loved baby boomers. This week, the magazine loves another demographic group — young people. But why, exactly, that’s worthy of a cover story, we’re not sure.
By Liz Cox Barrett Dec 7, 2005 at 06:09 PM
Last month, BusinessWeek loved baby boomers. We know this because it published a cover story called "Love Those Boomers!" There... More
By Liz Cox Barrett Dec 7, 2005 at 02:59 PM
Last week, the Washington Times did some war reporting -- on the "War on Christmas," that is. Today, DC's other... More
Stan Tiner on Calling for Help in a Headline, Editing the Daily Disappointment, and Forming a “Newsroom Trust”
By Liz Cox Barrett Dec 2, 2005 at 01:09 PM
Stan Tiner Stan Tiner has been the executive editor and vice president of the Sun Herald in Biloxi, Mississippi... More
In honor of our newest section, The Audit, we’ll kick off today’s Blog Report with a look at a couple of bloggers’ beefs with business reporting.
By Liz Cox Barrett Nov 30, 2005 at 03:37 PM
In honor of our newest section, The Audit, we'll kick off today's Blog Report with a look at a couple... More
News that the FDA and the CDC will next convene a “scientific meeting” to discuss the deaths of four California women who died several days after taking Mifeprex gets buried by partisan “he said / she said.”
By Liz Cox Barrett Nov 23, 2005 at 03:18 PM
What's news: early next year the FDA and the CDC will next convene a "scientific meeting" to discuss the "medical... More
It was a mixed blessing for cable news yesterday when a corporate jet in Oregon developed landing gear troubles soon after takeoff. The upside: dramatic live coverage sure to draw viewers — almost like a police chase in the sky! The downside: lots of airtime to fill.
By Liz Cox Barrett Nov 22, 2005 at 07:36 PM
It was a mixed blessing for cable news yesterday when a corporate jet in Oregon developed landing gear troubles soon... 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
Email blasts from CJR writers and editors
“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.”
“The correspondent retelling war stories surely knows that fellow correspondents had faced the same dangers or worse”
“In the media, we eat our own for sport”
“‘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”
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.
Hey millionaire tech bros: Have patience with the editorial process – Chris Hughes probably wanted to enable great journalism at first. Then the dust settled and before you know it, he’s shaking everything up again