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Some newspaper columnists chronicle appalling injustices in faraway places. Others find them right under their noses.
By Liz Cox Barrett Jun 27, 2006 at 02:43 PM
Some newspaper columnists chronicle appalling injustices in faraway places. Others find them right under their noses. On Friday, the Wall... More
Male nannies are the “hot new thing” — at least among the nation’s reporters, who have lately produced a crop of thinly-reported trend-chasing pieces on the subject.
By Liz Cox Barrett Jun 21, 2006 at 10:55 AM
According to Foxnews.com's Michael Y. Park yesterday, male nannies (aka, mannies) are the "hot new thing" -- there is a... More
Pundits and reporters are asking whether President Bush is at a “turning point” - and when a question gets asked often enough, before long the question mark is dropped entirely and a narrative is born.
By Liz Cox Barrett Jun 15, 2006 at 10:24 AM
Tide turning. On a roll. Turning point. Resurgence. Turnaround. Bounce. Pendulum swinging. Bump. However they choose to phrase it (and... More
Money, as they say, truly can’t buy taste. Power? Yes. The awe of financial reporters? In some cases, yes. Perspective or self-awareness? Nope.
By Liz Cox Barrett Jun 9, 2006 at 03:50 PM
This month, along with a cover story on Sandra Bullock's married life and Christopher Hitchens' "Oral History of the Blow... More
Perhaps it’s a good thing teenagers these days aren’t reading newspapers - it can be confusing enough as it is to be 17 or 18.
By Liz Cox Barrett Jun 8, 2006 at 12:00 PM
Perhaps it's a good thing teenagers these days aren't reading newspapers -- it can be confusing enough as it is... More
What is there to say about a publication which was announced last August but won’t appear on newsstands until late April 2007? Apparently plenty.
By Liz Cox Barrett Jun 6, 2006 at 05:45 PM
Kudos to the people behind the rollout of Condé Nast's new business magazine for landing a friendly 1457-word piece on... More
The PBS anchor discusses his upcoming special featuring Ben Bradlee, the importance of public discourse and how to handle untruths from politicians.
By Liz Cox Barrett Jun 2, 2006 at 05:32 PM
Ben Bradlee and Jim Lehrer Jim Lehrer is the executive editor and anchor of PBS' The NewsHour with Jim... More
Network news blogs bring us political prognostications, facts about obtaining press credentials in Caracas, and happy birthday wishes for a network news blog.
By Liz Cox Barrett Jun 1, 2006 at 05:03 PM
May 31, 2006 may forever be known at NBC, and around the world, as Katie's Last Day. But all the... More
By Liz Cox Barrett May 31, 2006 at 01:44 PM
On this, Katie's Last Day!, Ms. Couric is receiving shout-outs from all over the 'sphere -- some syrupy, some surly,... More
By Liz Cox Barrett May 30, 2006 at 02:48 PM
It's not often that we have to wait 20 years for a correction, but this is one of those times.... More
As the nation waited to hear the outcome of the Enron trial, television news hosts struggled to fill empty airtime.
By Liz Cox Barrett May 26, 2006 at 01:37 PM
Word came late yesterday morning that the Enron verdict would be announced at noon -- just the sort of biding-time,... More
As you read this, experts are hard at work studying the brains of people suffering from myriad ills, from Alzheimer’s to dyslexia … to, apparently, political passion.
By Liz Cox Barrett May 24, 2006 at 02:04 PM
As you read this, experts are hard at work studying the brains of people suffering from myriad ills, from Alzheimer's... More
What’s a political reporter to do when the presidential primaries are nearly two years away? Why, hand out meaningless titles, like “The Un-Hillary”!
By Liz Cox Barrett May 24, 2006 at 12:09 PM
There is, as is sometimes the case, a certain familiarity to the front of this week's New York magazine. The... More
The blogosphere is busy dissecting the media’s (mis)handling of the immigration debate — and in most cases, amnesty is not being offered.
By Liz Cox Barrett May 18, 2006 at 02:30 PM
The blogosphere is busy dissecting the media's (mis)handling of the immigration debate -- and in most cases, amnesty is not... More
On Wednesday, Tony Snow did William Ginsburg one better, appearing (or appearing to appear) on all three network morning shows at the same time.
By Liz Cox Barrett May 18, 2006 at 10:48 AM
You've heard of a "Full Ginsburg" (that is, when one guest appears back-to-back on a single day on each of... More
Disappointing Deadspin - It broke the Manti Te’o story, but then stopped reporting and resumed trashing
Fox News not outraged by retailers’ War on Thanksgiving - As giant stores commercialize the last holdout, Bill O’Reilly & Co. shrug
A bogus NY Post piece sets off a frenzy - Serious problems with column alleging Census rigged unemployment for Obama
GoldieBlox picks an unfair fight with the Beastie Boys - A dismal press performance on a clear case of aggressive copyright infringement
BuzzFeed’s all-positive books section - It doesn’t make sense to pledge positivity if your aim is to provide readers with critics’ takes on new books. It makes more sense if your aim is to cultivate a thriving community.
Email blasts from CJR writers and editors
In magnificent defense of snark
An obituary for a small-town newspaper
Interesting look at the economics of a shadowy part of the publishing industry
The woes of BuzzFeed’s new books editor
Timelapse of a photo-realistic painting of the actor being done on an iPad
Who Owns What
A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Questions and exercises for journalism students.