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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
Why won’t journalists ask Bill Cosby the tough questions? - Sexual assault charges are hardly ever mentioned to the TV star
Knoxville’s alt-weekly wasn’t losing money. It got shut down anyway - Scripps pulls the plug on Metro Pulse in favor of an entertainment supplement for the local daily
Chuck Todd’s Obama book says more about the author than it does about the president - ‘The Stranger’ underscores a broader problem with the way we cover politics
Beware labeling Pope Francis a liberal - Political boxes like liberal/conservative and evolutionist/creationist miss his real significance
The Virginian-Pilot produces a breakthrough investigation amid layoffs - Reporter John Holland discusses how the story came together, newsroom cutbacks, and colleagues who cover for each other
Email blasts from CJR writers and editors
“[I]n spite of all the good reasons not to use the phrase, it is still very easy to find in the US press, even in headlines”
“Right now, my immediate plan is to go to work as a lay therapist at The Intercept to bring the healing there so John Cook and Matt Taibbi can return. I have great interpersonal skills.”
“Like the US drone program itself, this deceitful media practice continues unabated”
“The organization’s board of directors decided that UNITY will no longer host the quadrennial conferences for which it had become known”
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.