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New Guinea Tribesman Sues New Yorker

The protagonist in Jared Diamond's 2008 New Yorker story, "Vengeance is Ours," is suing the magazine's publisher for $10 million,... More

Horn: Toot!

CJR's own Megan Garber has been named a finalist in the "Best Commentary, Digital" category for the third annual Mirror... More

Book, Cook by Twitter (But Don’t Solicit Interview Questions)

Today in Twitter: Gary Trudeau, who Twitters as a cartoon Fox News reporter, slams journalists who use Twitter to "solicit... More

The Smiling Somali Pirate

Linking to video of the Somali teenager accused of heading up the seizure of the Maersk Alabama arriving in New... More

NBC News’s Selective Pulitzer Reporting

Questions we asked ourselves here in our news meeting earlier: Does television news -- the nightly newscasts, for example-- (still)... More

Make mine…Someone Else’s?

The first issue of mine, that free (conceived and sponsored by Lexus) choose-your-own-content (from assorted Time Inc. publications) magazine arrived... More

Prized Journalists

Paul Giblin, one of a two-reporter team yesterday awarded a Pulitzer for local reporting for the East Valley Tribune (Mesa,... More

(Don’t) Follow Me!

Meghan McCain kicks off a Daily Beast column complaining about all the "creepy" people following her on Twitter (like Karl... More

Magic Wall And All

If you watch CNN, you know that since Obama's inauguration they've been trying to retain viewers with/heavily promoting (music! logo!)... More

‘Round The Water Cooler: Bono’s Column

Assorted CJR writers ponder Bono's second New York Times column: 1) Finally, a home for all those stray lyrics that... More

“Waiting To Be Told Things…”

...is what "the day of a typical White House correspondent consists [of], literally," writes Ana Marie Cox in a Washington... More

Sunday Morning: “Time Warp” or “Golden Age?”

Writing for CJR last week Charles Kaiser declared "Sunday show punditry" "stuck in a hopeless time warp." Kaiser's focus was... More

Bo Knows

Only a matter of time before Bo Obama "gets" that he's "famous" and starts acting vain and entitled like Stump... More

In Other Wednesday Protest News

Had your fill of news footage of Wednesday's Tea Party protesters? Be sure to check out the nytimes.com video of... More

Remember When “Nuts” Were Naughty?

Remember a time not long ago when "nuts" were really, truly in the news -- as in, a reporter could... More

“Strategy Session” Meets “The Pleasant Little Dog Story”

Recall what Megan wrote earlier about Bo Obama's arrival and how it brought out the worst in cable news impulses,... More

“Is Media Jingoism Fanning Indo-Pak Tensions?”

Indian and Pakistani journalists sat down in New Delhi today "for a session of unflinching self-scrutiny." (The headline to this... More

Journalism Online To The Rescue?

Behold: "a company that will quickly facilitate the ability of newspaper, magazine and online publishers to realize revenue from the... More

Today In “Spaghetti Ingenuity”

Yesterday, my colleague Megan bemoaned the glut of "wishful thinking-" type contributions to The Future of News Conversation, calling for... More

TMZ’s M.O. — and Bo

Time.com has a piece about how TMZ, "the usually Hollywood-focused follower of celebrity gossip and scandal"-- not Politico or The... More

How Forbes got to $475 million - That’s what a Hong Kong investor has agreed to pay for a firm that two years ago had trouble paying its rent

Are female journalists up to the job of a Jill Abramson interview? - Reporters avoid unflattering discussion about her firing

How to check if that viral video is true - Journalists don’t always verify user-generated content, so readers need to learn how to verify what they see online

The Grand Dame of Florida reporting has retired twice, but she’s still causing trouble - A conversation with the Tampa Bay Times’ Lucy Morgan

Brick by brick - After years of shrinking ambition at The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos has the paper thinking global domination


How to be a decent entertainment reporter (Eric Danton)

“Here’s how not to suck at it: Don’t write like an entertainment reporter”

A First Look update (First Look Media)

“[R]ather than immediately launching a large collection of digital ‘magazines’ based on strong, expert journalists with their own followings, as we imagined earlier, we’ll begin by building out the two we’ve started and then explore adding new ones as we learn”

The White House deploys minders to interviews all the time (WaPo)

“Almost every officially sanctioned exchange between reporters and the proverbial ‘senior administration officials’ is conducted in the presence of a press staffer”

The down-and-dirty history of TMZ (BuzzFeed)

“TMZ’s real engine — what defines its mission, what legitimizes it and sets it apart — is a unique and controversial mix of scandal mongering and investigative journalism”

Bloggingheads

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

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