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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

Stop trolling your readers - We know you’re only doing it for clicks

Des Moines Register prepares for a ‘very stressful’ newsroom restructuring - Editor Amalie Nash speaks on turnover, transformation, and a virtual reality adventure

PBS pulls ads from Harper’s Magazine after critical essay - Piece argues public broadcaster has fallen under the sway of political influence and outside money

Should all journalists be on Twitter? - Reasons to take up or forgo the 140-character platform

The Tennessean is borrowing reporters from other Gannett papers - Music columnist Peter Cooper is latest journalist to part ways with Nashville paper


How one reporter copes inside the ‘Ebola bubble’ (BuzzFeed)

“Bring gloves to give nurses you meet at clinics, even if you’re there for a story. Get small change to give to the kids who have been out of school for months and are selling ground nuts for pitiful sums on the side of road. Hell, give them candy. Violate all the principles of ostensibly good aid stewardship, because the good stewardship of the developed world didn’t get help here in time, and now everyone is dying around you.”

Fake news sites using Facebook to spread Ebola panic (The Verge)

“These sites claim to be satirical but lack even incompetent attempts at anything resembling humor”

How Ben Bradlee dealt with flacks (Washington Post)

“I would like to be sure that you understand that we trust our editors’ news judgement and that we distrust yours”

Ben Bradlee, 93 (WaPo)

“From the moment he took over The Post newsroom in 1965, Mr. Bradlee sought to create an important newspaper that would go far beyond the traditional model of a metropolitan daily”

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