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Bloggers discuss press performance in Iraq (and CNN’s panel discussion on press performance in Iraq) and anticipate the demise of (almost) all media.
By Liz Cox Barrett Mar 23, 2006 at 01:23 PM
For the past two nights on "Anderson Cooper 360º," CNN's Cooper has convened a panel to discuss press performance in... More
Blogs weigh in on the relative success of President Bush’s press conference and the media’s distortions of the record of the Liberty University debate team.
By Liz Cox Barrett Mar 22, 2006 at 02:35 PM
President Bush threw caution to the wind during yesterday's press conference and took a question from Hearst News columnist Helen... More
Newsweek marks the third anniversary of the invasion of Iraq with a cover story marking the 150th anniversary of the birth of Sigmund Freud, while Time makes a play for worried parents (again).
By Liz Cox Barrett Mar 21, 2006 at 01:49 PM
This past Sunday marked the third anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. Six weeks and four days from now marks... More
While bloggers take on every story in sight, the paper itself goes blog wild, debuting two new ones.
By Liz Cox Barrett Mar 16, 2006 at 02:58 PM
Today is a day like every other in the blogosphere. That is to say: it's Trash the New York Times... More
Bloggers react to the Mark Warner New York Times Magazine cover photo, to the related Times “correction” and to the hang-ups of the reporter who wrote the accompanying profile.
By Liz Cox Barrett Mar 15, 2006 at 12:57 PM
If you're a one-term governor pondering a run for president against a well-known senator with a colossal war chest and... More
The press asks the all-important question: Can a Mormon be elected president in an age when a TV series about polygamy follows “The Sopranos” in HBO’s Sunday lineup?
By Liz Cox Barrett Mar 15, 2006 at 09:04 AM
Bostonians are not to be blamed if they failed to read beyond the following lede in Tuesday's Boston Herald: "Mitt... More
Asquith discusses the trials of freelancing in Iraq (which she did in 2003 and 2004) and her new book about the challenges of being a rookie teacher in a poor public school (which she was in 1999).
By Liz Cox Barrett Mar 10, 2006 at 05:35 PM
Jack FairweatherChristina Asquith, a former Philadelphia Inquirer reporter, has 10 years of experience as an investigative journalist covering education... More
While editorial boards at newspapers of assorted sizes in assorted states went on record with a view of some sort on the high-profile doings of the South Dakota state government, the editorial page of South Dakota’s major newspaper sat it out — and offered a lame explanation for its silence.
By Liz Cox Barrett Mar 9, 2006 at 03:33 PM
On Monday, the governor of South Dakota signed a bill banning all abortions except in cases where a woman's life... More
Articles in the New York Times and the New York Observer reveal: the MSM no longer has a monopoly on reprinting press releases from PR people … because there are blogs now.
By Liz Cox Barrett Mar 9, 2006 at 11:40 AM
It must have stung a little, what Richard W. Edelman, president and chief executive of the public relations firm bearing... More
The press has taken on some hard-hitting stories this week, from the cleanliness of the president’s desk to Condi’s workout program.
By Liz Cox Barrett Mar 1, 2006 at 05:01 PM
The beauty of mainstream journalists hopping on the blogging bandwagon -- if there is beauty to be had -- is... More
Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Roger W. Ferguson Jr. resigned Wednesday. So, what does it all mean? That depends on which news source you’re reading or watching.
By Liz Cox Barrett Feb 24, 2006 at 10:22 AM
Roger W. Ferguson Jr., the vice chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, resigned Wednesday. So, what does it all mean?... More
By Liz Cox Barrett Feb 22, 2006 at 12:35 PM
When it comes to inane career advice, it's a buyer's market. You can't crack (or click on) a business publication... More
The Washington Post ‘s Olympics blogger chats about the convivial atmosphere at the Games’ Media Center, the questionable importance of curling, and his Cheese Lovers Newsletter.
By Liz Cox Barrett Feb 17, 2006 at 05:00 PM
Courtesy Washington Post Dan Steinberg is blogging about the 2006 Winter Games for the WashingtonPost.com. Steinberg described the blog,... More
We set out to write a Blog Report free of any mentions of the Cheney Hunting Incident. Alas, the blogosphere refused to play along.
By Liz Cox Barrett Feb 16, 2006 at 01:44 PM
Our aim was true. We set out to write a Blog Report free of any mentions of the Cheney Hunting... More
Forget about Harry Whittington’s assorted injuries - bloggers want talk about the enormous purple shiner the MSM is allegedly sporting.
By Liz Cox Barrett Feb 15, 2006 at 02:06 PM
Forget about Harry Whittington's assorted injuries, let's talk about the enormous purple shiner the MSM is sporting! It's "another black... More
Who cares if it’s true? - Modern-day newsrooms reconsider their values
What Is Russia Today? - The Kremlin’s propaganda outlet has an identity crisis
And from the left…Fox News - There’s more to Fox News’ strategy of hiring liberals than creating a public boxing match
Why Skype isn’t safe for journalists - Here are some alternatives for secure voice calls to use instead
Placing a bet on USA Today - Gannett has long felt the television model could translate into print. Now it’s using its flagship paper to double down on that idea.
Email blasts from CJR writers and editors
The politicizing of 9/11 wreckage
“Our research found that black boys can be seen as responsible for their actions at an age when white boys still benefit from the assumption that children are essentially innocent”
Can you tell the between content created by a software program and news written by a flesh-and-blood journalist?
The New York Times’ replacement for Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight
“Is it going to be hard in two years when you are no longer President and people stop letting you win at basketball?”
Who Owns What
A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Questions and exercises for journalism students.