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It’s that time of year again, when business reporters remind us how much they have in common with their red carpet-pacing peers from the celebrity rags.
By Liz Cox Barrett Jul 14, 2006 at 12:02 PM
It's that time of year again, when business reporters remind us how much they have in common with their red... More
Politicians aren’t the only ones hanging on to the blogosphere’s every word these days, in awe of what they see as bloggers’ vast influence and clout. Reporters are doing it, too.
By Liz Cox Barrett Jul 12, 2006 at 02:35 PM
Politicians aren't the only ones hanging on to the blogosphere's every word these days, in awe of what they see... More
The Orlando Sentinel columnist talks about investigative sports reporting, celebrity ride-alongs and about being the only black female sports columnist in America.
By Liz Cox Barrett Jul 7, 2006 at 05:14 PM
Jemele Hill Jemele Hill, 30, is a sports columnist for the Orlando Sentinel, where she has worked since February... More
The death of former Enron CEO Kenneth Lay sparked plenty of blogofication - about the death itself, the White House press secretary’s reaction to it and the media’s treatment of it.
By Liz Cox Barrett Jul 6, 2006 at 01:41 PM
The death yesterday of former Enron CEO Kenneth Lay sparked plenty of blogofication -- about the death itself, about the... More
Time tells us “How Your Siblings Make You Who You Are,” while The New Yorker looks at offensives against both Iran and the media.
By Liz Cox Barrett Jul 5, 2006 at 01:30 PM
You are no doubt still thumbing through last week's ad-thick double issues of Newsweek, New York and U.S. News.... More
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
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
Email blasts from CJR writers and editors
“Here’s how not to suck at it: Don’t write like an entertainment reporter”
“[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”
“Almost every officially sanctioned exchange between reporters and the proverbial ‘senior administration officials’ is conducted in the presence of a press staffer”
“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”
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.