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Some of the organizations targeted for scrutiny by the IRS actually deserve scrutiny—a nuance that is getting lost
By Mariah Blake May 22, 2013 at 11:40 AM
Just about everyone in Washington agrees that the IRS's blanket targeting of Tea Party groups by keying on words in... More
By Mariah Blake Mar 25, 2013 at 03:15 PM
In some ways, the Torrington, CT case that ricocheted through the press last week looks a lot like the ugly... More
In the Menendez affair, ABC News is looking better and better for having stepped away from a story that the Daily Caller is still trying to flog
By Mariah Blake Mar 5, 2013 at 04:27 PM
For the last two months, the press has been rehashing allegations that Senator Robert Menendez slept with prostitutes, some... More
On the Sen. Menendez story, flimsy prostitution claims vs. stronger allegations of influence-peddling. Guess which gets more play?
By Mariah Blake Mar 4, 2013 at 03:30 PM
Update, 3/4, 7:15 pm: Less than two hours after this article was posted, The Washington Post published a story on... More
By Mariah Blake Feb 21, 2013 at 03:00 PM
Over the last two years, political reporters have shined a glaring spotlight on super PACs and their funders. Just ask... More
John Solomon had grand plans for the digital future of the Center for Public Integrity. But there was always a catch…
By Mariah Blake Jul 9, 2012 at 11:00 AM
When John Solomon took over as executive editor of The Washington Times in 2008, the conservative daily had long... More
By Mariah Blake Jan 27, 2012 at 02:39 PM
In April 2004, a former U.S. Special Forces soldier named Jonathan Keith Idema started shopping a sizzling story to the... More
A new online environment and energy energy site is tainted with conflicts of interest among its anchors and executives
By Mariah Blake Jan 28, 2009 at 10:36 AM
In many ways, CleanSkies.tv, an online outfit offering “energy and environmental news, information, discussion, and commentary,” resembles other TV news... More
By Mariah Blake Jul 1, 2008 at 09:00 AM
Even in this era of editorial reinvention, few media outlets have remade themselves as completely as the legendary German-language newspaper... More
By Mariah Blake Oct 11, 2007 at 09:00 AM
One of the biggest scandals to engulf the British press since princess Diana’s death began with a trivial bit of... More
In Germany it can be difficult to tell a journalist from a spy, as the story of one German reporter shows all too well.
By Mariah Blake Aug 30, 2006 at 12:11 PM
Weilheim is a cozy Bavarian village, where geraniums drip from window boxes and onion-domed churches and Alpine chateaus line the... More
‘See you on the other side’ - Meet Jessica Lum, a terminally ill 25-year-old who chose to spend what little time she had practicing journalism
#Realtalk: This is the best moment to be in journalism - The old stuff isn’t coming back, but that’s okay
Streams of consciousness - Millennials expect a steady diet of quick-hit, social-media-mediated bits and bytes. What does that mean for journalism?
Sticking with the truth - How ‘balanced’ coverage helped sustain the bogus claim that childhood vaccines can cause autism
An ink-stained stretch - Can Aaron Kushner save the Orange County Register—and the newspaper industry?
Inside Google’s secret lab
We might deplore the practice, but posting pictures of our food online is a way to bring everyone to the table
“Every time the restaurant switched up its format, it got plenty of accompanying media coverage that let judges know they needed to return to see what was going on”
David Foster Wallace’s 2005 Kenyon commencement speech as a short film
Who Owns What
A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Questions and exercises for journalism students.