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By Maura R. O'Connor Oct 5, 2011 at 08:03 PM
NEW YORK, NEW YORK— In July 2011, New York City's beaches and rivers were closed to recreational use for five... More
By Maura R. O'Connor Aug 12, 2011 at 12:54 PM
ASPEN, COLORADO — Aspen is one of the few small cities in America that has competing daily newspapers--the Aspen Daily... More
By Maura R. O'Connor Aug 1, 2011 at 11:53 AM
PELHAM, NEW YORK — Jeanne Pinder had a storied career in print journalism: she was born into a newspaper family... More
By Maura R. O'Connor Jul 26, 2011 at 08:20 AM
ROCHESTER, NEW YORK — Fifty years ago the economy of upstate New York was rooted in industry and manufacturing, but... More
By Maura R. O'Connor Jul 18, 2011 at 04:18 PM
WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA — Launched in 1998, E&E Publishing started with six employees producing high-priced subscription energy policy coverage... More
By Maura R. O'Connor Jan 12, 2012 at 01:04 PM
Fifteen miles north of the National Palace in Port au Prince, along Haiti’s azure coastline, is a place called Titanyen.... More
By Maura R. O'Connor May 5, 2011 at 12:59 PM
When Erik Smith accepted a one-year posting to Afghanistan as a United States Agency for International Development (USAID) official working... More
By Maura R. O'Connor Nov 19, 2010 at 11:22 AM
Last month I was reporting a story on the opening of a mango warehouse in Haiti’s countryside when a fellow... More
By Maura R. O'Connor Jul 2, 2010 at 09:55 AM
In terms of its emotional, psychological, and spiritual impact on South Africans, the World Cup has been repeatedly compared in... 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?
What to make of the 28-year-old columnist’s contempt for the GOP—and its would-be reformers
Dowd and Fournier and countless others who have launched similar complaints are asking, “Why aren’t we getting what we were promised?”
What do news publications need to do to adapt to digital? Any publication you see doing it really well?
Wolf Blitzer and other journalists should leave God out of natural disasters
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.