Tuesday, September 02, 2014. Last Update: Tue 3:20 PM EST

Author Archive

Articles by Megan Garber | Email the Author

Twittering the Talk: Jen Preston, NYT Social Media Editor

For the next hour or so, Jen Preston--social media editor of The New York Times--will be speaking at Columbia's J-School.... More

CNN Is Last in Prime Time (And It’s All Anderson Cooper’s Fault!)

Let the hand-wringing begin: CNN--the cable news network oft cited, rightly or wrongly, for playing news pretty much 'straight down... More

“There Are Breasty Turkeys, There Are Flat-Chested Turkeys…”

Talk about fowl being fair. In today's New York Times, Food & Wine editor Dana Cowin gives us the behind-the-scenes... More

Letters to a Young Opinionist

"As Thomas Jefferson once famously said, 'So-called global warming is just a giant wad of liberal crap.'" So writes Gene... More

CNN.com Gets a Redesign

Their content itself is vastly--vastly--different. But, online, it's becoming increasingly difficult to tell the difference between cable TV outlets...and their... More

Because It Is Friday

Meet Michael Jones, the guy who has the name of the St. Paul Pioneer Press tattooed across his forehead. The... More

Kind of Like George Washington Joining MoveOn.org…

That great sonic boom you might have heard yesterday evening? It wasn't a space shuttle re-entering the earth's atmosphere, or... More

Cosmo…Not?

More from the annals of unironic-but-on-the-other-hand-immensely-ironic Media Outlet Self-Parody: This is, to be clear, the actual cover of the actual... More

Video: Jim O’Shea Discusses the Chicago News Cooperative

After yesterday's announcement of the Chicago News Cooperative--and of the new network's deal to share content with The New York... More

“Who’s Hotter? (PHOTOS)”

Guess which news outlet produced the following headline: "Marge Simpson's Playboy Vs. Other Playboy Cover Models: Who's Hotter? (PHOTOS)"? Yes.... More

Ladies and Gentlemen…the White House Press Corps

Last week, I wrote about Karaoke in the Capitol, the Spectacular Spectacular which promised to be--in addition to 'glad-handing power... More

Another Green Jobs Initiative, Nipped in the Bud?

Talk about a high response rate. Westword editor Patricia Calhoun describes the onslaught--of resumes and media attention--that followed after the... More

Say Hello to…The Chicago News Cooperative

While there's much disagreement about the future of news--what it should look like, whom it should cater to, how it... More

“If I want to learn about the indignities suffered by radical Muslims, I know where to look.”

David Rohde: reporter, former captive...and Taliban sympathizer? In a section in her New York Post column entitled "Read it in... More

End of the Rhode

The final installment of New York Times reporter David Rohde's gripping story of his captivity with the Taliban--in which he... More

Q&A: An Apple critic with plenty to say - John Siracusa’s legendary - and lengthy - Apple reviews reach their 15th year

Why one editor won’t run any more op-eds by the Heritage Foundation’s top economist - A reply to Paul Krugman on state taxes and job growth made some incorrect claims

4 topics John Oliver explained more clearly than television news - The political satirist brings explainer comedy to HBO viewers

Michael Brown shooting and the crimes journalists choose as newsworthy - Examining why black suspects are covered at a greater proportion than they commit crimes

GOP-backed fake news sites target Dems in congressional races - - Unlike The Onion and other satire sites, the goal is to fool voters, not make them laugh


New WaPo publisher (WaPo)

The departure of Katharine Weymouth ends eight decades of Graham family leadership

The impact of watching executions (PSmag)

“[E]xecutions, even for people who support capital punishment, and even when the criminals being put to death evoke little personal sympathy because of the nature of their crimes, take a toll on witnesses”

Times of India demands employee social media passwords (Quartz)

The company will possess log-in information and will be free to post any material to the account without journalists’ knowledge

Reconnecting with a story source, 17 years later (Hartford Courant)

“People who say reporters exploit people? You are right, we do. We parachute into people’s lives, sidle up, convince them that we care — and then disengage when the story is over. But that doesn’t mean we don’t connect, in a genuine way.”

Bloggingheads

Greg Marx discusses democracy and news with Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute

  • If you like the magazine, get the rest of the year for just $19.95 (6 issues in all).
  • If not, simply write cancel on the bill and return it. You will owe nothing.

Who Owns What

The Business of Digital Journalism

A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

Study Guides

Questions and exercises for journalism students.