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AP Lifts Military Photo Ban

DoD will “avoid distributing altered images to the news media”

The Associated Press has lifted its week-old ban on using military-issued photographs after the Pentagon “assured the news cooperative that... More

AP Decries Army Photoshopping

AP bans Defense-issued photographs

Late Friday night, the Associated Press published an article discussing the digitally altered photos of Gen. Ann E. Dunwoody that... More

Photoshop, Part III

Army Photoshops photographs again, apparently

This afternoon, CJR received a tip from Deputy Director of Photography at the San-Antonio Express-News, Bob Owen, alerting us to... More

A Little Something for Your Trouble

Buyout packages at papers around the country

Since January 2007, as the shrinking of our newsrooms continued apace, some 2,700 journalists accepted buyouts and moved on. Here... More

Newspapers Just Want To Be Loved

In the wake of Barack Obama’s victory in Tuesday's presidential election, people across the country rushed, in record numbers, to... More

Stop The Presses!

The L.A. Times stands by a deal with a source, democracy hangs in the balance

The McCain campaign’s latest attempt to portray the press as liberal puppets of Barack Obama—by painting the Los Angeles Times’s... More

Reporting on the Endgame

AP and Dallas Morning News successfully cover candidates’ closing statements

As E-Day creeps closer, the political press seems to be a bit confused as to how to handle these last... More

Endorsements Out Of Ohio

Four newspapers in the battleground state of Ohio endorsed Barack Obama's candidacy this weekend, raising his total Ohio endorsement count... More

Talking Shop: Carla Savalli

Spokesman-Review AME on why she quit, and why people will eventually pay good money to read newspapers

Last Thursday, Steven A. Smith resigned as editor of The Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Washington, after he was ordered by his... More

Comparing The Bailout Headlines

“Chaos” and “defiance” rule the day

Here’s a look at a few headlines from this morning that stood out to us. Some strayed from the more... More

More On Those Photoshopped Soldiers

They were shot by one of their own

According to a September 22 article in the Army Times, the two soldiers whose photos were doctored by the U.S.... More

Couric, Gaffe-Ignorer?

Early this week, McCain and his legion of loyal supporters reveled at yet another one of Senator Biden’s blunders after... More

What Can You Buy For $700 Billion?

The world’s largest gumball, for one

While Secretary of State Hank Paulson pushes for the government to issue a $700 billion bailout, most of us in... More

Media’s Unemployment Stats Inaccurate?

Let’s get our definitions straight

As conditions in the economy continue to worsen, it can only be expected that unemployment rates, especially here in NYC... More

Army Alters Photographs, Issues Them To AP

AP issues photo eliminations on the images

The Associated Press retracted two government-issued photographs last night after a photographer in Texas alerted the agency that the... More

All Together Now (II)

When the San Diego Union-Tribune went on sale in July 2008, veteran investigative reporter Lorie Hearn worried about the future... More

The Tea Party is timeless - Richard Hofstadter’s Anti-Intellectualism In American Life reviewed

How misinformation goes viral: a Truthy story - Conservative media’s reaction to an Indiana University project shows how shoddy information can quickly become an online narrative

Do you know Elise Andrew? - The creator of the Facebook page “I fucking love science” is journalism’s first self-made brand

Goodbye and good luck to all of us - Dean Starkman on leaving CJR

When quitting goes viral - Thanks to social media, resignations get a global audience


Trend Piece (New Yorker)

Buzzword, buzzword, buzzword. Isn’t the buzzword on your mind now? Perhaps it is on other people’s minds? Read on or you’ll be clueless, dated, and without any friends in the world. Buzzword again!

This Is How Joanna Coles Changed Cosmo (Refinery29)

The British reporter-turned-editor has made good on her promises to bring politics to the magazine, win some very big-deal journalism awards, and secure the most interesting exclusive interviews

Awareness, #Awareness, and Ray Rice (The Classical)

The coverage of Ray Rice’s punch is not translating into offering information on domestic violence

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