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  1. The Research Report

    What Journalism Can’t Do

    October 4, 2007 09:00 AM

    Suppose you volunteer to participate in a psychological experiment. You answer a set of questions and receive a small cash payment in return. As you are leaving the lab, you are handed an envelope from Save the Children and... Continue reading

  2. The Research Report

    The Good-Citizen Quiz

    August 7, 2007 08:30 AM

    At least three misjudgments are common around American Independence Day: thinking one’s feet are faster than the fuse on a bottle rocket, believing there’s always room for one more “freedom dog,” and hailing the colonial past as a civic golden... Continue reading

  3. The Research Report

    When Does the White House Watchdog Bark?

    June 26, 2007 08:30 PM

    The veteran UPI correspondent Helen Thomas, recently dislodged from the front row of the remodeled press briefing room, has seen a lot in her forty-six years covering the White House. The octogenarian’s tenure has spanned nine presidents and two... Continue reading

  4. The Research Report

    A Long View of Layoffs

    March 1, 2007 08:30 AM

    The present wave of cost- cutting, job-eliminating, and bureau-closing is just one reason journalism is widely believed to be an industry in crisis. But a pair of university studies concerning the profession’s past and future may slightly temper fears... Continue reading

  5. The Research Report

    The Limits of Live

    January 1, 2007 08:30 AM

    Two recent studies, one American and one British, indict TV news for its growing emphasis on live, unscripted reporting. Fast-breaking, popular, with a contemporary air of informality, such reporting is also measurably thinner, more opinionated, and less densely sourced... Continue reading

  6. The Research Report

    Inside Jokes

    November 1, 2006 08:30 AM

    AAfter White House-bound Bill Clinton donned shades and played the sax on The Arsenio Hall Show in June 1992, a small intellectual industry emerged to examine the relationship between entertainment and politics. Media watchdogs began counting jokes on Leno... Continue reading

  7. Bio

    Michael Schudson & Tony Dokoupil

    Michael Schudson & Tony Dokoupil write The Research Report for CJR.

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