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The San Jose Mercury News, Silicon Valley’s own daily, was poised to ride the digital whirlwind. What happened?
By Michael Shapiro Nov 10, 2011 at 06:00 AM
1. ‘It Was Written’ Randall Keith and I are talking about the past when his boss, Dave Butler, slides... More
By Michael Shapiro May 6, 2011 at 09:00 AM
Years later, when he recounted the events that would lead to his becoming the most sensational, shameless, ambitious, and... More
By Michael Shapiro May 13, 2010 at 08:00 AM
In 1957, an expatriate Irish newspaperman struggling to make a buck after his most recent employer went under began making... More
By Michael Shapiro Sep 22, 2009 at 08:00 AM
Red Smith, who wrote as well as anyone about athletes and the games they play, called the sports section the... More
By Michael Shapiro Jul 22, 2009 at 08:00 AM
In the dark winter and spring of 2009, as dispatches from the news business grew ever more grim, as Jim... More
How Forbes got to $475 million - That’s what a Hong Kong investor has agreed to pay for a firm that two years ago had trouble paying its rent
Journalists subpoenaed in ‘pink-slime’ suit - BPI wants emails from NYT’s Michael Moss, public-health lawyer Michele Simon, and others
Bloomberg struggles to break out of the box - Justin Smith’s ambitious digital transformation hits some bumps
The Grand Dame of Florida reporting has retired twice, but she’s still causing trouble - A conversation with the Tampa Bay Times’ Lucy Morgan
Embedded with the Koch brothers - Hometown reporters get rare access to the media-shy oilmen, with mixed results
Email blasts from CJR writers and editors
CAPITAL: I just noticed that the most-read story right now on your website is an aggregated piece about a Russian lizard sex station in space. BARON: [Laughs] Is that right?
The beginning of the end of burner phones?
“‘Richard?’ I say. ‘Richard?’ I shove his shoulder and nothing happens. He is dead. He is on my watch and he is dead. I hear gurgling. Breathing. He’s on my watch and he is not dead.”
“Here’s how not to suck at it: Don’t write like an entertainment reporter”
Greg Marx discusses democracy and news with Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute
Who Owns What
A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Questions and exercises for journalism students.