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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
Virginian-Pilot journalists: Corporate management pressure is stifling coverage - “Lovers of journalism in this newsroom are pissed. It’s bad.”
Paper files public records request—and city’s response is a lawsuit - Local officials argue Montana courts should strike balance between privacy and disclosure
BBC Pop-Up reports from small town America - A small team is traveling across the United States for six months in hopes of finding underreported local stories
What game design can do for journalism - Three newly selected fellows at American University talk about the medium’s future
Timeline, an app based on ‘the history of…’ - But chronology doesn’t reveal everything
Email blasts from CJR writers and editors
“It should be made clear, in law, that the tasks security reseachers do to make the net more secure and journalists do to understand and contextualize the truth for the public are not crimes”
People have become less trusting of major institutions, according to the annual Edelman Trust Barometer. And large majorities doubt that businesses want to make the world a better place.
Public editor Margaret Sullivan on why the paper should have published the images.
“I feel the need to offer my perspective as someone who is not a teenager but who has thought about these issues extensively for years.”
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.
Hey millionaire tech bros: Have patience with the editorial process – Chris Hughes probably wanted to enable great journalism at first. Then the dust settled and before you know it, he’s shaking everything up again