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Q & A: New CJR Publisher Cathryn Cronin Cranston

The former Harvard Business Review publisher talks about her plans for CJR’s future

The Columbia Journalism Review (CJR) announced today (PDF) that Cathryn Cronin Cranston, former publisher of the Harvard Business Review, has... More

Editor’s Notebook: Journalism Criticism in German

How Germany approaches the media beat

This is the first in a series of occasional columns by CJR’s editor, Mike Hoyt. In late April, two of... More

An Unfortunate Analogy

In Howard Kurtz’s Monday Media Notes column in The Washington Post today comes word that the Church of Scientology has... More

Holly Yeager is CJR’s first Peterson Fellow

The Columbia Journalism Review is pleased to announce the appointment of Holly Yeager as its first Peterson Fellow, covering news... More

Steve Lovelady, Editor

Campaign Desk’s founding editor dies at sixty-six

Steve Lovelady, who helped launch the Columbia Journalism Review into the digital realm after a stellar career as a serious... More

Test Mike

Test subhed

Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country. More

Ackman, Grueskin, Madrick, Morgenson, Starkman On One Stage

Audit Readers, If we do say so ourselves, this was a great panel on where business journalism goes from here.... More

My O’Reilly Ambush

A CJR editor’s unexpected interview

My usual bus-stop companions are an Irish man with an interesting cap and a tall young Indian woman with a... More

My Mother’s Obit

A son reconsiders the hometown paper

A few days before she died in January my mother asked me to write her obit. She had her practical... More

ABC’s Dispiriting Debate

What’s the point of rolling in the mud?

A person who would pay close enough attention to all the debates between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama to rate... More

Martin in the Morning

I guess I missed the discussion with Douglas Brinkley, the historian, and with with Sister Louise D. Patterson, wife of... More

AJR’s Troubles

And what CJR really thinks about them

The news that our colleague and competitor, the American Journalism Review, is on thin financial ice this year is bad... More

The Rupert Watch

How to read The Wall Street Journal now

Well, they were not the Chandlers of Los Angeles, who couldn't sell their journalistic birthright fast enough. Nor were they... More

My Mother’s Obit

A son reconsiders the hometown paper

A few days before she died in January my mother asked me to write her obit. She had her practical... More

Defining Bias Downward: Holding Political Power to Account Is Not Some Liberal Plot

Reed Irvine, the energetic liberal-bias hunter who died November 16 at eighty-two, wasn't always wrong. Irvine founded Accuracy in Media,... More

When a Media Company Runs Amok

It's time for our first annual Ben Bagdikian Media Monopoly Award. Who or what has done the most to curb... More

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

Serial creators don’t know what will happen to Adnan Syed - New developments in his legal case suggest that the outcome is wide open

Price hike at UC Berkeley’s journalism school - Governing body approves additional fee of $7,500 starting 2016

Will Denver really have a newspaper war? - As a billionaire floats reviving the Rocky Mountain News, The Denver Post might buckle its chin strap

FOIA reform dies while the press looked the other way - RIP Improvement Act of 2014


The traffic lure of outrage (Slate)

“I didn’t become a journalist to peddle indignation on Facebook. But it sells—the page views don’t lie.”

NBC news producer’s sons were in the besieged school in Peshawar (NBCnews.com)

“I remained silent and didn’t know what to say — I know how such attacks on schools usually end”

Hero mom calls into CSPAN to berate her arguing pundit sons (WaPo)

“This was not planned. She called in on the normal line.”

Dick Cheney doesn’t want to call it torture but the media doesn’t have to follow (Vox)

“People deserve to know that the American government (proudly!) did things that in any other context are called torture”

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