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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

Apple can’t hide from a 20-year-old reporter - The University of Michigan student gets behind the tech titan’s newest products

Al Jazeera America struggles to get off the margins - A quality-first strategy faces huge hurdles

Finding James Foley - This 2013 story takes a look at GlobalPost’s search for the photojournalist

Gannett cribs from Advance Publications playbook for struggling newspapers - Staff compete for fewer jobs; ‘readers become the assignment editor’

Cop corruption probe sparks newspaper feud - A spiked story is at the center of a bitter fight between Philadelphia’s two dailies


The impact of watching executions (PSmag)

“[E]xecutions, even for people who support capital punishment, and even when the criminals being put to death evoke little personal sympathy because of the nature of their crimes, take a toll on witnesses”

Times of India demands employee social media passwords (Quartz)

The company will possess log-in information and will be free to post any material to the account without journalists’ knowledge

Reconnecting with a story source, 17 years later (Hartford Courant)

“People who say reporters exploit people? You are right, we do. We parachute into people’s lives, sidle up, convince them that we care — and then disengage when the story is over. But that doesn’t mean we don’t connect, in a genuine way.”

The McDonald’s in Ferguson (LAT)

“Lately, the restaurant has taken on the appearance of a battered frontier outpost”

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Greg Marx discusses democracy and news with Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute

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