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On the job

Walkabout

Paul Salopek is going for a walk. He set out in Ethiopia at the beginning of 2013. If all... More

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The future of longform

A conference at the Columbia Journalism School explored the craft’s digital prospects

When readers started moving to the internet, media analysts thought longform journalism was in trouble. Attention spans were going to... More

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Fighting for press freedom in Ecuador

Janet Hinostroza is one of four international journalists being honored by CPJ at this year’s press freedom awards ceremony

Every year, the Committee to Protect Journalists presents the International Press Freedom Awards to four reporters who have produced outstanding... More

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Sounding the alarm

Climate Desk’s Chris Mooney talks to CJR about how the press help perpetuate global warming pseudo-science

Earlier this year, when the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released reports showing that the rate of surface temperature... More

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Conflict Reporting

Staying safe in the field

The Journalist Survival Guide does not use the phrase "survival guide" lightly. That much is clear by Lesson 1:... More

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Journalism in the classroom

A weekend workshop at Columbia explored how to help j-school students succeed

Though googling can be a helpful strategy with some difficult life questions, typing "Is journalism school worth it?" into the... More

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Kickstarting coverage of middle America

An NPR veteran hopes to crowdfund coverage of the heartland

"Please God, open the government and start paying people," Celeste Headlee half-joked in a phone conversation earlier this month. Headlee,... More

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Shutdown science

The Guardian says the shutdown betrays conservative anti-science attitudes

Since Barack Obama signed legislation to end the government shutdown last week, things in Washington have been slowly returning to... More

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Ken Auletta questions Jill Abramson

The New York Times’ executive editor answered questions during the New Yorker Festival

Two years ago, Ken Auletta took the subway with Jill Abramson on her first day of work as editor of... More

Stop using ‘Brooklyn’ to mean hipster neighborhoods - Elite-oriented outlets typically only cover the borough’s most affluent, Manhattan-adjacent neighborhoods

The Reporters Committee is about to start suing people to help journalists - Katie Townsend joins the organization as its first litigation director

How a Nebraska newspaper kicked off a major prison sentencing scandal - The Omaha World-Herald found that hundreds of inmates were being released early

On media freedom, United Nations plays by its own rules - Months of international crises raises the stakes for reporting on the UN, but investigative journalists remain without a right to information

Keep calm and write a headline worth reading - Ease up on the exaggerations because someday you may need those explosive adjectives when a truly big story lands


Female sportscasters are speaking up (NYT)

“[i]n the wake of the recent scandals, women have been driving the story, providing a perspective that their male counterparts simply cannot”

Adviser of high school paper that refused to use ‘Redskins’ suspended (Student Press Law Center)

“Amid a months-long battle with administrators for editorial control … the Playwickian’s faculty adviser was suspended for two days this week”

Apple’s ‘warrant canary’ disappears (GigaOm)

Apple included language in its first Transparency Report to say that it had not been subject to a Section 215 Patriot Act request. That language is now gone.

Trend Piece (New Yorker)

Buzzword, buzzword, buzzword. Isn’t the buzzword on your mind now? Perhaps it is on other people’s minds? Read on or you’ll be clueless, dated, and without any friends in the world. Buzzword again!

Bloggingheads

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

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The Business of Digital Journalism

A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

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