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Crunching the numbers on self-publishing

How much profit did four writers make from online publishing platforms?

Amazon, Atavist, Beacon Reader, Byliner, iTunes, Kobo, Medium. There are plenty of online platforms where writers can get longform stories... More

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On the job

Deported lives

  Every year, the United States deports hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants back to Mexico. Since 2008, David... More

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Viral Wisdom

To Gwyneth, with love

When New York Post contributing editor Mackenzie Dawson penned "A Working Mom's Open Letter to Gwyneth," a witty piece addressed... More

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Gaming

Puzzle me this!

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Al Jazeera journalists still jailed in Egypt

A panel at the Columbia j-school discussed ways to combat the press crackdown there

On December 29, three Al Jazeera English journalists were arrested in Egypt. One hundred days later, Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy,... More

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Afghanistan appears deadlier for journalists

A targeted attack killed a longtime AP photographer on Friday

Afghanistan may be becoming more dangerous for journalists, most recently evidenced by the violent attack by an Afghan policeman on... More

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No, Ebola is not spreading to the US

Some news orgs jumped on an outbreak as a chance to spread unlikely hype

Infectious disease outbreaks usually afford news outlets the opportunity to post dramatic, attention-grabbing headlines, and the recent Ebola outbreak in... More

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Journos weigh in on covering trans people

A panel at CUNY on Tuesday night offered advice

Coverage of the transgender community has become a major media issue in recent months, given incidents from Katie Couric's invasive... More

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Fox News subpoena case appealed to Supreme Court

Aurora shooting suspect James Holmes’ lawyers are asking the country’s highest court to consider forcing reporter Jana Winter to reveal confidential sources

The New York Court of Appeals ruled in December that Fox News reporter Jana Winter did not have to testify--and... More

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Exit Interview

The man behind the Pulitzer

When Sig Gissler announced in January that he would step down as administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes after 12... More

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Columbia J-school profs denounce journalist arrests in Egypt

“Journalism is not terrorism”

A group of nearly 30 Columbia Journalism School faculty members penned a letter on Wednesday to Egypt's acting president, Adly... More

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A new ‘micro-publication’ for deep environmental and tech reporting

Climate Confidential needs 800 subscribers by March 6 to come to fruition

A group of freelance reporters are on a mission to produce a new kind of science journalism. Called Climate Confidential,... More

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For Pakistani journos, a treacherous calling

Eight Pakistani reporters spoke about their professional lives at the Columbia Journalism School

Militant propaganda, death threats, and violent military action are among the daily realities some journalists face in Pakistan, which ranks... 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

Are female journalists up to the job of a Jill Abramson interview? - Reporters avoid unflattering discussion about her firing

How to check if that viral video is true - Journalists don’t always verify user-generated content, so readers need to learn how to verify what they see online

The Grand Dame of Florida reporting has retired twice, but she’s still causing trouble - A conversation with the Tampa Bay Times’ Lucy Morgan

Brick by brick - After years of shrinking ambition at The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos has the paper thinking global domination


A First Look update (First Look Media)

“[R]ather than immediately launching a large collection of digital ‘magazines’ based on strong, expert journalists with their own followings, as we imagined earlier, we’ll begin by building out the two we’ve started and then explore adding new ones as we learn”

The White House deploys minders to interviews all the time (WaPo)

“Almost every officially sanctioned exchange between reporters and the proverbial ‘senior administration officials’ is conducted in the presence of a press staffer”

The down-and-dirty history of TMZ (BuzzFeed)

“TMZ’s real engine — what defines its mission, what legitimizes it and sets it apart — is a unique and controversial mix of scandal mongering and investigative journalism”

The 10 worst New Yorker longreads (Gawker)

“[A]pparently [Adam] Gopnik did not know you could bake fancy breads from France and other cultures. So he got his mom to teach him how to bake them. A fine anecdote, maybe, to tell a friend or a therapist. But in this case he wrote about it for the New Yorker, a magazine.”

Bloggingheads

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

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Who Owns What

The Business of Digital Journalism

A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

Study Guides

Questions and exercises for journalism students.