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Blogging the Long War

Bill Roggio wants to be your source for conflict coverage

For much of the twentieth century, Americans co-existed with the country’s armed forces in a way we don’t anymore. In... More

On The Ground: the Grunts and the Press

Some thoughts on the disconnect, and how it could be different

This month marks the fifth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. For many of the journalists who have covered it,... More

On the Ground: The Enemy of My Enemy

Learning to trust in Iraq

This month marks the fifth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. For many of the journalists who have covered it,... More

On the Ground: Riding to Tarmiya

Life in, and between, the bases

This month marks the fifth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. For many of the journalists who have covered it,... More

On the Ground: The End of the Weapons Cache

An abandoned farmhouse and a wayward grenade

This month marks the fifth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. For many of the journalists who have covered it,... More

On The Ground: The Suicide Bomber

A long day at combat outpost IBA

This month marks the fifth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. For many of the journalists who have covered it,... More

Oh Well, Whatever, Nevermind

NYT reporter takes a dive

That sound you just heard is another big-name political reporter rolling over for fear of creating a scene. MSNBC’s “First... More

On the Ground: Night Patrol

In Iraq, Sometimes a carrot farmer is just a carrot farmer

This month marks the fifth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. For many of the journalists who have covered it,... More

On the Ground: Men With Guns

Captain Helberg strikes a delicate balance for a day

This month marks the fifth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. For many of the journalists who have covered it,... More

On the Ground: The Rejected

This is the first in a series of posts by a CJR reporter embedded with American forces in Iraq

This month marks the fifth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. For many of the journalists who have covered it,... More

On the Ground: ‘Dances’ With Strongmen

Building trust in Iraq, with chai and R-E-S-P-E-C-T

In a dim, chilly tent, illuminated only by a single fluorescent tube and the gray winter light creeping in through... More

Fact From Fiction

At the checkpoints with the Sons of Iraq

The war in Iraq has changed for the U.S. military, and some of the most important work being done there... More

Meet the Sons of Iraq

“Concerned Local Citizens” didn’t cut it with Iraqis

The CLCs—Concerned Local Citizens—are no more. Just a week ago, people couldn’t keep the acronym, which refers to the U.S.... More

Up Close With the Counterinsurgency

The most important thing the U.S military is doing in Iraq is complicated and largely uncovered

Editors’ Note: In the coming weeks, CJR’s Paul McLeary will be filing periodic reports from Iraq. This is his second... More

Blogging From Air Force One

Anyone hear about the White House’s blog?

It seems that no one has really noticed, but president Bush's entourage is blogging--after a fashion--it's trip to Israel and... More

16 women whose digital startups deserve Vox-level plaudits - A look at the media entrepreneurs who aren’t grabbing headlines

Why was ‘Dasani’ shut out of the Pulitzers? - 5 problems with The New York Times’ ambitious, influential series on the life of one homeless Brooklyn girl

The AP downplays its Obamacare scoop - Repeal on deductible caps marks another step in The Great Cost Shift

The enduring pull of mag covers - Why do magazine cover images still hold so much cultural power in this decline-of-print era?

Michael Wolff’s digital media bloopers - The Newser founder trolls (other) digital-news companies


The future of Facebook may not say ‘Facebook’

The future of the social network is apps—lots and lots of apps

Bitcoin creator ‘Satoshi Nakamoto’ unmasked-again?

A linguistics analysis suggests that Nick Szabo, a well known name in cryptography circles, is the mysterious father of the digital currency

The Center for Public Integrity’s response to ABC News

“I urge you to go to your reporters and engage in serious self-examination”

The slaughter bench of history

How war has made the world safer and richer

New Jersey’s good government

Despite the bridge scandal, Chris Christie’s state is relatively transparent and accountable. CJR’s Greg Marx talks to Gordon Witkin

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