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It’s been a busy week for Fake News. But at least one commentator is pining for the days when even more news was fake.
By Paul McLeary Dec 2, 2005 at 05:26 PM
It was a busy week for Fake News (Jon Stewart, are you listening?), what with revelations first in the Los... More
Often, there seems to be a sort of unspoken agreement between the political and reporting classes to wink, nod and let some obvious stretches of the imagination slide when news organizations run with some item that was obviously planted.
By Paul McLeary Nov 30, 2005 at 04:37 PM
Talking points, spin, partisan positioning -- day in and day out, politicians and their handlers are working overtime to get... More
Something more than simple subjectivity seems to be at work in the New York Times’ notable books of the year list: Six of the 61 nonfiction books were authored by Times staffers, and another four by regular contributors.
By Paul McLeary Nov 29, 2005 at 04:30 PM
Around this time every year, major newspaper and magazine editors from sea to shining sea -- which is to say,... More
When an organization whose goal it is to revolutionize the way in which people receive information asks its readers “What should we be?” more than a week after its much-hyped re-launch, odds are it’s in trouble.
By Paul McLeary Nov 28, 2005 at 01:37 PM
When an organization whose goal it is to revolutionize the way in which people receive information asks its readers "What... More
The New York Observer gives us a Judith Miller article so counterintuitive as to be downright silly.
By Paul McLeary Nov 23, 2005 at 04:26 PM
There's nothing like a smart, well-written piece of counterintuitive journalism to tweak conventional wisdom and call the legions of pundits... More
By Paul McLeary Nov 22, 2005 at 01:47 PM
There's little the media likes more than a good, old-fashioned pile-on. In the ongoing and increasingly frustrating MillerPlameCooperLibbyNovakFitzgeraldWoodward story, we... More
By Paul McLeary Nov 15, 2005 at 11:24 AM
One might expect an interview with a television business anchor to focus on the state of the economy, the world... More
By Paul McLeary Nov 10, 2005 at 02:57 PM
Judy Miller, standing just a few feet away from Matt Cooper, was laughing when she turned to introduce a friend... More
‘See you on the other side’ - Meet Jessica Lum, a terminally ill 25-year-old who chose to spend what little time she had practicing journalism
#Realtalk: This is the best moment to be in journalism - The old stuff isn’t coming back, but that’s okay
Streams of consciousness - Millennials expect a steady diet of quick-hit, social-media-mediated bits and bytes. What does that mean for journalism?
Sticking with the truth - How ‘balanced’ coverage helped sustain the bogus claim that childhood vaccines can cause autism
An ink-stained stretch - Can Aaron Kushner save the Orange County Register—and the newspaper industry?
Public television’s attempts to placate David Koch
One journalist took matters into his own hands when a fellow audience member wouldn’t stop using her smartphone during a theater performance
The shift from Facebook to more creative social networks
Handwritten on a shirt board
She replies she’s an atheist
Who Owns What
A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Questions and exercises for journalism students.