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By Paul McLeary Feb 22, 2007 at 03:26 PM
It's nearly five and a half years since the 9/11 attacks, which was supposed to be the day America woke... More
By Paul McLeary Feb 21, 2007 at 02:21 PM
The job of political journalists is not only to report on Washington, but to discern which way the political winds... More
It takes a talented writer to paint Michelle Malkin as the voice of reason, while portraying some liberal bloggers as violent, racist, knuckle-dragging misogynists out to destroy her.
By Paul McLeary Feb 16, 2007 at 03:45 PM
It really takes a talented writer to paint conservative commentator Michelle Malkin as the voice of reason, while at the... More
By Paul McLeary Feb 13, 2007 at 02:18 PM
The rules of the not-so-subtle game played between politicians, their aides, and reporters in Washington, as we've seen during the... More
By Paul McLeary Feb 12, 2007 at 04:21 PM
In responding to a crisis sparked by a January 30 blog post by William Arkin on washingtonpost.com, the paper's ombud... More
By Paul McLeary Feb 8, 2007 at 01:20 PM
On Monday, I wrote a piece calling for reporters covering the Pentagon and military affairs to start talking about a... More
By Paul McLeary Feb 7, 2007 at 03:46 PM
The last couple days sure have been uncomfortable for some reporters who are trying to keep their sources secret, and... More
Taking a spin through the British press, we saw some stories that have been receiving scant attention stateside.
By Paul McLeary Feb 6, 2007 at 02:53 PM
For a variety of reasons, we rarely comment on the foreign press. But that doesn't mean we don't read it,... More
For all the column inches expended on the Bush administration’s plan to send more troops to Iraq, one significant aspect of the proposal has yet to be sorted out.
By Paul McLeary Feb 5, 2007 at 03:06 PM
There has been a lot of back and forth in the press about the Bush administration's plan to send more... More
By Paul McLeary Jan 31, 2007 at 02:58 PM
With the flurry of congressional hearings, debates over nonbinding resolutions, strangely racist utterances by soon-to-be-ex-Democratic presidential hopefuls and the Libby... More
When can reporters speak — and about what topics — without fear of being admonished by their employers?
By Paul McLeary Jan 30, 2007 at 02:10 PM
In his Public Editor column in Sunday's New York Times, Byron Calame tackled a problem that he has dealt with... More
A lesson in how easy it is — even for publications with no history of credibility — to start a scandal.
By Paul McLeary Jan 29, 2007 at 02:51 PM
It's a pretty dubious distinction to be credited with publishing "the first anonymous smear of the 2008 presidential race," by... More
By Paul McLeary Jan 25, 2007 at 04:23 PM
"One Iraqi soldier in the alley pointed his rifle at an American reporter and pulled the trigger. There was only... More
Dinesh D’Souza’s new book, which is being skewered by both the left and the right, probably won’t hurt his career in punditry.
By Paul McLeary Jan 24, 2007 at 04:05 PM
Conservative writer Dinesh D'Souza has made a career of poking a stick in the eye of liberals, and he's done... More
Is John McCain still a “Maverick?” According to the Wall Street Journal, the answer is a resounding “yes!”
By Paul McLeary Jan 22, 2007 at 03:54 PM
As we've seen so often in horse race political coverage, once the press sinks its teeth into a certain storyline... 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
Email blasts from CJR writers and editors
“[i]n the wake of the recent scandals, women have been driving the story, providing a perspective that their male counterparts simply cannot”
“Amid a months-long battle with administrators for editorial control … the Playwickian’s faculty adviser was suspended for two days this week”
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.
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!
Greg Marx discusses democracy and news with Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute
Who Owns What
A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Questions and exercises for journalism students.