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With the military increasingly cracking down on military bloggers, one prominent milblogger collects some of the best examples of the form.
By Paul McLeary Nov 2, 2006 at 02:06 PM
In September, Matthew Currier Burden, a former Army officer and author of the popular military blog, Black Five, released a... More
The Department of Defense is rolling out a robust new PR machine. But the question is: will they be upfront about what’s news, and what’s PR?
By Paul McLeary Oct 31, 2006 at 03:41 PM
Every few months, it seems, we hear a story about another plan by the Pentagon to try and "get around"... More
Newspapers usually offer three different views of an important story: straight reporting, analysis, and opinion. One of these often seems the odd man out.
By Paul McLeary Oct 26, 2006 at 05:50 PM
It has become a welcome staple of contemporary American journalism for a newspaper to run an analysis piece, in addition... More
CNN didn’t air a recruiting film for the insurgency. It merely brought home a disturbing reality of the war in Iraq that many of our nation’s enemies are already well aware of.
By Paul McLeary Oct 25, 2006 at 04:54 PM
As we noted in our Blog Report yesterday, a cadre of pundits, bloggers and editorial writers are furious with CNN... More
No single story line has dominated campaign coverage this season. But recently, we’ve seen a shift toward highly flattering portraits of the Democrats’ main players.
By Paul McLeary Oct 23, 2006 at 04:33 PM
While it may seem like we haven't been paying as much attention as we should to the coverage of the... More
Robert Kagan takes to the pages of The New Republic to spout vain platitudes and engage in some vapid myth-making.
By Paul McLeary Oct 19, 2006 at 01:15 PM
We see it all the time. A well-known columnist and author of Important Books, who has a new tome out... More
Bob Woodward again uses the valuable real estate of the Washington Post as a place to dump stuff he can’t use in his books.
By Paul McLeary Oct 16, 2006 at 04:26 PM
One of the knocks on Bob Woodward's relationship with the Washington Post -- and really, on Woodward in general --... More
On North Korean nukes, who has successfully distilled this complex political story — and who has churned out the Cliffs Notes version?
By Paul McLeary Oct 12, 2006 at 04:10 PM
Complex political stories, saddled with winding, somewhat partisan histories, aren't exactly the friend of tight deadlines. But reporters -- even... More
Will the complexities of this midterm Congressional election be reduced to the creepy emails Mark Foley sent to Congressional pages?
By Paul McLeary Oct 10, 2006 at 04:25 PM
It's "Super Tuesday" today at CJR Daily, and we've been looking at the results of a variety of polls published... More
In criticizing Bob Woodward’s latest book, some critics fail to take an honest look at the true, and enduring, impact of his work.
By Paul McLeary Oct 9, 2006 at 05:00 PM
"Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more." Like Henry V bracing his troops for battle, book reviewers, media... More
Dennis Hastert works the partisan angle one time too many, and in doing so reminds us of a strange story from 2004.
By Paul McLeary Oct 5, 2006 at 02:46 PM
The Chicago Tribune this morning had one of the more interesting reads we've seen thus far in the mainstream media... More
By Paul McLeary Oct 3, 2006 at 03:31 PM
In a turn of events that is no doubt a relief to "Senator Macacawitz", the revelation that Florida Republican Mark... More
While talking heads and politicians debate the meaning of the debate about the war, Iraq continues to burn.
By Paul McLeary Oct 2, 2006 at 02:36 PM
Three and a half years into the war in Iraq, a cursory look at the nightly news shows, opinion magazines... More
By Paul McLeary Sep 28, 2006 at 05:18 PM
The sports pages, mercifully, spare us from daily headlines such as, "Barry Bonds Has Not Topped Hank Aaron's Home Run... More
By Paul McLeary Sep 28, 2006 at 12:45 PM
New York Times columnist Frank Rich's new book, The Greatest Story Ever Sold: The Decline and Fall of Truth From... 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?
“[T]he most militant I have seen since the Nixon administration”
Holder OK’d search warrant for Fox News reporter’s private emails, official says
The story behind one of the best business models in the country
“What was once genre is now the Zeitgeist”
David Foster Wallace’s 2005 Kenyon commencement speech as a short film
Who Owns What
A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Questions and exercises for journalism students.