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Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee is taking a page from Maryland Governor Robert Ehrlich’s playbook, cutting off a local paper from routine news releases.
By Paul McLeary Apr 27, 2006 at 02:59 PM
Looks like Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee is taking a page from Maryland Governor Robert L. Ehrlich's playbook. Ehrlich, you might... More
Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace says his show is “clearly a player now” in the Sunday chat-fests. The ratings, however, say, “not so much.”
By Paul McLeary Apr 27, 2006 at 11:53 AM
Just because you say so, doesn't make it true. In today's "Media Mix" column by USA Today's Peter Johnson, --... More
Is it problematic when a partisan political operative takes a job as a reporter, or vice versa? Not necessarily.
By Paul McLeary Apr 26, 2006 at 12:07 PM
There was a bit of an intra-squad scrimmage over at the CBS's Public Eye blog yesterday between editor Vaughn Ververs... More
The revelation that a Los Angeles Times reporter wrote anonymous comments on blogs makes us wonder: Should journalists be allowed the same freedom to post anonymously as other people?
By Paul McLeary Apr 24, 2006 at 03:16 PM
Late last week, we found that we could add Los Angeles Times columnist and blogger Michael Hiltzik to the long... More
What’s the best antidote to critics’ wailing that your coverage of Iraq is lacking? Hire some soldiers to write for you direct from the front lines.
By Paul McLeary Apr 21, 2006 at 02:39 PM
Over the past three years of war in Iraq, the New York Times has been an evergreen target for both... More
The big shakeup at the Village Voice, despite the protestations of the staff there, might be great news.
By Paul McLeary Apr 19, 2006 at 04:00 PM
Lately the Village Voice has been in the news almost as much as the New York Post 's gossip troll... More
The New York Times shills for a book which, by the paper’s own admission, is of dubious truthfulness.
By Paul McLeary Apr 18, 2006 at 01:29 PM
Election years do strange things to political books. While the number of tomes about politics invariably goes up as politicians... More
While one critic argues Katie Couric should spend her own money to investigate stories, we tally up the reasons that’s a downright silly idea.
By Paul McLeary Apr 12, 2006 at 02:55 PM
There are a few unofficial ground rules we operate under here at CJR Daily: We check our tinfoil hats at... More
Jared Paul Stern’s alleged attempt to shake down billionaire Ronald Burkle reminds us of nothing so much as the story of former Philadelphia Inquirer reporter Harry Karafin.
By Paul McLeary Apr 10, 2006 at 03:23 PM
The sharp pinstripe suits. The perfectly styled hair. The smug, self-satisfied expression. Even the name -- Jared Paul Stern --... More
Reporters have been handed a great story, where most of the reporting has already been done for them - yet they ignore it.
By Paul McLeary Apr 7, 2006 at 03:11 PM
This week, lost in the unhealthy obsession with what Katie Couric's daughters and green grocer think about her move to... More
Downloading movies on demand sounds great, and some technology reporters agree — while forgetting to look at the possible downside.
By Paul McLeary Apr 5, 2006 at 03:28 PM
A group of Hollywood movie studios have begun to tentatively dip their toes into the world of online distribution --... More
To all the hype over Katie Couric’s possible move to the CBS anchor desk, we ask: Is it really that important?
By Paul McLeary Apr 4, 2006 at 03:41 PM
Readers across the country woke up this morning to prominently placed stories in the Washington Post, New York Times, USA... More
The FCC chairman paints a rosy picture of the state of broadband in the U.S., but he overlooks a few unhappy truths.
By Paul McLeary Apr 3, 2006 at 06:10 PM
Federal Communications Commission chair Kevin Martin penned a bit of commentary in the Financial Times this morning, telling us all... More
The co-author of the new book Cobra II discusses the planning failures of the Iraq War and how he researched his account.
By Paul McLeary Mar 31, 2006 at 06:00 PM
Michael Gordon is co-author of the new book Cobra II: The Inside Story of the Invasion and Occupation of... More
Bloggers beat up bookstores for refusing to stock a magazine that printed cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad, and the Senate passes lobbying reform that doesn’t please anyone.
By Paul McLeary Mar 30, 2006 at 12:23 PM
The AP reports this morning that booksellers Borders and Waldenbooks are refusing to stock the latest issue of Free Inquiry... 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.