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The Wrong Debate Over Autism

Why focusing on thimerosal misses a larger story

Back in 2005, CJR published a story by Daniel Schulman about media coverage of “whether a mercury-containing vaccine” preservative called... More

The Wind Beneath Biofuels’ Wings

The press goes giddy over Virgin’s “nutty” test flight

As we've noted before, "green" business articles are tempting for journalists right now. That is doubly so when the story... More

The Bats and the Bees

Population crashes, the press, and the “Holocene extinction”

With all the media coverage of the crash in honeybee populations over the last two years, and in light of... More

Is Sustainability Reporting Sustainable?

Loving “Green” Stories When They’re Easy

In November, a study from the National Center for Business Journalism at Arizona State University found that green business stories... More

Watson’s Remarks Continue to Spur Argument

In debate about intelligence and race, little talk of what I.Q. means

The debate about the relationship between intelligence and race rages on in the wake of some controversial remarks made by... More

Grace-ful Coverage

Libby asbestos trial highlights the value of robust regional reporting

The name Libby doesn’t conjure the same images of corporate and environmental malfeasance as Love Canal or Three Mile Island.... 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


Female sportscasters are speaking up (NYT)

“[i]n the wake of the recent scandals, women have been driving the story, providing a perspective that their male counterparts simply cannot”

Adviser of high school paper that refused to use ‘Redskins’ suspended (Student Press Law Center)

“Amid a months-long battle with administrators for editorial control … the Playwickian’s faculty adviser was suspended for two days this week”

Apple’s ‘warrant canary’ disappears (GigaOm)

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.

Trend Piece (New Yorker)

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!

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