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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

Hey millionaire tech bros: Have patience with the editorial process - Chris Hughes probably wanted to enable great journalism at first. Then the dust settled and before you know it, he’s shaking everything up again

Serial creators don’t know what will happen to Adnan Syed - New developments in his legal case suggest that the outcome is wide open

Price hike at UC Berkeley’s journalism school - Governing body approves additional fee of $7,500 starting 2016

Will Denver really have a newspaper war? - As a billionaire floats reviving the Rocky Mountain News, The Denver Post might buckle its chin strap

FOIA reform dies while the press looked the other way - RIP Improvement Act of 2014


The traffic lure of outrage (Slate)

“I didn’t become a journalist to peddle indignation on Facebook. But it sells—the page views don’t lie.”

NBC news producer’s sons were in the besieged school in Peshawar (NBCnews.com)

“I remained silent and didn’t know what to say — I know how such attacks on schools usually end”

Hero mom calls into CSPAN to berate her arguing pundit sons (WaPo)

“This was not planned. She called in on the normal line.”

Dick Cheney doesn’t want to call it torture but the media doesn’t have to follow (Vox)

“People deserve to know that the American government (proudly!) did things that in any other context are called torture”

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