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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

Virginian-Pilot journalists: Corporate management pressure is stifling coverage - “Lovers of journalism in this newsroom are pissed. It’s bad.”

Paper files public records request—and city’s response is a lawsuit - Local officials argue Montana courts should strike balance between privacy and disclosure

BBC Pop-Up reports from small town America - A small team is traveling across the United States for six months in hopes of finding underreported local stories

What game design can do for journalism - Three newly selected fellows at American University talk about the medium’s future

Timeline, an app based on ‘the history of…’ - But chronology doesn’t reveal everything


We should all step back from security journalism (Medium)

“It should be made clear, in law, that the tasks security reseachers do to make the net more secure and journalists do to understand and contextualize the truth for the public are not crimes”

Trust In Business And Media Is Declining, But People Have Faith In Search Engines (Buzzfeed)

People have become less trusting of major institutions, according to the annual Edelman Trust Barometer. And large majorities doubt that businesses want to make the world a better place.

With New Charlie Hebdo Cover, News Value Should Have Prevailed (NYT)

Public editor Margaret Sullivan on why the paper should have published the images.

An Old Fogey’s Analysis of a Teenager’s View on Social Media (Medium)

“I feel the need to offer my perspective as someone who is not a teenager but who has thought about these issues extensively for years.”

Bloggingheads

Greg Marx discusses democracy and news with Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute

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