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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

The ethics of The Guardian’s Whisper bombshell - It would have been a journalistic lapse not to have told readers

Gawker: The internet bully - Nick Denton’s media empire is an intellectual online fraternity that invites people to their parties only to make them buy the booze

The Washington Post short-sells a reporter’s integrity - Steven Pearlstein smears TheStreet’s Adam Feuerstein for criticizing a biotech firm

Former Sun-Times staffers react to top reporter’s resignation - “Whereas we don’t have all the answers, we have way too many questions about what happened here”

Stop trolling your readers - We know you’re only doing it for clicks


John Oliver video sweepstakes (The Awl)

“We may update this list next week to reflect Facebook shares gathered by The Awl as the result of this post, which is ultimately an elaborate excuse to embed a John Oliver video on our website”

Which news org is the most trusted? (Pew)

The answer is complicated

‘My Captivity’ (NYT Mag)

An American journalist on his two-year kidnapping in Syria

FBI faked an AP story, in Seattle Times style, to catch a suspect (Seattle Times)

“‘We are outraged that the FBI, with the apparent assistance of the US Attorney’s Office, misappropriated the name of The Seattle Times to secretly install spyware on the computer of a crime suspect,’ said Seattle Times Editor Kathy Best”

Bloggingheads

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

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