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Television as Tribunal

What today’s reporters can learn from Frost/Nixon

Earlier this month, President Bush sat down with ABC News's Charlie Gibson for the first of a series "exit interviews"... More

Cattle Coverage

Covering party conventions is no job for vegetarians

It's hard to sit through the convention coverage without seeing at least one reference to "red meat:" "All right, let's... More

Context Message

Media speculation over Obama’s 3 AM text message overlooks the CNN Effect

"Why three in the morning?" was the question on many people's minds after they received the Obama campaign's early morning... More

Staying The Corsi

The media refute Jerome Corsi’s arguments while still reinforcing his best seller bona fides

At a Wednesday town hall meeting in Lynchburg, Virginia, Barack Obama derided The New York Times number-one bestseller The Obama... More

Casus Belli By Proxy

Commentators reach for imprecise historical analogies in framing Georgian conflict

Before fighting was halted today, media coverage of the Russian-Georgian conflict had been awash with memories of the West's tepid... More

By Its Cover

The Internet and the ever-growing book title

Remember when a non-fiction book could get away with a short, ambiguous title? Walter Lippmann’s Public Opinion and Ernie Pyle’s... 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


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!

This Is How Joanna Coles Changed Cosmo (Refinery29)

The British reporter-turned-editor has made good on her promises to bring politics to the magazine, win some very big-deal journalism awards, and secure the most interesting exclusive interviews

Bloggingheads

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

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Who Owns What

The Business of Digital Journalism

A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

Study Guides

Questions and exercises for journalism students.