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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

Apple can’t hide from a 20-year-old reporter - The University of Michigan student gets behind the tech titan’s newest products

Al Jazeera America struggles to get off the margins - A quality-first strategy faces huge hurdles

Finding James Foley - This 2013 story takes a look at GlobalPost’s search for the photojournalist

Gannett cribs from Advance Publications playbook for struggling newspapers - Staff compete for fewer jobs; ‘readers become the assignment editor’

Cop corruption probe sparks newspaper feud - A spiked story is at the center of a bitter fight between Philadelphia’s two dailies


Reconnecting with a story source, 17 years later (Hartford Courant)

“People who say reporters exploit people? You are right, we do. We parachute into people’s lives, sidle up, convince them that we care — and then disengage when the story is over. But that doesn’t mean we don’t connect, in a genuine way.”

The McDonald’s in Ferguson (LAT)

“Lately, the restaurant has taken on the appearance of a battered frontier outpost”

Tour guide wars at a Paris cemetery (WSJ)

“Because dead men tell no tales, visitors to Père Lachaise cemetery lend their ears to Bertrand Beyern”

Last call (Medium)

“The death of newspapers is sad, but the threatened loss of journalistic talent is catastrophic. If that’s you, it’s time to learn something outside the production routine of your current job.”

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.