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Crosscut.com

Robust nonprofit local news coverage for Seattle

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON — David Brewster couldn't have been the only Seattle citizen concerned about the potential demise of one of... More

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Jersey City Independent

Eye-opening alternative news for a bedroom community on the Hudson

JERSEY CITY, NEW JERSEY — Unfortunately, it's not difficult to imagine how a city of nearly a quarter-million residents could... More

Glory Days

The unique legacy of Brooklyn College newspaper the Vanguard

When campus police detained Ohio State University freshman Alex Kotran in April for taking pictures of rogue cows on campus,... More

Comments of the Week

November 30 - December 4, 2009

Every Friday, we excerpt some of the most insightful, articulate, interesting, and entertaining comments we receive each week. Think we’ve... More

Breaking the Glass Ceiling, Scientifically

Scientific American names Mariette DiChristina first female EIC

Scientific American, the United States’s oldest continuously published magazine, today announced the appointment of Mariette DiChristina as the eighth and... More

Comments of the Week

November 16-20, 2009

Every Friday, we excerpt some of the most insightful, articulate, interesting, and entertaining comments we receive each week. Think we’ve... More

Comments of the Week

November 9-13, 2009

Starting today and every Friday, we will be excerpting some of the most insightful, articulate, interesting, and entertaining comments we... More

Next Time You Want a Worm…Why Not Try Fishing?

A teenager from Brooklyn launched two Twitter “worms” this past weekend, to expose both a flaw in the microblogging site... More

Supporting a Friend of Journalists Abroad

Leading human rights attorney Beatrice Mtetwa is possibly facing arrest in Zimbabwe this week as a “baseless criminal investigation” by... More

Mike in the Morning

Hoyt to appear on Early Show

CJR executive editor Mike Hoyt will be appearing on tomorrow morning's Early Show on CBS to discuss the demise of... More

Betwixt and BeTwitter Prefix Obsessions

All this twalk about Twitter has left me feeling twoverwhelmed. Two tweeks ago, the NYC Twestival (attended by CJR staff... More

What do we want? Democracy! When do we want it? Check our blog.

NYU cuts Internet, student protests die

The students behind the occupation of a NYU student center cafeteria saw their protest end quickly this afternoon when, after... More

Newsweek’s “The District”—Like, That’s Hot.

It’s not easy to satirize President Obama. Without any significant blemishes on his young political career, nor even any distinctive... More

Upstate/Downstate Divide in Gillibrand Coverage

Upstate talks issues, downstate talks politics

Any native New Yorker can tell you that the Empire State really has two domains: upstate and downstate (or, if... More

Inauguration: Coming Soon To A Television Set Near You! (Maybe!)

This weekend kicks off the beginning of the much-anticipated inaugural celebrations in Washington, DC. But it appears that television coverage... More

How Forbes got to $475 million - That’s what a Hong Kong investor has agreed to pay for a firm that two years ago had trouble paying its rent

Are female journalists up to the job of a Jill Abramson interview? - Reporters avoid unflattering discussion about her firing

How to check if that viral video is true - Journalists don’t always verify user-generated content, so readers need to learn how to verify what they see online

The Grand Dame of Florida reporting has retired twice, but she’s still causing trouble - A conversation with the Tampa Bay Times’ Lucy Morgan

Brick by brick - After years of shrinking ambition at The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos has the paper thinking global domination


The White House deploys minders to interviews all the time (WaPo)

“Almost every officially sanctioned exchange between reporters and the proverbial ‘senior administration officials’ is conducted in the presence of a press staffer”

The down-and-dirty history of TMZ (BuzzFeed)

“TMZ’s real engine — what defines its mission, what legitimizes it and sets it apart — is a unique and controversial mix of scandal mongering and investigative journalism”

The 10 worst New Yorker longreads (Gawker)

“[A]pparently [Adam] Gopnik did not know you could bake fancy breads from France and other cultures. So he got his mom to teach him how to bake them. A fine anecdote, maybe, to tell a friend or a therapist. But in this case he wrote about it for the New Yorker, a magazine.”

Bloggingheads

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

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The Business of Digital Journalism

A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

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Questions and exercises for journalism students.