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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

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

Des Moines Register prepares for a ‘very stressful’ newsroom restructuring - Editor Amalie Nash speaks on turnover, transformation, and a virtual reality adventure

PBS pulls ads from Harper’s Magazine after critical essay - Piece argues public broadcaster has fallen under the sway of political influence and outside money

Should all journalists be on Twitter? - Reasons to take up or forgo the 140-character platform

The Tennessean is borrowing reporters from other Gannett papers - Music columnist Peter Cooper is latest journalist to part ways with Nashville paper


How one reporter copes inside the ‘Ebola bubble’ (BuzzFeed)

“Bring gloves to give nurses you meet at clinics, even if you’re there for a story. Get small change to give to the kids who have been out of school for months and are selling ground nuts for pitiful sums on the side of road. Hell, give them candy. Violate all the principles of ostensibly good aid stewardship, because the good stewardship of the developed world didn’t get help here in time, and now everyone is dying around you.”

Fake news sites using Facebook to spread Ebola panic (The Verge)

“These sites claim to be satirical but lack even incompetent attempts at anything resembling humor”

How Ben Bradlee dealt with flacks (Washington Post)

“I would like to be sure that you understand that we trust our editors’ news judgement and that we distrust yours”

Ben Bradlee, 93 (WaPo)

“From the moment he took over The Post newsroom in 1965, Mr. Bradlee sought to create an important newspaper that would go far beyond the traditional model of a metropolitan daily”

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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