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  1. Behind the News

    Nora Ephron, on Zebras … Lions … Coyotes … and Vultures

    August 9, 2006 03:28 PM

    Nora Ephron, in an interview with New York magazine, commenting on mainstream journalism versus the blogosphere: " ... I think everyone feels a little bit beleaguered by the blogosphere, because it's fundamentally such a parasitic thing. The New... Continue reading

  2. Behind the News

    Bill Keller and Dean Baquet Define the Stakes

    July 3, 2006 08:30 AM

    If you're like us, often as not you skip reading newspapers on long holiday weekends. But this weekend, that would have been a mistake. Saturday's New York Times and Los Angeles Times featured an extraordinary op-ed piece,... Continue reading

  3. Behind the News

    Another Class Act by the White House Press Corps

    June 20, 2006 01:55 PM

    Below is an unedited excerpt of today's White House press briefing by Tony Snow (as created by the Huffington Post's Robert Dreyfuss): Q. There's a controversy this week over Congressman John Murtha's comments about Karl Rove. What... Continue reading

  4. Behind the News

    Sign of the Time (Inc.)

    June 13, 2006 02:31 PM

    From a Richard Cohen column in this morning's Washington Post: "... and Time Inc., which reportedly paid about $4 million for pictures of Brangelina's baby, recently let go two of the best investigative reporters in the business,... Continue reading

  5. Behind the News

    Iraq: For Journalists, the Deadliest War

    May 30, 2006 12:57 PM

    The New York Times brings us a somber reminder this morning that with the deaths yesterday of two journalists working for CBS the Iraq war has become the deadliest conflict for reporters in modern times. Since the... Continue reading

  6. Behind the News

    Once There Were Giants

    May 18, 2006 11:48 AM

    In a doleful shirt-tail, or footnote, to the New York Times story this morning on the appointment of a new managing editor at Time magazine, we learn this: "Donald Barlett and James Steele, two investigative reporters who... Continue reading

  7. Politics

    The Utility and the Futility of White House Press Briefings

    April 24, 2006 11:23 AM

    The forced departure of the beleaguered Scott McClellan as presidential press secretary and press corps piƱata has inspired at least one White House reporter to ponder the futility of the daily briefings that made McClellan both famous and infamous. <br... Continue reading

  8. Behind the News

    An Ominous Development Looms - on Page A22

    March 16, 2006 03:40 PM

    In an unwelcome development, the New York Times today tells us that lawyers for Lewis Libby, the former aide to Dick Cheney who faces obstruction of justice charges, have served subpoenas on the Times and on Judy Miller, its... Continue reading

  9. Behind the News

    A Meditation on Disconnects and Dinosaurs

    March 13, 2006 02:42 PM

    The sale of Knight Ridder Newspapers to McClatchy Co. -- and McClatchy's determination to unload at least 12 of those 32 papers as quickly as possible -- Is an appropriate time to ponder the dog-eats-own-tail school of management that has... Continue reading

  10. Behind the News

    The Mating Dance of the Blogerati

    March 10, 2006 10:43 AM

    "Boldface," Campbell Robertson's gossip column in the New York Times, brings us news this morning of a party at the home of Jim Kelly, managing editor of Time, celebrating the launch of Andrew Sullivan's blog, "The Daily Dish," on Continue reading

  11. Behind the News

    Newsweek Launches Savage Attack on … Newsweek!

    March 6, 2006 12:25 PM

    Today Newsweek brings us yet another cover story on health -- in particular on the widespread public confusion that ensued in the wake of the Women's Health Initiative study earlier this year. And senior editor Barbara Kantrowitz and senior... Continue reading

  12. Behind the News

    Super Bowl Nausea

    February 9, 2006 10:24 AM

    It's early in the year, and we are sure that many other candidates will come to our attention -- they always do -- but, thanks to an alert reader, we think we've found a finalist for the Best Correction of... Continue reading

  13. Behind the News

    Cloaks and Daggers at the New York Times

    February 2, 2006 01:47 PM

    Thanks to a tipster with a sharp eye, we sought out a small story tucked away on page A18 of this morning's New York Times -- and we're glad we did, because said story strikes us as passing strange. <br... Continue reading

  14. Behind the News

    Down the Rabbit Hole

    January 9, 2006 03:17 PM

    The continuing fuss over press failures in reporting the West Virginia mining tragedy has produced some unlikely conclusions from some unlikely quarters. CJR Daily has weighed in twice itself and our conclusions haven't changed much, if... Continue reading

  15. The Audit

    New York Times Discovers Another Trend - Far, Far Away, and Seven Years Too Late

    December 30, 2005 08:30 AM

    Thursday, the New York Times, with a page one national story inexplicably datelined "Portland, Me.," told us that "families in a vast majority of the country can still buy a house for a smaller share of their income than... Continue reading

  16. Behind the News

    In Dowd World, Only the Babes Shall Prevail

    December 10, 2005 04:08 PM

    New York Times op-ed columnist Maureen Dowd, described by more than one admirer as a babe herself, has been thinking a lot lately about gender and age -- she has written a whole book about just that... Continue reading

  17. Behind the News

    The Pitfalls and Perils of Dancing to Wall Street’s Tune

    December 5, 2005 12:51 PM

    It's been a dreary exercise lately, reading Jim Romenesko's collection of media industry news on Some days, it has become little more than a parade of memos from copycat newspaper publishers who, faced for the first time in their... Continue reading

  18. The Audit

    A Prophet of Doom Cherry-Picks the Numbers

    November 28, 2005 04:43 PM

    Gretchen Morgenson, a New York Times Wall Street reporter with a Pulitzer under her belt, is one of the shrewder financial minds in the business press, so it's always surprising to see her stumble. But stumble she did... Continue reading

  19. The Audit

    Introducing The Audit

    November 18, 2005 08:00 AM

    You have just logged on to the latest iteration of CJR Daily, a real-time critique of daily journalism, which operates under the auspices of the Columbia Journalism Review, the country's premier press monitor. Regular readers will note that... Continue reading

  20. Behind the News

    Adios, Judy

    November 10, 2005 12:46 PM

    So Judy Miller is gone, and if there's a goodbye party replete with affectionate toasts and going-away gifts, it won't be at the New York Times.Miller -- a reporter who gave new definition to the phrase "gone native"... Continue reading

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