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Must-reads of the week

Somaly Mam, the race beat and America’s ‘records of carnage.’

Culled from CJR’s own stories, plus the frequently updated “Must-reads from around the Web,” our staff recommendations for the best... More

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Must-reads of the week

Press freedom in Burma, Gawker makes office banter public, and Brazil mourns a soccer defeat.

Culled from CJR’s own stories, plus the frequently updated “Must-reads from around the Web,” our staff recommendations for the best... More

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A look at the last nine US reporters who faced the possibility of jail time

Each protected sources while under threat of imprisonment

Do journalists have a right to protect their sources? The issue is back in the news with the Supreme... More

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Letters to the editor

Readers respond to our May/June issue

Robot vs. Human How many news media drones--or camera and microphone mounted on the end of broomsticks (see last graph... More

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Journalism’s bright future (is a lie?)

Slate’s Jacob Weisberg and Harper’s John R. MacArthur on the new world

Since 1985, the George T. Delacorte Center at Columbia Journalism School has hosted a lecture series on magazine journalism. Over... More

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Must-reads of the week

Women opinion columnists, SCOTUSblog, and global beauty standards

Culled from CJR's frequently updated "Must-reads from around the Web," our staff recommendations for the best pieces of journalism (and... More

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Must-reads of the week

The “Deep Throat” garage, the gospel of disruption, and artisanal food

Culled from CJR's frequently updated "Must-reads from around the Web," our staff recommendations for the best pieces of journalism (and... More

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Must-reads of the week

BuzzFeed, the racism beat, and turning 14 in Cincinnati

Culled from CJR's frequently updated "Must-reads from around the Web," our staff recommendations for the best pieces of journalism (and... More

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Must-reads of the week

The American Prospect, SCOTUS declines to hear a protecting-sources case, a refugee photography project

Culled from CJR's frequently updated "Must-reads from around the Web," our staff recommendations for the best pieces of journalism (and... More

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2 CJR writers win Mirror Awards

Staff writer Michael Meyer and past contributor Jina Moore are honored for their CJR work

This year's Mirror Awards winners were announced on Wednesday afternoon in New York City, and two of the honorees won... More

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Must-reads of the week

College journalism, Hillary Clinton and local people with their arms crossed

Culled from CJR's frequently updated "Must-reads from around the Web," our staff recommendations for the best pieces of journalism (and... More

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Must-reads of the week

Why journalists struggle as newsroom leaders and the Pentagon’s zombie defense plan

Culled from CJR's frequently updated "Must-reads from around the Web," our staff recommendations for the best pieces of journalism (and... More

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Must-reads of the week

Celebrity profiles, unpaid internships, Dean Baquet

Culled from CJR's frequently updated "Must-reads from around the Web," our staff recommendations for the best pieces of journalism (and... More

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Must-reads of the week

Lupita Nyong’o, Lara Logan, Barbara Walters, Dirtbag Shakespeare

Culled from CJR's frequently updated "Must-reads from around the Web," our staff recommendations for the best pieces of journalism (and... More

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Must-reads of the week

Tina Brown, Janet Mock, and Twitter

Culled from CJR's frequently updated "Must-reads from around the Web," our staff recommendations for the best pieces of journalism (and... More

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Opening Shot

Just because the media says you’re the front-runner, does that make it so?

At a public appearance in April, New York Times columnist Tom Friedman asked Hillary Clinton if she was interested... More

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Letters to the editor

Readers respond to our March/April issue

Say it ain't so Thank you for the article "Who cares if it's true?" in the March/April edition. During my... More

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Awards

And the winner is…

Many people have a nagging sense that journalism awards are about journalists' vanity. No doubt, they have a point. The... More

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The Lower Case

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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


A First Look update (First Look Media)

“[R]ather than immediately launching a large collection of digital ‘magazines’ based on strong, expert journalists with their own followings, as we imagined earlier, we’ll begin by building out the two we’ve started and then explore adding new ones as we learn”

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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