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Lawrence Pintak on the Arab Media Revolution: A CJR Podcast

“Autocratic Arab governments have long controlled news and information with an iron hand, writes Lawrence Pintak in the cover story... More

Where Did You Get Your bin Laden News?

And now, where do you go for analysis?

Sometimes the news is so big you just have to have the details right away, and the death of Osama... More

Opening Shot

Attacks on reporters and photographers in the Arab world threaten journalism everywhere

Is journalism worth dying for? Murdered journalist Anna Politkovskaya’s editor used those words as the title of a posthumously... More

Bishops agree sex abuse rules

Headlines that editors probably wish they could take back

Girls Think Tank Has Emerged as Key Voice for Human Rights — The San Diego Union-Tribune 1/3/11 Padres pitcher Latos... More

Hard Numbers

Some stats and figures on the news industry

30 percent of visitors to local news and information websites that live outside the site’s market 25 percent of visitors... More

Notes from Our Online Readers

Readers weigh in on who should fill the slot on the New York Times op-ed page

With the recent departures of Frank Rich and Bob Herbert from the New York Times’s opinion pages, and a new... More

Letters to the Editor

Readers respond to our March/April cover story by LynNell Hancock, “Tested”

Grading Teachers LynNell Hancock’s article, “Tested: Covering schools in the age of micro-measurement” (CJR, March/April), gives a thoughtful and thorough... More

What Are America’s Most Essential Magazines?

Help CJR create an alternative to AdWeek’s “Hot List”

Michael Wolff’s revamped AdWeek published its thirty-first annual “Hot List” yesterday—its ranking of the top ten magazines of the moment.... More

Chris Hondros: How He Got that Picture

From CJR’s Covering Iraq oral history

As the world knows by now, the photographers Chris Hondros and Tim Hetherington were killed on April 20 in Misurata,... More

Be a Pulitzer Judge

To which finalist would you give the Breaking News prize?

On Monday, the Pulitzer Prize Board handed out awards in 13 out of 14 categories for journalism. No award was... More

HuffPo, AOL Face Class-Action Lawsuit

Do unpaid bloggers have a case? Or, even, your empathy?

Upon the sale of The Huffington Post to AOL for $315 million in February, CJR's Lauren Kirchner recalled that AOL... More

Paywall Postscript

What have your experiences of the NYT paywall been?

The New York Times’s metered paywall has been in effect since March 28, and reactions to the plan have varied... More

Suggest Some New Columnists for the Times

Who should replace Frank Rich and Bob Herbert?

It’s beginning to feel like The Daily on The New York Times's opinion pages. First, Sunday columnist Frank Rich left... More

Members Only

Two cheers for high-cost subscription journalism

Washington beckons as a land of opportunity for journalists today, at least in the realm of high-cost subscription news. We’re... More

Twitter Turns Five

How has Twitter changed your media diet?

This week, Twitter turns five. Care for a slice of fail-whale shaped birthday cake, anyone? For its users, Twitter has... More

LynNell Hancock on the Problem with Teacher Scores: A CJR Podcast

In the cover story of CJR’s March/April issue, “Tested: Covering schools in the age of micro-measurement,” LynNell Hancock writes, “The... More

Brooke Kroeger on James O’Keefe and Undercover Reporting: A CJR Podcast

Is James O’Keefe a “journalist”? Does it matter? Do the political goals of an undercover reporter—or activist—affect the value of... More

Does NPR Have a Liberal Bias?

And, if so, how would we measure it?

At the root of the hubbub over the conservative activist sting on a pair of NPR fundraisers and NPR CEO... More

Newsweek’s Redesign Gets Two Thumbs Down

Is the harsh reaction from media critics warranted?

The newly redesigned Newsweek launched yesterday, and as soon as the first images appeared online, the issue quickly became a... More

Frank Rich Leaves the Times After Three Decades

Is his move part of an exodus from legacy media to the web?

Veteran Washington Post columnist Howard Kurtz raised a ruckus last fall when he made the move to Tina Brown’s The... More

Stop using ‘Brooklyn’ to mean hipster neighborhoods - Elite-oriented outlets typically only cover the borough’s most affluent, Manhattan-adjacent neighborhoods

The Reporters Committee is about to start suing people to help journalists - Katie Townsend joins the organization as its first litigation director

How a Nebraska newspaper kicked off a major prison sentencing scandal - The Omaha World-Herald found that hundreds of inmates were being released early

On media freedom, United Nations plays by its own rules - Months of international crises raises the stakes for reporting on the UN, but investigative journalists remain without a right to information

Keep calm and write a headline worth reading - Ease up on the exaggerations because someday you may need those explosive adjectives when a truly big story lands


Adviser of high school paper that refused to use ‘Redskins’ suspended (Student Press Law Center)

“Amid a months-long battle with administrators for editorial control … the Playwickian’s faculty adviser was suspended for two days this week”

Apple’s ‘warrant canary’ disappears (GigaOm)

Apple included language in its first Transparency Report to say that it had not been subject to a Section 215 Patriot Act request. That language is now gone.

Trend Piece (New Yorker)

Buzzword, buzzword, buzzword. Isn’t the buzzword on your mind now? Perhaps it is on other people’s minds? Read on or you’ll be clueless, dated, and without any friends in the world. Buzzword again!

This Is How Joanna Coles Changed Cosmo (Refinery29)

The British reporter-turned-editor has made good on her promises to bring politics to the magazine, win some very big-deal journalism awards, and secure the most interesting exclusive interviews

Bloggingheads

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

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