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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

Ryan Chittum on Unions, Apple, and Madoff: A CJR Podcast

In CJR's latest podcast, assistant editor Lauren Kirchner speaks with Ryan Chittum, deputy editor of The Audit on CJR.org, about... More

Notes from Our Online Readers

A reader’s response to a CJR.org post about Congresswoman Giffords

In our January 11 News Meeting, we asked our readers, are the kind of errors that followed the shooting of... More

Girls’ school still offering ‘something special’ — head

Headlines that editors probably wish they could take back

AP Exclusive: Iran invites nations to nuke sites —The Associated Press 1/4/11 Pedestrian deaths largely flat in U.S., Maryland —baltimoresun.com... More

Hard Numbers

Some stats and figures on the news industry

14 percent of coverage given to former press secretary Scott McClellan and his book, What Happened: Inside the Bush White... More

Letters to the Editor

Philip Gourevitch reacts to Tristan McConnell’s piece about him, and McConnell responds

The Storytellers Thanks for the excellent piece by Vanessa Gezari (“Crossfire in Kandahar,” CJR, January/February). I wished the story would... More

Opening Shot

Al Jazeera showed global media how to cover an uprising

>Al Jazeera, the pan-Arab satellite news network, showed global media how to cover a people’s uprising—by getting right into the... More

Assessing Al Jazeera

What’s your general impression of Al Jazeera English?

As revolutions ripple through the Middle East, Al Jazeera has kept its cameras rolling. Few American cable networks offer Al... More

Judith Matloff on Lara Logan and Safety On the Beat: a CJR Podcast

This week, we heard the horrible news of the assault of Lara Logan, CBS News's chief foreign correspondent, in Cairo's... More

The Daily’s Next Challenge

What can the iPad newspaper do to make itself relevant?

When the highly-anticipated iPad news outlet The Daily launched on February 2, it was met with mixed reviews. Many readers... More

Huffington Post Goes Supersonic

What do you love/hate about The Huffington Post?

Change is in air at the Huffington Post, dahhhh-link. We may not know what the new Huffington Post Media Group... More

Following Egypt

What are your go-to news and information sources?

It has now been a week since reform-seeking protestors by the thousands began taking to the streets of Cairo and... More

Philip Gourevitch Shoots Back

A response to “One Man’s Rwanda,” with replies from its author and CJR’s editors

[Update: Howard French has also written a reply, below.] Re: “One Man’s Rwanda: Philip Gourevitch softens some hard truths” by... More

So Long, Olbermann

What’s next for NBC?

With one abrupt announcement at the end of his show on Friday, Keith Olbermann ended his run on MSNBC, where... More

The SPJ’s Tough Call

Should SPJ have retired the Helen Thomas Award?

In June of last year, White House press corps vet Helen Thomas resigned from her columnist’s post with Hearst Newspapers... More

Vanessa M. Gezari on “Crossfire in Kandahar”: a CJR Podcast

The January/February issue cover story, "Crossfire in Kandahar," discusses the particular obstacles that journalists face when reporting in Afghanistan, even... More

Virginian-Pilot journalists: Corporate management pressure is stifling coverage - “Lovers of journalism in this newsroom are pissed. It’s bad.”

Paper files public records request—and city’s response is a lawsuit - Local officials argue Montana courts should strike balance between privacy and disclosure

BBC Pop-Up reports from small town America - A small team is traveling across the United States for six months in hopes of finding underreported local stories

What game design can do for journalism - Three newly selected fellows at American University talk about the medium’s future

Timeline, an app based on ‘the history of…’ - But chronology doesn’t reveal everything


Photojournalism while pregnant (NYT Mag)

“Momentarily forgetting I was pregnant, I jockeyed for a position close enough to capture the initial moments of euphoria, hurling myself into the mix of hundreds of frenzied relatives. As the weight of men started to close in on me, I realized how vulnerable I was and started to panic.”

We should all step back from security journalism (Medium)

“It should be made clear, in law, that the tasks security reseachers do to make the net more secure and journalists do to understand and contextualize the truth for the public are not crimes”

Trust In Business And Media Is Declining, But People Have Faith In Search Engines (Buzzfeed)

People have become less trusting of major institutions, according to the annual Edelman Trust Barometer. And large majorities doubt that businesses want to make the world a better place.

With New Charlie Hebdo Cover, News Value Should Have Prevailed (NYT)

Public editor Margaret Sullivan on why the paper should have published the images.

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