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Media New Year’s Resolutions

What are your journalistic resolutions for 2011?

No point giving up dark chocolate, red wine, or blacker-than-black coffee. We're journalists. We'd last a week. Max. And exercise?... More

CJR’s New Board of Overseers

A new group to help set strategy and locate resources

The Columbia Journalism Review, which will enter its fiftieth year in 2011, has formed a Board of Overseers to help... More

CJR’s New Board of Overseers

A new group to help set strategy and locate resources

The Columbia Journalism Review, which will enter its fiftieth year in 2011, has formed a Board of Overseers to help... More

Holiday Reading List

Recommend a book for a journalist this season

This holiday season, there’s nothing better you can give your favorite overworked journalist than a good book, with a note... More

Hacks and Heroes

Who’s missing from Salon’s “biggest media hacks” list?

Salon published its “War Room Hack Thirty” the day before Thanksgiving. The list features Salon's “least favorite political commentators, newspaper... More

Hear CJR on WNYC

CJR’s Clint Hendler was on WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show Friday morning discussing the recent release of The Paterson E-Mails.... More

Public Help Sought in Shooting of Neighborhood Cat

Headlines that editors probably wish they could take back

Efforts Meant to Help Workers Batter South Africa’s Poor —The New York Times 9/26/10 Christine O’Donnell’s Masturbation Stance —ABCnews.com 9/16/10 More

Hard Numbers

Some stats and figures on the news industry

47 percent of Internet users ages fifty to sixty-four used social networking between April 2009 and May 2010—up from 25... More

Notes from Online Readers

CJR.org readers weigh in on journalism career mistakes and the shrinking Sacramento press corps

In CJR's September 28 news meeting, “Woulda Coulda Shoulda,” we asked our readers, Have you made any pivotal career mistakes... More

Letters to the Editor

Readers weigh in on our September/October cover story “The Hamster Wheel”

Hamster Food for Thought Great article (“Hamster Wheel” by Dean Starkman, CJR, September/October). “The Wheel” entirely devalues the profession of... More

WikiLeaks Coverage, Day Two

A look at second-day WikiLeaks coverage from The New York Times, The Guardian, Der Spiegel, and others

The New York Times Day two of the Times’s coverage of the latest WikiDump arrives with few “explosive” revelations, but... More

Are You Angry about WikiLeaks?

If so, why? If not, why not?

From Sarah Palin to the Times readers who grilled Bill Keller over that paper’s right to publish information contained in... More

Opening Shot

In an election season, the press must sort fact from fiction and follow the money

The midterm election season produced stories that tested journalism’s ability to do what it must during political campaigns: sort fact... More

Thanksgiving Time

Tell us what in journalism you are thankful for

Holidays are a reminder that we’ve gone another turn around the sun, a time to take time to take stock.... More

Whither NewsBeast?

What do you think of the Daily Beast/Newsweek merge?

News of the merger deal between IAC’s The Daily Beast and Sidney Harman’s Newsweek lit up the Internet last Friday.... More

The Olbermann Question

What are the journalistic consequences of reporters donating to political campaigns?

One question which has gone largely unaddressed in the Keith Olbermann controversy is this: Is there a difference between donating... More

Olbermann Suspends “Worst Person” Segment

What other segments, programs, or people should be cut from cable news?

After accusing Jon Stewart of jumping the shark on Twitter over the weekend, Keith Olbermann last night gave in to... More

Escape the Silos

How the press can help rebuild the American conversation

In his wonderful book, The Earl of Louisiana, A. J. Liebling takes many a detour on his way to explaining... More

What Are You Wearing?

Describe your journalism-themed Halloween costume

We all know journalism’s a scary business and we journalists are scary people. Sunday’s your chance to prove it. What... More

No Comment

Do candidates have to talk to reporters?

Slate’s media man Jack Shafer goes against the grain in a column published yesterday, arguing that it isn’t necessarily bad... More

Why won’t journalists ask Bill Cosby the tough questions? - Sexual assault charges are hardly ever mentioned to the TV star

Knoxville’s alt-weekly wasn’t losing money. It got shut down anyway - Scripps pulls the plug on Metro Pulse in favor of an entertainment supplement for the local daily

Chuck Todd’s Obama book says more about the author than it does about the president - ‘The Stranger’ underscores a broader problem with the way we cover politics

Beware labeling Pope Francis a liberal - Political boxes like liberal/conservative and evolutionist/creationist miss his real significance

The Virginian-Pilot produces a breakthrough investigation amid layoffs - Reporter John Holland discusses how the story came together, newsroom cutbacks, and colleagues who cover for each other


Which media outlets use ‘illegal immigrant’? (Fusion)

“[I]n spite of all the good reasons not to use the phrase, it is still very easy to find in the US press, even in headlines”

Jack Shafer on losing his job (Capital New York)

“Right now, my immediate plan is to go to work as a lay therapist at The Intercept to bring the healing there so John Cook and Matt Taibbi can return. I have great interpersonal skills.”

On outlets that continue to call unknown drone victims ‘militants’ (The Intercept)

“Like the US drone program itself, this deceitful media practice continues unabated”

UNITY’s convention is no more (All Digitocracy)

“The organization’s board of directors decided that UNITY will no longer host the quadrennial conferences for which it had become known”

Bloggingheads

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

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