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Must-reads of the week

This week is off the record

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

Obama’s war on journalism

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

“Time passes very slowly when you’re in a hippo’s mouth”

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 Great Gatsby, the Washington photobomb, Pigford, the high five

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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And that’s the way it was: May 10, 2006

A. M. Rosenthal, former NYT executive editor, dies in Manhattan

On this day seven years ago, legendary New York Times executive editor Abraham Michael "A.M." Rosenthal died at the age... More

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And that’s the way it was: May 9, 1918

60 Minutes correspondent Mike Wallace is born

Television broadcast journalist Myron Leon "Mike" Wallace was born on this day in 1918. During his 60-year career in broadcasting,... More

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And that’s the way it was: May 8, 1984

Lila Bell Wallace, cofounder and publisher of Reader’s Digest, dies of heart failure

Born Lila Bell Acheson, she married DeWitt Wallace in 1921. The two went on to found Reader's Digest, the monthly... More

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And that’s the way it was: May 7, 1945

Germany signs unconditional surrender, ending European conflict of World War II

On May 7, 1945, Germany signed the terms for unconditional surrender at Allied headquarters in Rheims, France, thus putting an... More

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And that’s the way it was: May 6, 1937

The Hindenburg disaster

On this day in 1937, the German passenger zeppelin Hindenburg caught fire, crashed, and burned down to nothing but its... More

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Must-reads of the week

Stuffed Banana with Dreadlocks Edition

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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And that’s the way it was: May 3, 1978

The first piece of email spam is sent

On an evil day, 35 years ago today, a sinister pair of hands typed and sent out the first ever... More

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And that’s the way it was: May 2, 1885

Good Housekeeping magazine is first published

Founded in 1885 by Clark W. Bryan, Good Housekeeping was purchased in 1911 by the Heart Corporation, which still owns... More

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Opening Shot

In December, as an impromptu inside joke, British designer and journalist Martin Belam took 10 minutes to craft a... More

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Empty calories

To feed young minds, let’s add some nutrition to social media

(Illustration by Daniel Chang) If you've spent time with anyone under 25 recently, you will have noticed that they... More

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Letters to the editor

Readers respond to our March/April issue

Editor in chief's note 'The journalism community deserves diversity, but why aren't we getting it?" asked Farai Chideya, moderator of... More

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Hard numbers

Pew, that’s a lotta research!

72 percent of all US adults who say the most common way they hear about news from family and friends... More

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Cause and affect

DoSomething.org’s surveys of teens suggest that the voters of tomorrow do actually care about current affairs

Who says kids are apathetic and don't care about the news? Well, kids do--but their behavior suggests otherwise. A... More

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That’s incredible

How students at one California high school are learning to discern what is (and isn’t) news

"A lot of students believe all news is created equal," says Alan Miller of the News Literacy Project, which helps... More

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The Buzz

They’re back!

After 17 years underground, a brood of cicadas is emerging from the soil this spring, from the Carolinas to... More

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The Conversation

Sports section 2.0

After two years as deputy editor, Jason Stallman took over in January as The New York Times sports editor... More

New survey reveals everything you think about freelancing is true - Data from Project Word quantifies challenges of freelance investigative reporting

Why one editor won’t run any more op-eds by the Heritage Foundation’s top economist - A reply to Paul Krugman on state taxes and job growth made some incorrect claims

Why we ‘stave off’ colds - It all started with wine

The New Republic, then and now - Tallying the staff turnover at the overhauled magazine

Why serious journalism can coexist with audience-pleasing content - Legacy media organizations should experiment with digital platforms while continuing to publish hard news


The rise of feelings journalism (TNR)

“Bloom engaged in an increasingly popular style of writing, which I’ve discussed on my blog before, which I call “feelings journalism.” It involves a writer making an argument based on what they imagine someone else is thinking, what they feel may be another person’s feelings. The realm of fact, of reporting, has been left behind.”

Things a war correspondent should never say (WSJ)

“The correspondent retelling war stories surely knows that fellow correspondents had faced the same dangers or worse”

On WaPo trying to interview a cow (National Journal)

“‘I wasn’t milked on the White House lawn by a strange man,’ The Washington Post—the venerable institution that would later come to break the Watergate scandal and win 48 Pulitzers—quoted her, a farm animal, as saying”

Bloggingheads

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

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