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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

Beyond the Facts

A partisan era requires a vigorous press

The voters have seated a new House of Representatives with an agenda dramatically at odds with that of the president,... More

Accuracy and Crisis

Were early, erroneous reports of Giffords’s death preventable?

“Initial reporting on the attempted assassination of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, Democrat from Arizona’s Eighth District, was riddled with the kind... More

Craig Silverman on the Biggest WikiLeaks Error: a CJR Podcast

CJR columnist Craig Silverman wrote on Friday about a very persistent—and highly problematic—error that many major news organizations have made... More

Solar system plagued again by thieves

Headlines that editors probably wish they could take back

Terrorist Is Returned To Prison In Gun Case -The New York Times 10/29/10 Ex-Trader Gets 3 Years In France -The... More

Hard Numbers

Some stats and figures on the news industry

100 journalists and analysts to be hired by Bloomberg Government, a D.C.-based subscription service launching in early 2011 $2,495 gets... More

Hey millionaire tech bros: Have patience with the editorial process - Chris Hughes probably wanted to enable great journalism at first. Then the dust settled and before you know it, he’s shaking everything up again

Serial creators don’t know what will happen to Adnan Syed - New developments in his legal case suggest that the outcome is wide open

Price hike at UC Berkeley’s journalism school - Governing body approves additional fee of $7,500 starting 2016

Will Denver really have a newspaper war? - As a billionaire floats reviving the Rocky Mountain News, The Denver Post might buckle its chin strap

FOIA reform dies while the press looked the other way - RIP Improvement Act of 2014


The traffic lure of outrage (Slate)

“I didn’t become a journalist to peddle indignation on Facebook. But it sells—the page views don’t lie.”

NBC news producer’s sons were in the besieged school in Peshawar (NBCnews.com)

“I remained silent and didn’t know what to say — I know how such attacks on schools usually end”

Hero mom calls into CSPAN to berate her arguing pundit sons (WaPo)

“This was not planned. She called in on the normal line.”

Dick Cheney doesn’t want to call it torture but the media doesn’t have to follow (Vox)

“People deserve to know that the American government (proudly!) did things that in any other context are called torture”

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