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Comments of the Week

March 8-12, 2010

At the end of each week, we excerpt some of the most insightful, articulate, interesting, and entertaining comments we’ve received... More

“Rejuvenating American Journalism”

What the FTC will hear today from Robert McChesney

Among those who care about serious journalism, some are counting on an economic comeback that will bring sufficient media advertising... More

Rahm, Off the Record

How much should you talk to someone off-record if they refuse to go on?

The latest installment in the media’s long-running series of articles about Rahm Emanuel is also the lengthiest: Peter Baker’s profile... More

Comments of the Week

March 1-5, 2010

At the end of each week, we excerpt some of the most insightful, articulate, interesting, and entertaining comments we’ve received... More

Press Forward: Authority and Credibility

The latest entries in CJR’s “Press Forward: Dialogues on the Future of News” series

Who Says - Megan Garber on narrative authority in a fragmented world Trust Falls – Justin Peters on lessons from... More

Breaking Out the Wite-Out

Distressing data from a new CJR report

The new CJR survey on the practices of magazine Web sites (read it here!) contains lots of interesting information, but... More

Comments of the Week

February 22-26, 2010

Every Friday, we excerpt some of the most insightful, articulate, interesting, and entertaining comments we’ve received that week. Think we’ve... More

Olympic Media: Who’s Owning the Podium?

And who oughta be disqualified?

Here we are right in the midst of Olympics season, and just like everyone else, CJR has caught the snow... More

The “Brave Bystander” Effect

This morning, we learned that the George Polk Awards have created a new category for videography--and that the category's first... More

Comments of the Week

February 8-12, 2010

Every Friday, we excerpt some of the most insightful, articulate, interesting, and entertaining comments we've received that week. Think we’ve... More

Father and Son

Should Times Jerusalem bureau chief Ethan Bronner be reassigned?

A conflict-of-interest concern that’s been rumbling around The New York Times was dragged into the open over the weekend by... More

More Than a Job

The emotional toll of journalism’s ‘transition’

The American Newsroom photograph in our January/February 2009 issue is of a Pittsburgh Post-Gazettereporter seated at a desk that groans... More

This Is CNN

Is there still a market for a cable news station that tries not to take sides?

CNN, the granddaddy of cable news, has won accolades for its coverage of the unfolding disaster in Haiti. Working with... More

Comments of the Week

January 25-29, 2010

Every Friday, we excerpt some of the most insightful, articulate, interesting, and entertaining comments we receive each week. Think we’ve... More

Obama’s Book Club

Name one thing you think the president should read

With The Washington Post’s hagiographic look the other day into President Obama’s reading habits, and into presumably what influences his... More

Haiti in the Headlines

What’s your take on the coverage of the Haitian earthquake?

Since a devastating earthquake rocked Haiti a week ago, the impoverished island nation has been front-page news around the world.... More

Comments of the Week

January 11-15, 2010

Every Friday, we excerpt some of the most insightful, articulate, interesting, and entertaining comments we receive each week. Think we’ve... More

“Burned” Book

Did Halperin and Heilemann play fair with Harry Reid?

The controversy surrounding Harry Reid’s remarks has occupied the nation’s political press since they broke late Friday night. But a... More

Comments of the Week

January 4-8, 2010

Every Friday, we excerpt some of the most insightful, articulate, interesting, and entertaining comments we receive each week. Think we’ve... More

Thus Be It Resolved…

Suggest a New Year’s resolution for a journalist or two

Now that we’re a good five days into 2010 and you’ve already broken your own New Year’s resolutions, we at... More

How Forbes got to $475 million - That’s what a Hong Kong investor has agreed to pay for a firm that two years ago had trouble paying its rent

Are female journalists up to the job of a Jill Abramson interview? - Reporters avoid unflattering discussion about her firing

How to check if that viral video is true - Journalists don’t always verify user-generated content, so readers need to learn how to verify what they see online

The Grand Dame of Florida reporting has retired twice, but she’s still causing trouble - A conversation with the Tampa Bay Times’ Lucy Morgan

Brick by brick - After years of shrinking ambition at The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos has the paper thinking global domination


How to be a decent entertainment reporter (Eric Danton)

“Here’s how not to suck at it: Don’t write like an entertainment reporter”

A First Look update (First Look Media)

“[R]ather than immediately launching a large collection of digital ‘magazines’ based on strong, expert journalists with their own followings, as we imagined earlier, we’ll begin by building out the two we’ve started and then explore adding new ones as we learn”

The White House deploys minders to interviews all the time (WaPo)

“Almost every officially sanctioned exchange between reporters and the proverbial ‘senior administration officials’ is conducted in the presence of a press staffer”

The down-and-dirty history of TMZ (BuzzFeed)

“TMZ’s real engine — what defines its mission, what legitimizes it and sets it apart — is a unique and controversial mix of scandal mongering and investigative journalism”

Bloggingheads

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

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Who Owns What

The Business of Digital Journalism

A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

Study Guides

Questions and exercises for journalism students.