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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

CJR (Mostly) Dark Until the New Year

The headline pretty much says it all. We're heading out for the holidays and won't be doing much posting until... More

Winter Reading List Revisited

A reader-recommended list of books for journalists

Earlier this month, we asked readers to recommend a book to members of the journalistic community. Below, we present an... More

The Best Stories of 2009

What were some of your favorite stories from the past year?

The holiday season isn’t only about stressful shopping excursions and even more stressful family get-togethers; it’s also, traditionally, a time... More

A Study of Reading Habits

How have devices like the Kindle changed the way you read?

It’s the holidays and the e-reader has been anointed as the hot gift this year (sorry, Tickle-Me Elmo). The mobile... More

Comments of the Week

December 7-11, 2009

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

Winter Reading List

What are some books that journalists should read this winter?

About a year ago, we asked readers to help us compile a list of journalism-related books that would make for... More

Into the Woods

How should the media be covering the car crash heard ‘round the world?

Tiger Woods, you may have heard, got himself into a little fender-bender late last week. Since then, we've been greeted... More

Giving Thanks

Journalistically speaking, what are you thankful for?

It's been a rough year for traditional journalism, all things considered. Financial infirmity has led to widespread layoffs, buyouts, and... More

Newsweek, API, and Ethics

What guidelines should govern advertiser-sponsored events?

Last week, news reports revealed that, since 2007, Newsweek has sold advertising packages to the American Petroleum Industry--the oil and... More

The Link Economy

What are the ethical issues involved in paying for traffic?

In a recent entry at his Web site, soundbitten.com, the journalist Greg Beato writes about what he calls the “bizarre... More

A Helping Hand

The case for (smart) government support of journalism

When in September President Obama said he would be “happy to look” at congressional proposals designed to help the beleaguered... More

A Bushel and a Beck

For news organizations, where’s the line between reporting the news and deciding what’s news?

Appearing on WAMU's The Kojo Nnamdi Show a couple weeks ago, NPR ombud Alicia Shepard engaged in a practice... More

Quote Machines

Help us name the “experts” most often quoted in the press

If you spend enough time following the news, you may begin to feel like you’ve made some unexpected friends. Like... More

The Tea Party is timeless - Richard Hofstadter’s Anti-Intellectualism In American Life reviewed

How misinformation goes viral: a Truthy story - Conservative media’s reaction to an Indiana University project shows how shoddy information can quickly become an online narrative

Do you know Elise Andrew? - The creator of the Facebook page “I fucking love science” is journalism’s first self-made brand

Goodbye and good luck to all of us - Dean Starkman on leaving CJR

When quitting goes viral - Thanks to social media, resignations get a global audience


This Is How Joanna Coles Changed Cosmo (Refinery29)

The British reporter-turned-editor has made good on her promises to bring politics to the magazine, win some very big-deal journalism awards, and secure the most interesting exclusive interviews

Awareness, #Awareness, and Ray Rice (The Classical)

The coverage of Ray Rice’s punch is not translating into offering information on domestic violence

Bloggingheads

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

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A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

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