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Making News Pay

Is it possible to design a paywall that’s both permeable and profitable?

After years in which discussion of getting readers to pay for news was out of fashion, momentum seems to be... More

The Graduates

What advice do you have for new journalism school graduates?

Today, amid much pomp and circumstance, the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism minted its newest crop of alums. It... More

Tip Off

Did the press report too many details about the Times Square car bomb?

Faisal Shahzad, the man suspected of parking an SUV packed with explosive material along a busy Times Square thoroughfare, was... More

Arizona on Our Minds

Has the coverage of Arizona’s new immigration law been overly sensational?

For the last month, as Arizona debated and passed new strict anti-illegal immigration measures into law, the press has struggled... More

The Hands That Feed

Managing conflicts of interest in the era of nonprofit journalism

The need to manage real and perceived conflicts of interest, and the self-censorship that can accompany them, has always been... More

Bill Moyers Signs Off

The esteemed journalist’s last Journal airs Friday night

Tonight marks the airing of the last edition of Bill Moyers Journal on PBS stations nationwide. An online tribute page... More

Apple vs. Gizmodo

Who are you rooting for?

There’s a lot to chew over, ethically and legally, in Gizmodo’s acquisition of something that looks an awful lot like... More

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall…

Four CJR writers are named finalists for media coverage awards

We’re delighted today to bring you some more happy news about Columbia Journalism Review: four of our writers are among... More

What Crisis?

Pulitzers pass over financial reporting

If you had to pick a single story that has shaped our recent times, it would be the financial crisis... More

Live from New York: It’s Pulitzer Day

This year's Pulitzer Prizes will be announced just after three this afternoon. CJR will be live tweeting the event, and... More

The Pentagon Papers: A CJR Panel

Video of the recent panel discussion hosted by CJR

The New York Times first printed stories based on the Pentagon’s detailed secret history of the war in Vietnam on... More

Picture This

As the professional path for photojournalists fades, what’s being lost?

Yesterday, a story on the Web site of The New York Times noted the seismic shifts roiling the field of... More

You’re Reading a Winner

CJR takes the Bart Richards Award for Media Criticism

We are happy to report that the Columbia Journalism Review is this year’s winner of the Bart Richards Award for... More

Into the Woods

If you were to interview Tiger Woods, what would you ask him?

For the first time since the sex scandal that upended his personal and professional life in November, Tiger Woods gave... More

The Unconquered

A grassroots effort to keep journalism’s mission alive

In late October 2005, Dan Grech returned home to Miami after two months spent covering the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina... More

Top Secret: The Battle for the Pentagon Papers

A clip from the recent CJR panel discussion

On March 16, 2010, the Columbia Journalism Review hosted a benefit performance of the play Top Secret: The Battle for... More

When the Well Runs Dry

Is Duke Energy’s support for a new SciTech section a problem?

Last week, CJR’s online science desk, The Observatory, ran a story about the launch of a new weekly science and... More

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

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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The Business of Digital Journalism

A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

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Questions and exercises for journalism students.