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The Grave Dancer’s Folly

Blaming newspapers for their plight is a waste of precious time

Despite the tedious posturing of both Web triumphalists (Jeff Jarvis to the Newspaper Association of America: “You blew it!”) and... More

The News Frontier

A mission statement

Welcome to The News Frontier. It's an anxious but exhilarating time for journalists. As the Web topples many long-held assumptions... More

Science Journalism in a Can

Are pre-packaged science stories better than none at all?

Last week, the The Washington Post’s Health section carried a lead story about AIDS immunology research being spearheaded by a... More

How CJR Breaks Bread

Full disclosure on a private event

Since the Columbia Journalism Review is trying today (in a piece posted here) to sort through distinctions about what is... More

No Free Lunch

Who will pay for news? CJR presents four stories searching for journalism’s economic model

Journalists tend to move in packs. Not long ago we thought that the key to the business model of the... More

Beach Reading Redux

CJR’s summer reading list for journalists

Recently, we asked readers to recommend a book to members of the journalistic community for their summer vacations. Below, we... More

“We Love You, Michael”

How much Michael Jackson is too much Michael Jackson?

Since his unexpected death on June 26, Michael Jackson has dominated much of the nation’s news coverage. Howard Kurtz introduced... More

After Rohde

When is it okay to withhold a news story?

In the days since we learned about New York Times reporter David Rohde’s escape from Taliban captivity, it’s also come... More

“There Is a General Bias Toward Management By the Press”

Excerpts from a CJR panel with Ackman, Madrick, Morgenson, Starkman, moderated by Grueskin

We’ve seen some pretty good panels on the financial collapse, but the one we hosted the other night on its... More

Iran in Crisis, Media in Motion

How should the media be covering the events in Iran?

The Western world is hungry for news about the aftermath of Iran’s disputed presidential election. But reporters on the ground... More

Online Outing

What are the ethics of revealing a blogger’s identity?

On Saturday, National Review Online contributor Ed Whelan revealed the identity of pseudonymous Obsidian Wings blogger “publius” as John F.... More

Now What?

Business journalism after the meltdown

UPDATED JUNE 17, 2:30 p.m. CJR's panel on business journalism last night was excellent, if we do say so ourselves.... More

Value Proposition

What do you find valuable in your local news outlets?

A few weeks ago, the media economics professor Robert G. Picard argued that, in order to justify themselves and their... More

Kaiser Heads to Hillman Foundation

Here’s a complete archive of his CJR columns

Charles Kaiser's Full Court Press column has moved to the Web site of the Sidney Hillman Foundation. This is a... More

Beach Reading

What book would you recommend that journalists read this summer?

With the Memorial Day weekend just past, it's official: summer is upon us. And the season of picnics and parades... More

CJR on Gaza

Our package of magazine and Web articles about the conflict in the Middle East

This month, the Columbia Journalism Review is offering three perspectives on the coverage of the fighting in Gaza. J.J. Goldberg,... More

Dowd’s Deed

How should high-profile columnists process and relay information?

You’ve heard the buzz about Maureen Dowd’s Sunday column for The New York Times, the one in which she reproduced,... More

All Together Now

Journalism’s collaborative future

Over the last year, a number of news outlets have done what has traditionally been anathema to journalists: collaborate with... More

Yoo’s on First

Is John Yoo’s columnist status an asset or an insult to democracy?

Today brings a firestorm about the Philadelphia Inquirer's signing of John Yoo—the jurist responsible for authoring the Bush administration's just-released... More

The Eternal Intern-al Debate

Are internships fair? Were they ever?

Intern season is here, reminding us of the perennial ethical hazards attached to this rite of journalistic passage. Unpaid internships... 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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