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Vacation Mode

What, if any, media sources do you still check while on vacation?

With half the world and all of Washington D.C. on vacation--including the commander-in-chief, who will be summering on Martha’s Vineyard... More

Truth or Consequences

How should the press sort fact from fiction in a rumor-ridden world?

Mandated abortions. Dying on a wait list. Death panels. The healthcare debate teems with rumors, innuendo, and flat-out lies--ranging from... More

Drunk and Disorderly

Is it OK for papers to “disappear” controversial online content?

It all started with a really bad idea, a bottle of beer, and a still of our Secretary of State.... More

Members Only

What matters more when it comes to paid content: information or experience?

The New York Times, like most news outlets currently in--which is to say, currently fighting for--existence, is spending much of... More

Do You Remember Walter?

What can contemporary journalists learn from Walter Cronkite?

In the days since Walter Cronkite's recent death, the media have been awash with eulogies for and remembrances of the... More

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

Virginian-Pilot journalists: Corporate management pressure is stifling coverage - “Lovers of journalism in this newsroom are pissed. It’s bad.”

Paper files public records request—and city’s response is a lawsuit - Local officials argue Montana courts should strike balance between privacy and disclosure

BBC Pop-Up reports from small town America - A small team is traveling across the United States for six months in hopes of finding underreported local stories

What game design can do for journalism - Three newly selected fellows at American University talk about the medium’s future

Timeline, an app based on ‘the history of…’ - But chronology doesn’t reveal everything


Photojournalism while pregnant (NYT Mag)

“Momentarily forgetting I was pregnant, I jockeyed for a position close enough to capture the initial moments of euphoria, hurling myself into the mix of hundreds of frenzied relatives. As the weight of men started to close in on me, I realized how vulnerable I was and started to panic.”

We should all step back from security journalism (Medium)

“It should be made clear, in law, that the tasks security reseachers do to make the net more secure and journalists do to understand and contextualize the truth for the public are not crimes”

Trust In Business And Media Is Declining, But People Have Faith In Search Engines (Buzzfeed)

People have become less trusting of major institutions, according to the annual Edelman Trust Barometer. And large majorities doubt that businesses want to make the world a better place.

With New Charlie Hebdo Cover, News Value Should Have Prevailed (NYT)

Public editor Margaret Sullivan on why the paper should have published the images.

Bloggingheads

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

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