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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

The Hundred-Day Stretch

Is there value in marking this presidential milestone?

It’s been hard to miss the steady drumbeat counting down to Obama’s 100th day in office. Yesterday we wrote that... More

Prize Fighter

What would your fantasy journalism award look like?

The Pulitzer Prizes may be among the most prestigious of journalism awards, but they are by no means the only... More

Ad Nauseam

What do you think about online ads?

In a post yesterday, Nieman Journalism Lab’s Martin Langeveld crunched the numbers underscoring the general assumption that “the audience for... More

Public Speaking

What would you say to the Newspaper Association of America?

Today, the Newspaper Association of America closes out its annual conference with a keynote speech from Google CEO Eric Schmidt.... More

Trudy Lieberman Campaign Desk Archive

A complete archive of Trudy Lieberman’s Campaign Desk articles

This archive is no longer updated. Please click here for a complete and updated list of Trudy Lieberman's Campaign Desk... More

Stephen Adler’s Ten Things

The Business Week editor talks about life in the magazine world

"I'm very scared of Dean Starkman," admitted BusinessWeek editor-in-chief Stephen Adler, when asked how his magazine fared in covering the... More

Say Uncle (Sam)

What would government tax subsidies mean for journalism?

In the current issue of The Nation, John Nichols and Robert McChesney make an argument for government intervention in American... More

Live-Blogging Obama’s Online Town Hall

Starting 11:30 AM EST

In the comments section of this post, starting now. More

Reasons to Believe

Journalism’s search for a support system

There is a lot of death talk around journalism lately. A case in point that stuck in our craw was... More

CJR Audio: The Future of Investigative Journalism

A discussion on the future of the journalistic watchdog

On March 12 and 13, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism hosted Enlarging the Space for Watchdog Journalism, a conference... More

Live-Blogging Blago’s Radio Show

Until 11 AM EST

In the comments section of this post. Listen in with us, right now, on Chicago's WLS-AM. More

Live-Blogging Tonight’s Presidential Press Conference

CJR staffers will be live-blogging tonight's presidential press conference (airing at 8pm on all major networks, and streaming live on... More

Peer Presser

What’s the point of all these presidential press conferences?

If you tune in to MSNBC today, you might see a black-and-white ticker occasionally pop up in the corner of... More

Stop trolling your readers - We know you’re only doing it for clicks

Des Moines Register prepares for a ‘very stressful’ newsroom restructuring - Editor Amalie Nash speaks on turnover, transformation, and a virtual reality adventure

PBS pulls ads from Harper’s Magazine after critical essay - Piece argues public broadcaster has fallen under the sway of political influence and outside money

Should all journalists be on Twitter? - Reasons to take up or forgo the 140-character platform

The Tennessean is borrowing reporters from other Gannett papers - Music columnist Peter Cooper is latest journalist to part ways with Nashville paper


Ben Bradlee, 93 (WaPo)

“From the moment he took over The Post newsroom in 1965, Mr. Bradlee sought to create an important newspaper that would go far beyond the traditional model of a metropolitan daily”

I’m a black journalist quitting media because I’m sick of racism (TNR)

“Among the challenges that make racism so difficult to fix, and so odiously constant, is that white people often don’t even recognize when they’re saying or doing something that cuts their black colleagues to the bone”

High Times hits middle age (NYMag)

After 40 years, every issue still features a weed centerfold

Lawmakers on why they’re mired in place (Esquire)

Mark Warren “spoke with 90 members of the House and Senate about what’s gone so wrong in Congress. Sometimes it got a little emotional.”

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