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Workin’ For the Man

Exploring some of the issues with the journalists who have joined the Obama administration

There’s been much attention lately give to the growing number of journalists who have ditched their press passes and joined... More

CJR Audio: Mort Rosenblum on Foreign Reporting

The editor of Dispatches speaks at Columbia

On February 5, Mort Rosenblum, the editor of Dispatches magazine, spoke at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. The... More

The Micropayment Model

Why do we keep coming back to the micropayment business model?

The funding debate continues. And the word du week, this time around, is an oldie-but-goodie: "micropayments." In the current issue... More

Well Endowed

Would philanthropic endowments save newspapers—or destroy them?

Last week, a New York Times op-ed proposed a novel way to save newspapers: “Turn them into nonprofit, endowed institutions... More

The Second Chance Saloon

Judith Miller is writing at The Daily Beast. Does she deserve this second chance?

So we've noticed that former New York Times reporter Judith Miller has been writing occasionally at The Daily Beast on... More

The Secret Sharer

How can Obama promote openness and transparency in government?

In the current issue of CJR, we challenged Barack Obama to eschew the furtive secrecy that characterized the Bush administration—"an... More

Live Blogging the Inauguration Live Blogs

Starting here around 11 AM

CJR staffers will be reading a selection of today's inauguration live blogs so that you don't have to, and will... More

Let There Be Light

How President Obama should reopen our government

Over many years, Americans have come to embrace the idea that democracy suffers when the work of government is excessively... More

Exit Cheney

What questions should Lehrer ask the Veep?

President Bush's final press conference yesterday got a lot of press coverage. Less attention has been given, however, to the... More

The Mail

Reviewing recent issues of the Baltimore City Paper, Mother Earth News, 2000. The European Journal, and more

People send us their newspapers and magazines. Sometimes, we review them. Mother Earth News, December 2008 / January 2009 For... More

Malia and Sasha Go to School

How should the media cover Obama’s daughters?

Yesterday was the first of what will be several firsts for the soon-to-be First Daughters: Malia and Sasha Obama’s First... More

Best of 2008: CJR’s Ten Most Popular Stories

CJR’s ten most popular stories from 2008

10. Obama's Lobbyist Line: Trudy Lieberman examined what Barack Obama really meant when he said he wasn't going to take... More

The New Age of Citizen Journalism

Audio of the Jarvis/Darnton panel on citizen journalism

On November 20, 2008, CJR and Consumer Reports staged a conference called "Consumer Revolution on the Web: Opportunities and Dangers... More

Are Consumers the Right Watchdogs?

Audio of the panel discussion on amateur vs. professional consumer reporting

On November 20, 2008, CJR and Consumer Reports staged a conference called "Consumer Revolution on the Web: Opportunities and Dangers... More

David Pogue: A Reviewer Reviews the Users

Audio of the NYT columnist’s keynote at CJR’s recent consumer reporting conference

On November 20, 2008, CJR and Consumer Reports staged a conference called "Consumer Revolution on the Web: Opportunities and Dangers... More

Books for a Hard Season, Revisited

A reader-recommended list of books for journalists

Last week, we asked readers to recommend a book to members of the journalistic community. Below, we present an alphabetized... More

The Mail

Reviewing recent issues of Milwaukee, LA Weekly, Bitch, and more

People send us their newspapers and magazines. Sometimes, we review them. Milwaukee Magazine, January 2009 The January 2009 issue of... More

Books for a Hard Season

Which book would you recommend to the journalistic community?

The holidays are coming, but the news business isn't feeling so merry. Times are hard for everyone, actually. And when... More

News Meeting: How Can Tribune Save Itself?

Come join the conversation

Bankruptcy. Buyouts. Political scandal. It's been a rough week, to say the least, for the Tribune Company. But just as... More

How Should Journalists Use Twitter?

Come join the conversation

In an article headlined, "Citizen Journalists Provided Glimpses of Mumbai Attacks," The New York Times extolled the virtues of... More

Apple can’t hide from a 20-year-old reporter - The University of Michigan student gets behind the tech titan’s newest products

Al Jazeera America struggles to get off the margins - A quality-first strategy faces huge hurdles

Finding James Foley - This 2013 story takes a look at GlobalPost’s search for the photojournalist

Gannett cribs from Advance Publications playbook for struggling newspapers - Staff compete for fewer jobs; ‘readers become the assignment editor’

Cop corruption probe sparks newspaper feud - A spiked story is at the center of a bitter fight between Philadelphia’s two dailies


The impact of watching executions (PSmag)

“[E]xecutions, even for people who support capital punishment, and even when the criminals being put to death evoke little personal sympathy because of the nature of their crimes, take a toll on witnesses”

Times of India demands employee social media passwords (Quartz)

The company will possess log-in information and will be free to post any material to the account without journalists’ knowledge

Reconnecting with a story source, 17 years later (Hartford Courant)

“People who say reporters exploit people? You are right, we do. We parachute into people’s lives, sidle up, convince them that we care — and then disengage when the story is over. But that doesn’t mean we don’t connect, in a genuine way.”

The McDonald’s in Ferguson (LAT)

“Lately, the restaurant has taken on the appearance of a battered frontier outpost”

Bloggingheads

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

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