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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?

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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?

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

When is it acceptable to use children as sources?

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In his November 16 column, New York Times public editor Clark Hoyt examined two instances of the paper's use of... More

On the Importance of Cultivating Sources

The winners of the Chancellor Award

On November 19, The New Yorker's Jane Mayer and The New York Times's Andrew C. Revkin were presented with the... More

Are newspapers obligated to accept all political ads?

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On November 3, home subscribers of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette found their morning newspapers packaged in a cellophane bag that read... More

The Changing Media Landscape 2008

New media experts discuss the state of the news media

On Tuesday, November 11, Columbia's Journalism School convened its annual "Changing Media Landscape" panel to discuss the current state of... More

How Forbes got to $475 million - That’s what a Hong Kong investor has agreed to pay for a firm that two years ago had trouble paying its rent

Journalists subpoenaed in ‘pink-slime’ suit - BPI wants emails from NYT’s Michael Moss, public-health lawyer Michele Simon, and others

Bloomberg struggles to break out of the box - Justin Smith’s ambitious digital transformation hits some bumps

The Grand Dame of Florida reporting has retired twice, but she’s still causing trouble - A conversation with the Tampa Bay Times’ Lucy Morgan

Embedded with the Koch brothers - Hometown reporters get rare access to the media-shy oilmen, with mixed results


Your iPhone can now make free encrypted calls (Wired)

The beginning of the end of burner phones?

The new face of Richard Norris (GQ)

“‘Richard?’ I say. ‘Richard?’ I shove his shoulder and nothing happens. He is dead. He is on my watch and he is dead. I hear gurgling. Breathing. He’s on my watch and he is not dead.”

How to be a decent entertainment reporter (Eric Danton)

“Here’s how not to suck at it: Don’t write like an entertainment reporter”

A First Look update (First Look Media)

“[R]ather than immediately launching a large collection of digital ‘magazines’ based on strong, expert journalists with their own followings, as we imagined earlier, we’ll begin by building out the two we’ve started and then explore adding new ones as we learn”

Bloggingheads

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

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