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Columbia Journalism Review to Launch First Comprehensive Study of Online Practices of Print Magazines

Initiative is supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Every significant magazine in the U.S. either has or is about to set up its own Web site, but according... More

CJR Audio: Joanna Coles on the Reporter’s Life

You may not picture Joanna Coles, the editor-in-chief of Marie Claire, scribbling on her legs in a bathroom her notes... More

CJR Audio: Tina Brown on Life on the Web

The editor and founder of The Daily Beast speaks about developing a sensibility for her new site

Tina Brown, the newest member in the aggregation gang, spoke at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism last week.... More

CJR Audio: David Andelman on Media Integration

The editor of World Policy Journal reflects on journalism across media platforms

In late January, David Andelman, editor of World Policy Journal, spoke at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism about... More

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

Stop using ‘Brooklyn’ to mean hipster neighborhoods - Elite-oriented outlets typically only cover the borough’s most affluent, Manhattan-adjacent neighborhoods

The Reporters Committee is about to start suing people to help journalists - Katie Townsend joins the organization as its first litigation director

How a Nebraska newspaper kicked off a major prison sentencing scandal - The Omaha World-Herald found that hundreds of inmates were being released early

On media freedom, United Nations plays by its own rules - Months of international crises raises the stakes for reporting on the UN, but investigative journalists remain without a right to information

Keep calm and write a headline worth reading - Ease up on the exaggerations because someday you may need those explosive adjectives when a truly big story lands


Adviser of high school paper that refused to use ‘Redskins’ suspended (Student Press Law Center)

“Amid a months-long battle with administrators for editorial control … the Playwickian’s faculty adviser was suspended for two days this week”

Apple’s ‘warrant canary’ disappears (GigaOm)

Apple included language in its first Transparency Report to say that it had not been subject to a Section 215 Patriot Act request. That language is now gone.

Trend Piece (New Yorker)

Buzzword, buzzword, buzzword. Isn’t the buzzword on your mind now? Perhaps it is on other people’s minds? Read on or you’ll be clueless, dated, and without any friends in the world. Buzzword again!

This Is How Joanna Coles Changed Cosmo (Refinery29)

The British reporter-turned-editor has made good on her promises to bring politics to the magazine, win some very big-deal journalism awards, and secure the most interesting exclusive interviews

Bloggingheads

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

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