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Was 2008 the MSM’s last hurrah?

Let’s talk it over

On his Reflections of a Newsosaur blog last week, Alan Mutter, a media executive and former newspaper editor, argued that... More

Drawing Lines

Why do we let political operatives act like journalists?

Nicholas Kristof and William Kristol both write regular columns about politics and policy for the New York Times op-ed page.... More

Live Blogging Election Night

Beginning here around 7:00 PM

CJR staffers will be live blogging tonight's election coverage in the comments section of this post. All are welcome to... More

Introducing News Meeting

An open conversation between staffers and readers on the top press issues of the day

Welcome to News Meeting, a regular feature where we pose a journalistic question suggested by recent headlines (i.e. "Should newspapers... More

An Invitation

Looking for letters from young journalists

Back in June, we gave one of our interns the daunting task of tracking newspaper buyouts and layoffs since 2007.... More

The State of Mexican Journalism

An address from Grupo Reforma president Alejandro Junco de la Vega

Nowhere in the Americas is it more dangerous to practice journalism than in Mexico. According to the Committee to Protect... More

The State of Mexican Journalism

An address from Grupo Reforma president Alejandro Junco de la Vega

Nowhere in the Americas is it more dangerous to practice journalism than in Mexico. According to the Committee to Protect... More

Live Blogging The Debate. Again.

Beginning around 8:45 PM

CJR contributors will be live blogging tonight's debate in the comments section of this post. As always, everybody is welcome... More

Live Blogging The Debate

Starting around 8:45 PM

Just like last week, we'll be live blogging tonight's debate in the comments section of this article, starting around 8:45... More

Live Blogging Tonight’s Debate

Beginning here around 8:30 PM

THIRD UPDATE: Comments are back. I think. SECOND UPDATE: We're moving this over to The Kicker to try and get... More

Bill Grueskin Discusses Trends in Journalism

The editor talks new media, old media, and Plato

What can Plato's cave dwellers tell us about journalism? More than you'd think, says Bill Grueskin. Speaking to the incoming... More

What Are Newspapers Selling?

Time to mine the depth and knowledge niche

Hired by Sam Zell to find innovative ways to market Tribune’s newspapers, and for the moment, Abrams is among... More

David Isay At Columbia

StoryCorps founder on the art of the interview

Radio producer David Isay is the founder and executive director of the StoryCorps project, which collects and preserves oral American... More

Shankar Vedantam on Bias in Reporting

Washington Post reporter discusses how bias factors in reporting

Shankar Vedantam writes the Department of Human Behavior column at the Washington Post. On August 14, he spoke at the... More

Dissent Deficit

An American ideal needs a workout

To suggest that the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, were in any way blowback from U.S. actions (and inactions)... More

Parting Thoughts: An Invitation

Give us your thoughts on journalism’s state and its future

Bought out? Laid off? Leaving the business? If you are among the members of that very large group, which hundreds... More

CJR to Launch Chinese-Language Edition

Goal is to help advance the cause of press freedom in China

We at CJR are pleased to announce the launch this summer of a Mandarin-language edition in China. CJR has partnered... More

Tim Russert

A CJR archive look at one of journalism’s biggest stars

Tim Russert collapsed and died today while at work in NBC’s Washington bureau. He was 58. While Russert had his... More

The Washington Post’s Dan Balz

The veteran political reporter discusses life on the campaign trail and the changing world of political coverage

Dan Balz, political correspondent for The Washington Post—and a principal voice in the coverage of the 2008 presidential campaign—believes that... 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

Are female journalists up to the job of a Jill Abramson interview? - Reporters avoid unflattering discussion about her firing

How to check if that viral video is true - Journalists don’t always verify user-generated content, so readers need to learn how to verify what they see online

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

Brick by brick - After years of shrinking ambition at The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos has the paper thinking global domination


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”

The White House deploys minders to interviews all the time (WaPo)

“Almost every officially sanctioned exchange between reporters and the proverbial ‘senior administration officials’ is conducted in the presence of a press staffer”

The down-and-dirty history of TMZ (BuzzFeed)

“TMZ’s real engine — what defines its mission, what legitimizes it and sets it apart — is a unique and controversial mix of scandal mongering and investigative journalism”

Bloggingheads

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

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