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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

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

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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