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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

Who Will Tell Us?

Journalism is losing its reporters

Read through the coverage of any presidential campaign and you will invariably find instances in which the conventional wisdom was... More

From the Archives: “Prisoner 345”

A look back at Sami al-Haj’s Guantánamo ordeal—which is finally over

Late yesterday came word that Sami al-Haj, the only confirmed journalist to be held in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, has been... More

Edward R. Murrow at 100

From the archives: an appreciation of the broadcaster’s famous 1958 speech

Edward R. Murrow was born on this day in 1908. Though he died, too young, in 1965, he left to... More

Stop trolling your readers - We know you’re only doing it for clicks

Des Moines Register prepares for a ‘very stressful’ newsroom restructuring - Editor Amalie Nash speaks on turnover, transformation, and a virtual reality adventure

PBS pulls ads from Harper’s Magazine after critical essay - Piece argues public broadcaster has fallen under the sway of political influence and outside money

Should all journalists be on Twitter? - Reasons to take up or forgo the 140-character platform

The Tennessean is borrowing reporters from other Gannett papers - Music columnist Peter Cooper is latest journalist to part ways with Nashville paper


How one reporter copes inside the ‘Ebola bubble’ (BuzzFeed)

“Bring gloves to give nurses you meet at clinics, even if you’re there for a story. Get small change to give to the kids who have been out of school for months and are selling ground nuts for pitiful sums on the side of road. Hell, give them candy. Violate all the principles of ostensibly good aid stewardship, because the good stewardship of the developed world didn’t get help here in time, and now everyone is dying around you.”

Fake news sites using Facebook to spread Ebola panic (The Verge)

“These sites claim to be satirical but lack even incompetent attempts at anything resembling humor”

How Ben Bradlee dealt with flacks (Washington Post)

“I would like to be sure that you understand that we trust our editors’ news judgement and that we distrust yours”

Ben Bradlee, 93 (WaPo)

“From the moment he took over The Post newsroom in 1965, Mr. Bradlee sought to create an important newspaper that would go far beyond the traditional model of a metropolitan daily”

Bloggingheads

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

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The Business of Digital Journalism

A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

Study Guides

Questions and exercises for journalism students.