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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?

Come join the conversation

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

New survey reveals everything you think about freelancing is true - Data from Project Word quantifies challenges of freelance investigative reporting

Why one editor won’t run any more op-eds by the Heritage Foundation’s top economist - A reply to Paul Krugman on state taxes and job growth made some incorrect claims

Why we ‘stave off’ colds - It all started with wine

The New Republic, then and now - Tallying the staff turnover at the overhauled magazine

Why serious journalism can coexist with audience-pleasing content - Legacy media organizations should experiment with digital platforms while continuing to publish hard news


The rise of feelings journalism (TNR)

“Bloom engaged in an increasingly popular style of writing, which I’ve discussed on my blog before, which I call “feelings journalism.” It involves a writer making an argument based on what they imagine someone else is thinking, what they feel may be another person’s feelings. The realm of fact, of reporting, has been left behind.”

Things a war correspondent should never say (WSJ)

“The correspondent retelling war stories surely knows that fellow correspondents had faced the same dangers or worse”

On WaPo trying to interview a cow (National Journal)

“‘I wasn’t milked on the White House lawn by a strange man,’ The Washington Post—the venerable institution that would later come to break the Watergate scandal and win 48 Pulitzers—quoted her, a farm animal, as saying”

Bloggingheads

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

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