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Across the great gun divide

In the nine months since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the rekindled debate over gun control has... More

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Divided we fall

Journalism matters; it’s time to start acting like we believe it

In the July/August issue of CJR, Francesca Borri wrote a powerful essay about the plight of being a freelancer,... More

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Letters to the editor

Readers respond to our July/August issue

Power of the punchline Thanks for your article, Dannagal G. Young ("Lighten up," CJR, July/August). One thing you fail to... More

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Up Next

If it ain’t broken…

Breaking News. Those two little words can sound a warning cry when uttered by a news anchor. But has the... More

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The Lower Case

Headlines that editors probably wish they could take back

--Associated Press, 7/23/13 --San Francisco Chronicle, 7/20/13 --Gainesville Sun, 7/3/13 --Minneapolis Star Tribune, 7/22/13 More

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What is journalism for?

A range of perspectives on the question

In his 1999 book, What Are Journalists For?, which told the story of the civic-journalism movement, Jay Rosen suggested that... More

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Who, what, when, where, why, and how

CJR asks the question: What is journalism for?

From high-school teachers to new-media whiz kids, conservative pundits to liberal wonks, African poets to Google executives, CJR asked dozens... More

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Must-reads of the week

Twerking edition

Culled from CJR’s frequently updated “Must-reads from around the Web,” our staff recommendations for the best pieces of journalism (and... More

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Required skimming: the neat-o list, 2013

Collectors of the cool, strange, and mind-expanding

This month, CJR presents "Required Skimming," a daily miniguide to our staffers' beats and obsessions. If we overlooked any of... More

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Must-reads of the week

David Miranda, Brian Beutler, ESPN, Egypt

Culled from CJR’s frequently updated “Must-reads from around the Web,” our staff recommendations for the best pieces of journalism (and... More

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Required skimming: design

All the pretty things

This month, CJR presents "Required Skimming," a daily miniguide to our staffers' beats and obsessions. If we overlooked any of... More

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Must-reads of the week

Ombo Sauce Edition

Culled from CJR’s frequently updated “Must-reads from around the Web,” our staff recommendations for the best pieces of journalism (and... More

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Watch: Nyhan on ‘scandal attention cycle’

Brendan Nyhan, United States Project contributor, discusses how the media lost interest in the IRS targeting story

Over the weekend, Brendan Nyhan appeared on MSNBC's UP With Steve Kornacki to discuss his recent United States Project piece,... More

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Must-reads of the week

The week they sold the Washington Post

Culled from CJR’s frequently updated “Must-reads from around the Web,” our staff recommendations for the best pieces of journalism (and... More

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Must-reads of the week

Bradley Manning and journalism, Reza Aslan and Fox News, Sunil Tripathi and Reddit

Culled from CJR’s frequently updated “Must-reads from around the Web,” our staff recommendations for the best pieces of journalism (and... More

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Required skimming: astronomy and space

To infinity and blog on

This month, CJR presents "Required Skimming," a daily miniguide to our staffers' beats and obsessions. If we overlooked any of... More

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Must-reads of the week

Jill Abramson’s Carlos Danger name is Nate Silver

Culled from CJR’s frequently updated “Must-reads from around the Web,” our staff recommendations for the best pieces of journalism (and... More

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Must-reads of the week

Heat-Wave Edition

Culled from CJR’s frequently updated “Must-reads from around the Web,” our staff recommendations for the best pieces of journalism (and... More

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Must-reads of the week

Sharknado week

Culled from CJR’s frequently updated “Must-reads from around the Web,” our staff recommendations for the best pieces of journalism (and... More

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Opening Shot

Photojournalist Rob Hart chronicles his post-Sun-Times life

O n May 30, the entire photo staff of the Chicago Sun-Times--28 full-time photographers, including Pulitzer Prize-winner John H. White--were... More

Virginian-Pilot journalists: Corporate management pressure is stifling coverage - “Lovers of journalism in this newsroom are pissed. It’s bad.”

The worst journalism of 2014 - A recap of the year’s most cringeworthy news blunders

Why the media don’t get Detroit—and why it matters - Coverage of declining cities is too often simplistic and lacking historical context

21st-century censorship - Governments around the world are using stealthy strategies to manipulate the media

Jesse Brown punctures Canada’s media bubble - The independent journalist uses his website and podcast to break stories that might otherwise go unpublished


We should all step back from security journalism (Medium)

“It should be made clear, in law, that the tasks security reseachers do to make the net more secure and journalists do to understand and contextualize the truth for the public are not crimes”

Trust In Business And Media Is Declining, But People Have Faith In Search Engines (Buzzfeed)

People have become less trusting of major institutions, according to the annual Edelman Trust Barometer. And large majorities doubt that businesses want to make the world a better place.

With New Charlie Hebdo Cover, News Value Should Have Prevailed (NYT)

Public editor Margaret Sullivan on why the paper should have published the images.

An Old Fogey’s Analysis of a Teenager’s View on Social Media (Medium)

“I feel the need to offer my perspective as someone who is not a teenager but who has thought about these issues extensively for years.”

Bloggingheads

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

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