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The Lower Case

Headlines that editors probably wish they could take back

- San Jose Mercury News, 10/27/12 - The New York Times, 1/12/13 - The New York Times, 1/15/13 -... More

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And that’s the way it was: March 1, 1995

Yahoo Inc. is incorporated

Yahoo, the Internet behemoth best known for its Web portal and search engine, incorporated on March 1, 1995. Founded by... More

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And that’s the way it was: February 28, 1967

Henry Robinson Luce, co-founder of Time Inc., dies at age 68

On this day in 1967, Henry Luce, perhaps the greatest magazine editor/publisher of the mid-20th century, died in Phoenix. Born... More

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And that’s the way it was: February 25, 1928

The Federal Radio Commission grants the first commercial television license in the United States

On February 25, 1928, Charles Jenkins Laboratories of Washington, DC, became the first holder of a US television license. W3XK,... More

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Must-reads of the week

“One thing that really divides Norway is bark”

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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And that’s the way it was: February 22, 1924

Calvin Coolidge broadcasts the first presidential radio address to the American public

If Barack Obama is our first social-media president, then Calvin Coolidge rightly deserves to be called the first wireless-telegraphy president.... More

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And that’s the way it was: February 18, 1922

Helen Gurley Brown is born

Helen Gurley Brown was born Helen Marie Gurley in Green Forest, AR. After college, Brown began her career in advertising... More

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Must-reads of the week

Time Warner divests, Jonah Lehrer collects, Elon Musk objects

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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And that’s the way it was: February 15, 1898

The USS Maine explodes and sinks in Havana Harbor, Cuba

On the evening of February 15, 1898, the US Navy battleship Maine exploded suddenly and without warning, sinking into the... More

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And that’s the way it was: February 14, 1929

Saint Valentine’s Day massacre in Chicago

Chicago Tribune "These murders went out of the comprehension of a civilized city," the Chicago Tribune editorialized, after seven... More

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Must-reads of the week

A drone! A drone! My kingdom for a drone!

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

”’[G]et bought by a billionaire’ should be every small mag’s business model”

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

Bone-Chilled in the Big Apple 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

Aaron Swartz’s life and death, Deadspin’s Manti Te’o blockbuster, The Atlantic’s Scientology ad, Facebook’s new Graph Search

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

An embarrassment of riches

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

Andrew Sullivan declares his independence, Kevin Drum gets the lead out, and Jon Chait goes back to the future!

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

Superstorm Sandy’s aftermath on journalism

A fter Superstorm Sandy swamped the nation’s media capital in October, some shops, such as the Daily News and American... More

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Obamacare: round two

A chance for journalistic redemption

The Affordable Care Act, a.k.a Obamacare, is the law of the land, and the re-election of the president ensures... More

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Letters to the editor

Readers respond to our November / December issue

Good publicity Re: “Rules of the Game: The sometimes nauseating, often fun, and always absurd life of a movie publicist”... More

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How I got that story

Explosive situation

In 2005, Jerry Redfern and Karen Coates were in Laos reporting a story on the Plain of Jars region... More

It doesn’t add up - A science writer questions the conventional wisdom of US-born STEM workers

#Realtalk: Dear reader - For small sites, loyalty might be a better path to pageviews

Falling for internet hoaxes - Some people who share satire don’t realize they’re missing the punchline

Digital First plans layoffs (Updated) - High-level executives and high-profile digital projects targeted

Nobody’s that lucky’—except in Florida’s lottery? - Palm Beach Post ferrets out lottery fraud, prompts tightening of “meager” safeguards


How burrowing owls lead to vomiting anarchists

Or SF’s housing crisis explained

Jill Abramson on tattoos, Anita Hill, Nate Silver

“I’m very sorry, but The New York Times is always the prettiest girl at the party”

Bend it, charge it, dunk it

Graphene, the material of tomorrow

This one sentence explains what’s wrong with the Web

We escaped the tyranny of MSM gatekeepers only to replace it with the tyranny of the “news of the day”

New Jersey’s good government

Despite the bridge scandal, Chris Christie’s state is relatively transparent and accountable. CJR’s Greg Marx talks to Gordon Witkin

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