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Eight Questions Reporters Should Ask Mitt Romney

From welfare moms to “doubling Guantánamo”

This is the third in my Questions Reporters Should Ask series, which I kicked off three weeks ago with eight... More

Eight Questions Reporters Should Ask Obama

The war and more

The following is the second post in my Questions Reporters Should Ask series, which I kicked off three weeks ago... More

Eight Questions Reporters Should Ask Huckabee

Beyond (Wayne) Dumond

The campaign lurches along under more journalistic surveillance than ever before, but like other observers I'm often struck by questions... More

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Andrew Ross Sorkin mixes a message

One anti-Semitic protestor means what, exactly?

Andrew Ross Sorkin thinks Occupy Wall Street fizzled. Fair enough—he writes opinions, and in this one he has a lot... More

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Et tu, Ryan?

Ryan Lizza’s dubious Bill Clinton quote

Ryan Lizza is one of the most perceptive political journalists going. His reporting on Barack Obama’s White House thinking, earlier... More

Mind Games

Can neuroscience explain the crisis in news?

What Is Happening to News: The Information Explosion and the Crisis in Journalism | By Jack Fuller | University of... More

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

Paper files public records request—and city’s response is a lawsuit - Local officials argue Montana courts should strike balance between privacy and disclosure

BBC Pop-Up reports from small town America - A small team is traveling across the United States for six months in hopes of finding underreported local stories

What game design can do for journalism - Three newly selected fellows at American University talk about the medium’s future

Timeline, an app based on ‘the history of…’ - But chronology doesn’t reveal everything


Photojournalism while pregnant (NYT Mag)

“Momentarily forgetting I was pregnant, I jockeyed for a position close enough to capture the initial moments of euphoria, hurling myself into the mix of hundreds of frenzied relatives. As the weight of men started to close in on me, I realized how vulnerable I was and started to panic.”

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.

Bloggingheads

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

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Who Owns What

The Business of Digital Journalism

A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

Study Guides

Questions and exercises for journalism students.