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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

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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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.