Those misses included dance critic Sarah Kaufman’s winning work in the Criticism category, the Dallas Morning News’ award-winning team in the Editorial Writing category, self-syndicated Editorial Cartooning category winner Mark Fiore for his work for SFGate.com, the winning Feature Photography work of the Denver Post’s Craig F. Walker, and Mary Chind’s award-winning Breaking News Photography for the Des Moines Register – as well as Breaking News Photography finalist, the Associated Press photo staff for their coverage of the war in Afghanistan. But our former staffer, Megan Garber, did note the lack of a good descriptive term for Capt. Chesley Sullenberger’s now-famous Hudson River landing of US Airways flight 1549 - and chastised cable news’s breathless coverage of the landing as a “crash”. It turns out the best way to describe the plane’s harrowing fall from the sky wasn’t with words, but with images, which was what clinched the other finalist berth in the Breaking News Photography category for the New York Daily News photo staff. Well done, all.
Behind the News
11:14 AM - April 14, 2010
A Look at CJR’s Past Coverage of Monday’s Pulitzer Prize Winners
Sometimes we totally call it. Sometimes, not so much.
Stop using ‘Brooklyn’ to mean hipster neighborhoods - Elite-oriented outlets typically only cover the borough’s most affluent, Manhattan-adjacent neighborhoods
The Reporters Committee is about to start suing people to help journalists - Katie Townsend joins the organization as its first litigation director
How a Nebraska newspaper kicked off a major prison sentencing scandal - The Omaha World-Herald found that hundreds of inmates were being released early
On media freedom, United Nations plays by its own rules - Months of international crises raises the stakes for reporting on the UN, but investigative journalists remain without a right to information
Keep calm and write a headline worth reading - Ease up on the exaggerations because someday you may need those explosive adjectives when a truly big story lands
Email blasts from CJR writers and editors
“[i]n the wake of the recent scandals, women have been driving the story, providing a perspective that their male counterparts simply cannot”
“Amid a months-long battle with administrators for editorial control … the Playwickian’s faculty adviser was suspended for two days this week”
Apple included language in its first Transparency Report to say that it had not been subject to a Section 215 Patriot Act request. That language is now gone.
Buzzword, buzzword, buzzword. Isn’t the buzzword on your mind now? Perhaps it is on other people’s minds? Read on or you’ll be clueless, dated, and without any friends in the world. Buzzword again!
Greg Marx discusses democracy and news with Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute
Who Owns What
A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Questions and exercises for journalism students.