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Covering global health with integrity

How to avoid the pitfalls of parachute journalism

In December, a few days after I returned from a global health reporting trip sponsored by the UN Foundation to... More

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Bill Keller moves to the Marshall Project

The former NYT editor takes the helm at a new nonprofit specializing in criminal justice reporting

Bill Keller, former executive editor of The New York Times, will leave the paper to become editor in chief of... More

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Stories I’d like to see

CVS and the doctoring business, Sochi consequences, and getting Cohen’s side of the story

In his "Stories I'd like to see" column, journalist and entrepreneur Steven Brill spotlights topics that, in his opinion, have... More

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Digital security covering the Olympics

How reporters covering the Games are—or aren’t—protecting their stuff

NBC Nightly News broadcast a very alarming report last week ahead of the Olympic Games in Sochi, showing just how... More

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Questions for the government on Snowden

There are still too many things US citizens don’t know

The case of Edward Snowden raises many questions. Do we need the surveillance programs he disclosed to mitigate the threat... More

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Stories I’d like to see

Is NBC soft on Sochi terror threats, political stalling, and the lawyer who could nail Christie

In his "Stories I'd like to see" column, journalist and entrepreneur Steven Brill spotlights topics that, in his opinion, have... More

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For Pakistani journos, a treacherous calling

Eight Pakistani reporters spoke about their professional lives at the Columbia Journalism School

Militant propaganda, death threats, and violent military action are among the daily realities some journalists face in Pakistan, which ranks... More

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There are no Al Jazeera journalists reporting in Egypt

They’ve all been detained or indicted

CAIRO, Egypt--These are deeply uncertain times for journalists in Egypt. On Wednesday, the country's chief prosecutor general leveled a raft... More

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Preventing war by promoting ‘peace journalism’ in Uganda

A program in Uganda aims to keep violence away and, perhaps, promote peace in war-torn neighbors

"Do not kill those cockroaches with a bullet; cut them to pieces with a machete," blared Rwanda's Radio Télévision Libre... More

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Post-Arab Spring, citizen journalists struggle

Bloggers and activists met to discuss free speech crackdowns across the region

AMMAN, Jordan--Three years have passed since the Arab Spring, when popular uprisings broke out against authoritarian governments across the Middle... More

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Reporting in the post-Snowden era

A panel at Columbia discussed challenges and triumphs

Photo credit: Columbia University/Eileen Barroso In an auditorium so large that Columbia's Journalism School typically only uses it for... More

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How I got that story

The growing problem of forced marriages in the US

In September 2013, Sarah Fournier, then a journalism master's student at New York University, was looking for a subject to... More

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Albuquerque’s next newspaper is print-first

The Free Press hopes to fill reporting gaps, one news rack at a time

In the spring of 2008, the Albuquerque Tribune published its last issue. Though known for its solid reporting and stalwart... More

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Bloggers versus the courts

An online writing defamation roundup

Like many defamation cases, Roger Shuler's is legally complicated. As the proprietor of the Alabama political blog Legal Schnauzer, Shuler... More

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Meet the 6-year-old mag that just took the internet by storm

Pacific Standard is upping its Web game to “get the magazine in front of more eyeballs”

Pacific Standard has had an exciting January. It's been the magazine's biggest traffic month ever, on track to hit 1.25... More

Reporters fail to capture implications of pension provision - A ‘big shift’ tucked into the spending bill goes under-examined

The New Republic: A public trust or a business? - How Chris Hughes turned a 100-year-old publication into a “product”

Serial creators don’t know what will happen to Adnan Syed - New developments in his legal case suggest that the outcome is wide open

FOIA reform dies while the press looked the other way - RIP Improvement Act of 2014

The problem with sharing uncredited photos - “Just because you put something on the internet does not give people the right to steal it”


The traffic lure of outrage (Slate)

“I didn’t become a journalist to peddle indignation on Facebook. But it sells—the page views don’t lie.”

NBC news producer’s sons were in the besieged school in Peshawar (NBCnews.com)

“I remained silent and didn’t know what to say — I know how such attacks on schools usually end”

Hero mom calls into CSPAN to berate her arguing pundit sons (WaPo)

“This was not planned. She called in on the normal line.”

Dick Cheney doesn’t want to call it torture but the media doesn’t have to follow (Vox)

“People deserve to know that the American government (proudly!) did things that in any other context are called torture”

Bloggingheads

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

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