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Behind the News

Reporting Trayvon

A CJR guide to some helpful articles

Seventeen-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot fatally by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman on February 26 as he walked, carrying Skittles... More

Stories I’d Like to See

Hooked on drug ads, education collision in Hawaii, and the gas frenzy

In his weekly “Stories I’d Like to See” column, journalist and entrepreneur Steven Brill spotlights topics that, in his opinion,... More

In Ecuador, a Social Media Workaround

Oppressed journalists are having their say online

For three years, Ecuadorean journalist Lindon Sanmartín Rodriguez and his brother Pablo hosted a freewheeling talk radio show that analyzed... More

Denying Death

Most people ignore genocide denial. Growing numbers of governments do not

While I’ve argued in this column that free speech in the world is trending toward expansion, a position I still... More

The New York Times Goes to the Dogs

Canine-centric stories skyrocket during early months of Abramson’s reign

There’s really no other way to say this: The New York Times is going to the dogs. Dogs have been... More

Romney, BuzzFeed, and that “Hidden” Op-Ed

Is the press ceding policy-shift reporting to oppo artists?

It was four o’clock on a Friday afternoon when BuzzFeed’s Andrew Kaczynski, a 22-year old student at St. John’s College,... More

Q & A: New America Foundation’s Tom Glaisyer

The NAF’s Media Policy Fellow on crowdsourcing broadcasters’ public files

In exchange for using the public airwaves for free, broadcast stations are required to serve their local community, a condition... More

Stories I’d Like to See

Examining the insanity defense, MSNBC’s weekend sleaze, and suing OPEC

In his weekly “Stories I’d Like to See” column, journalist and entrepreneur Steven Brill spotlights topics that, in his opinion,... More

Ira Glass’s Casablanca Moment with Mike Daisey

A classy confession doesn’t negate the crime

Over the weekend, as just about anyone with electricity knows by now, the public radio program This American Life fell... More

The Facts of the Mike Daisey Matter

And why they matter

It’s been a tough winter for facts, and for those of us who wrangle them for a living. On Friday,... More

Stories I’d Like to See

Afghan justice, Putin’s palace, and the Edwards trial

In his weekly “Stories I’d Like to See” column, journalist and entrepreneur Steven Brill spotlights topics that, in his opinion,... More

News Organizations That Haven’t Learned To Share

The seams in certain outlets’ social sharing strategies

The Economist does not let users of its free app share news items via e-mail, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, or anything... More

Stories I’d Like to See

A hidden Gulf economy, Romney’s old taxes, and patent wars

In his weekly “Stories I’d Like to See” column, journalist and entrepreneur Steven Brill spotlights topics that, in his opinion,... More

Few Female Bylines in Major Magazines

Losing the count

It's appropriate that the red, the color of passion and anger, represents the female male slice of the pie in... More

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What’s In David Carr’s Backpack?

The New York Times media columnist shows his stuff

David Carr, veteran newspaperman and indie-film star (Page One), can’t quite remember the year he started his career at The... More

Why The New Yorker’s radical feminism and transgenderism piece was one-sided - “This effectively advances the views of a group that wants to see the genocide of trans women, a group that, data shows, faces extraordinarily high rates of discrimination in every measurable way”

Journalism groups rally around a petition supporting James Risen - The Supreme Court ruled against the NYT reporter, who is refusing to reveal sources

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

Gannett’s changes bring excitement, some pain, and a full-time beer beat - A conversation with Joshua Awtry, the chain’s top editor in the Carolinas

Build the future - Journalism’s deathwatch is over


Last call (Medium)

“The death of newspapers is sad, but the threatened loss of journalistic talent is catastrophic. If that’s you, it’s time to learn something outside the production routine of your current job.”

Maureen Dowd on James Risen (NYT)

“Risen may be trapped in Ibsen, but Obama is channeling Orwell”

Preparing yourself to cover chaos (Medium)

“There are things you should know before you show up, and you’re not going to find them in the current news cycle”

Journalists can get PTSD right at their desks (PSmag)

A new study correlates exposure to violent images with mental health symptoms

Bloggingheads

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

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