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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

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

The press is responsible for ignoring Bill Cosby rape allegations - Where were journalists 10 years ago when claims originally surfaced against him?

Journalism has a plagiarism problem. But it’s not the one you’d expect - Fareed Zakaria’s case highlights news organizations’ ethical grey areas

4 topics John Oliver explained more clearly than television news - The political satirist brings explainer comedy to HBO viewers

Will radio save science journalism? - WNYC will soon have a new health unit


CNN reporters in Ferguson provide coverage of CNN reporters in Ferguson (Slate)

“[T]here was little that justified CNN’s egocentric coverage”

Which media outlets use ‘illegal immigrant’? (Fusion)

“[I]n spite of all the good reasons not to use the phrase, it is still very easy to find in the US press, even in headlines”

Jack Shafer on losing his job (Capital New York)

“Right now, my immediate plan is to go to work as a lay therapist at The Intercept to bring the healing there so John Cook and Matt Taibbi can return. I have great interpersonal skills.”

On outlets that continue to call unknown drone victims ‘militants’ (The Intercept)

“Like the US drone program itself, this deceitful media practice continues unabated”

Bloggingheads

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

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