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Behind the News

The End of Accuracy?

In a world of information abundance, fact-checking might be more important than ever

Is accuracy an outdated value? That's not normally a question I'd pose, but it was raised in a recent opinion... More

Newsweek’s Woes, Way Back When

CJR’s look at whether the newsmagazines were doomed, from 1989

In his version of the “What’s the matter with Newsweek?” story, published yesterday afternoon at Slate, Jack Shafer noted that... More

Food Fighter

Grist’s Tom Philpott on why class needs to be a part of the food debate

In 2004, Tom Philpott quit his job as a financial journalist in New York City and moved with his girlfriend... More

Pictures for Peace

An editor uses photojournalism to shift the dialogue in Nepal

A brief item in our May/June issue described how Kunda Dixit, the editor of the weekly newspaper the Nepali Times,... More

An End to War, But Not to Danger

Reporting on reform holds peril in Nepal

This story has been updated since initial publication. The political agenda in Nepal this spring is jam-packed. By May 28,... More

Bill Moyers Signs Off

The esteemed journalist’s last Journal airs Friday night

Tonight marks the airing of the last edition of Bill Moyers Journal on PBS stations nationwide. An online tribute page... More

Visions of Beauty

A data-driven journalist strives to improve his ‘living images’

David McCandless worked for many years as a writer, but now he likes to call himself a data journalist and... More

An Attempted FOIL

NY governor’s office denies CJR’s records request

Late this afternoon I got an email from the New York governor’s office initially denying a pair of requests I... More

Covering War on the Cheap

Study finds local journalists are most at risk for killing

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) published its third annual Global Impunity Index last week, pointing fingers at countries where... More

Ethics for the Investigators

A new report seeks standards for nonprofit newsrooms

Today, the University of Wisconsin’s Center for Journalism Ethics, in conjunction with the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism (a nonprofit... More

Face, Meet Post

Reader ire draws changes to WaPo social media effort

On Wednesday afternoon, visitors to The Washington Post’s Web site were greeted with a new feature on the home page.... More

Eruption, Interrupted

What’s the best way to correct an errant tweet?

Just after noon eastern on Monday, the @Breaking News Twitter account, which has close to 1.7 million followers and is... More

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall…

Four CJR writers are named finalists for media coverage awards

We’re delighted today to bring you some more happy news about Columbia Journalism Review: four of our writers are among... More

Robot Journalism and the Future of Digital Media

More on Columbia’s new dual degree in journalism and computer science

Starting in 2011, Columbia University will be offering a new combined degree between the journalism school and engineering school, which... More

Accuracy and the Average Person

Corrections aren’t just for journalists anymore

Jeff Jarvis recently wrote a nice post detailing how everyone is now a content creator. Sure, not everyone writes lengthy... More

Q&A: An Apple critic with plenty to say - John Siracusa’s legendary - and lengthy - Apple reviews reach their 15th year

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

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

Michael Brown shooting and the crimes journalists choose as newsworthy - Examining why black suspects are covered at a greater proportion than they commit crimes

GOP-backed fake news sites target Dems in congressional races - - Unlike The Onion and other satire sites, the goal is to fool voters, not make them laugh


New WaPo publisher (WaPo)

The departure of Katharine Weymouth ends eight decades of Graham family leadership

The impact of watching executions (PSmag)

“[E]xecutions, even for people who support capital punishment, and even when the criminals being put to death evoke little personal sympathy because of the nature of their crimes, take a toll on witnesses”

Times of India demands employee social media passwords (Quartz)

The company will possess log-in information and will be free to post any material to the account without journalists’ knowledge

Reconnecting with a story source, 17 years later (Hartford Courant)

“People who say reporters exploit people? You are right, we do. We parachute into people’s lives, sidle up, convince them that we care — and then disengage when the story is over. But that doesn’t mean we don’t connect, in a genuine way.”

Bloggingheads

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

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