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Behind the News

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

The Chicago Tribune Walks

Newly unsealed evidence says the paper was never extorted

High above the summit of Chicago’s Tribune Tower, the clouds are clearing and the light is shining through. A just-revealed... More

A Look at CJR’s Past Coverage of Monday’s Pulitzer Prize Winners

Sometimes we totally call it. Sometimes, not so much.

If calling the Pulitzer Prize winners were like picking a Sweet 16 bracket for March Madness, CJR didn’t exactly win... More

Inside the World’s Largest Fact Checking Operation

A conversation with two staffers at Der Spiegel

Late last month, I had an experience unlike any other in my professional life. For two days, I was surrounded... More

Breaking News from the Luncheon Keynoter

The future of news is (brighter than you think; contingent on government subsidies; in Mark Zuckerberg’s hands)

First of all, I’d like to thank (Tucker Carlson; Arianna Huffington; that tweedy-looking professor over there) for the opportunity to... More

The Pentagon Papers: A CJR Panel

Video of the recent panel discussion hosted by CJR

The New York Times first printed stories based on the Pentagon’s detailed secret history of the war in Vietnam on... More

Thin Ice

The man behind WikiLeaks has some allegations

It was certainly alarming when Julian Assange, a board member for the secret document sharing site WikiLeaks, alleged in a... More

Stop trolling your readers - We know you’re only doing it for clicks

Des Moines Register prepares for a ‘very stressful’ newsroom restructuring - Editor Amalie Nash speaks on turnover, transformation, and a virtual reality adventure

PBS pulls ads from Harper’s Magazine after critical essay - Piece argues public broadcaster has fallen under the sway of political influence and outside money

Should all journalists be on Twitter? - Reasons to take up or forgo the 140-character platform

The Tennessean is borrowing reporters from other Gannett papers - Music columnist Peter Cooper is latest journalist to part ways with Nashville paper


High Times hits middle age (NYMag)

After 40 years, every issue still features a weed centerfold

Lawmakers on why they’re mired in place (Esquire)

Mark Warren “spoke with 90 members of the House and Senate about what’s gone so wrong in Congress. Sometimes it got a little emotional.”

My childhood friend, the ISIS jihadist (Mashable)

How a young Danish man turned extremist

What it’s like to carry a Nobel Prize through Fargo (SciAm)

“And they’re like, ‘Uhhhh. Who gave this to you?’ ‘The King of Sweden.’ ‘Why did he give this to you?’ ‘Because I helped discover the expansion rate of the universe was accelerating.’”

Bloggingheads

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

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