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Behind the News

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

You’re Reading a Winner

CJR takes the Bart Richards Award for Media Criticism

We are happy to report that the Columbia Journalism Review is this year’s winner of the Bart Richards Award for... More

From Gumshoe to Google Wave

Investigative journalism goes multimedia

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—While investigative journalism still requires old-school skills like stakeouts, meetings with confidential sources, and painstaking scrutiny of documents obtained... More

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Delacorte Lecture with Peggy Northrop

Watch the Reader’s Digest editor’s Delacorte Lecture here

On March 10, 2010, Reader's Digest editor-in-chief Peggy Northrop delivered a Delacorte Lecture at the Columbia University Graduate School... More

The TAO of Journalism

A seal program promoting transparency, accountability, and openness

It started, as many things do in journalism, with a pen and paper. Close to three years ago at a... More

Top Secret: The Battle for the Pentagon Papers

A clip from the recent CJR panel discussion

On March 16, 2010, the Columbia Journalism Review hosted a benefit performance of the play Top Secret: The Battle for... More

Bad News

Howard Rheingold sees a critical need for critical thinking

They went looking for crap, and by golly they found plenty of it. Students in Howard Rheingold’s journalism class at... More

State of the Media, By the Numbers

Seven notable stats from the Pew State of the Media report

The annual State of the Media report by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism was released this... More

Comments of the Week

March 8-12, 2010

At the end of each week, we excerpt some of the most insightful, articulate, interesting, and entertaining comments we’ve received... More

Why won’t journalists ask Bill Cosby the tough questions? - Sexual assault charges are hardly ever mentioned to the TV star

Knoxville’s alt-weekly wasn’t losing money. It got shut down anyway - Scripps pulls the plug on Metro Pulse in favor of an entertainment supplement for the local daily

Chuck Todd’s Obama book says more about the author than it does about the president - ‘The Stranger’ underscores a broader problem with the way we cover politics

Beware labeling Pope Francis a liberal - Political boxes like liberal/conservative and evolutionist/creationist miss his real significance

The Virginian-Pilot produces a breakthrough investigation amid layoffs - Reporter John Holland discusses how the story came together, newsroom cutbacks, and colleagues who cover for each other


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”

UNITY’s convention is no more (All Digitocracy)

“The organization’s board of directors decided that UNITY will no longer host the quadrennial conferences for which it had become known”

Bloggingheads

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

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