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Behind the News

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

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

Hey millionaire tech bros: Have patience with the editorial process - Chris Hughes probably wanted to enable great journalism at first. Then the dust settled and before you know it, he’s shaking everything up again

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

Price hike at UC Berkeley’s journalism school - Governing body approves additional fee of $7,500 starting 2016

Will Denver really have a newspaper war? - As a billionaire floats reviving the Rocky Mountain News, The Denver Post might buckle its chin strap

FOIA reform dies while the press looked the other way - RIP Improvement Act of 2014


The traffic lure of outrage (Slate)

“I didn’t become a journalist to peddle indignation on Facebook. But it sells—the page views don’t lie.”

NBC news producer’s sons were in the besieged school in Peshawar (NBCnews.com)

“I remained silent and didn’t know what to say — I know how such attacks on schools usually end”

Hero mom calls into CSPAN to berate her arguing pundit sons (WaPo)

“This was not planned. She called in on the normal line.”

Dick Cheney doesn’t want to call it torture but the media doesn’t have to follow (Vox)

“People deserve to know that the American government (proudly!) did things that in any other context are called torture”

Bloggingheads

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

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