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Behind the News

“Our Society Will Be a Free Society”

Newsweek’s Maziar Bahari on press freedom in Iran

Maziar Bahari endured beatings, interrogation, and solitary confinement during his 118 days in a Tehran prison cell this past year.... More

More Network News Employees Out of the Picture

News analysts react to the ABC News cuts

The relentless drumbeat of job loss across the media industry pounded at ABC News Tuesday afternoon with word that as... More

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Delacorte Lecture with David Remnick

David Remnick thinks you can pay more than $1 for The New Yorker

On February 10, 2010, New Yorker editor David Remnick delivered a Delacorte Lecture at the Columbia University Graduate School... More

At HuffPost, the Old College Try

The outlet branches into college news

There’s a species of journalism we often forget to include when we talk about our fabled ‘new media landscape’: college... More

To Catch A Plagiarist

There are tools to catch plagiarists in action. Why don’t news outlets use them?

As the general manager of the iThenticate plagiarism detection service, Robert Creutz has unique insight into the recent Gerald Posner... More

CJR on the Polks

Past coverage of today’s winners

This morning, the administrators of the Polk Awards, one of journalism’s most prestigious prizes, announced 2009’s recipients. We’ve structured this... More

Comments of the Week

February 8-12, 2010

Every Friday, we excerpt some of the most insightful, articulate, interesting, and entertaining comments we've received that week. Think we’ve... More

Tonight on Channel 5: Some Say They’re Terrorists…

…Tune in tomorrow for the facts

If you watched NewsChannel 5’s two night "investigation" last week of allegations of terrorist training at Islamville, a Muslim "compound"... More

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Delacorte Lecture with James R. Gaines

Watch Gaines’s Delacorte Lecture here

On February 3, 2010, the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism hosted James R. Gaines, editor-in-chief of the multimedia... More

Behind the Veil: Covering Iraq’s Women in Hiding

CJR presents an ongoing video series about the work of investigative reporters

ABOUT THE SERIES Welcome to The Investigators, an ongoing Web video series produced by the Center for Investigative Reporting highlighting... More

Hearts, Minds, and the Satellite Dish

America’s televised message in the Arab world is dull and poorly managed

CAIRO—The United States government has on occasion distressed over the nature of TV news in the Arab world and its... More

Comments of the Week

January 25-29, 2010

Every Friday, we excerpt some of the most insightful, articulate, interesting, and entertaining comments we receive each week. Think we’ve... More

Endangered Species

News librarians are a dying breed

When it comes to the layoffs and buyouts that have hit newspapers over the last couple of years, copy editors... More

The Washington Post Scrubs a Post about the Post

And readers would never know

On Wednesday, Bill Turque, the Washington Post’s education beat reporter, posted an excellent blog item showing his readers a little... More

Comments of the Week

January 18-22, 2010

Every Friday, we excerpt some of the most insightful, articulate, interesting, and entertaining comments we receive each week. Think we’ve... 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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