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Behind the News

A Great City Forced to Read Flackery

Is the San Francisco Chronicle a news organization or a publicity service?

The number-two story on the front page of SFGate.com Tuesday night, and evidently given prominent play in Wednesday's print version... More

Dear Twitter

Advice from everyone’s favorite microblogging service

So Twitter is incredibly trendy of late. Everyone's talking about it...but that doesn't mean that everyone, you know, "gets it."... More

Laid Off and Loving It?

The Globe’s facile recessionary trend spotting

The Boston Globe today fronts an article that demonstrates the flaws of imposing a facile story idea on a complicated... More

CJR Audio: Joanna Coles on the Reporter’s Life

You may not picture Joanna Coles, the editor-in-chief of Marie Claire, scribbling on her legs in a bathroom her notes... More

OPENing Up

Scenes from the TimesOPEN conference

The crowd at TimesOPEN skews young, white, male, and Mac. (The only PC laptop in sight, from my perspective, is... More

The News Business Is Changing. Again.

A historical perspective on journalism’s quest for accuracy

Walter Isaacson began his recent Time essay about the news business by declaring that “the crisis in journalism has reached... More

Politico Junkies, Part II

The Mike Allen memo and the state of the journalistic brand

It's tempting to frame the debate between Bill Keller and John Harris--yep, the exchange provoked by Gabe Sherman's much-discussed treatment... More

CJR Rewind: I Was a Tool of Satan

Cartoonist Doug Marlette “maps the dark turn of intolerance”

Last year, I drew a cartoon that showed a man in Middle Eastern apparel at the wheel of a Ryder... More

Strip Tease

Thoughts on the New York Post cartoon controversy from cartoonists and their editors around the country

Offensive? Misunderstood? Benign? To make sense of Sean Delonas's hotly debated cartoon in Wednesday's New York Post, we spoke with... More

CJR Audio: Tina Brown on Life on the Web

The editor and founder of The Daily Beast speaks about developing a sensibility for her new site

Tina Brown, the newest member in the aggregation gang, spoke at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism last week.... More

CJR Audio: David Andelman on Media Integration

The editor of World Policy Journal reflects on journalism across media platforms

In late January, David Andelman, editor of World Policy Journal, spoke at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism about... More

Politico Junkies

Where’s the line between selling yourself and selling out?

"I think a lot [of] journalists say there's something ethically and morally wrong about [p.r.]," The Politico's publisher, Robert Allbritton,... More

“How did my iPhone get so sticky?”

…and other observations from NYC’s Twestival

To clarify: a Twestival is not a Tweetup. There's a sentence I never expected to write. But the clarification is... More

“How did my iPhone get so sticky?”

…and other observations from NYC’s Twestival

To clarify: a Twestival is not a Tweet-Up. Yeah. There's a sentence I never expected to write. But the clarification... More

CJR Audio: Mort Rosenblum on Foreign Reporting

The editor of Dispatches speaks at Columbia

On February 5, Mort Rosenblum, the editor of Dispatches magazine, spoke at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. The... More

How Forbes got to $475 million - That’s what a Hong Kong investor has agreed to pay for a firm that two years ago had trouble paying its rent

Are female journalists up to the job of a Jill Abramson interview? - Reporters avoid unflattering discussion about her firing

How to check if that viral video is true - Journalists don’t always verify user-generated content, so readers need to learn how to verify what they see online

The Grand Dame of Florida reporting has retired twice, but she’s still causing trouble - A conversation with the Tampa Bay Times’ Lucy Morgan

Brick by brick - After years of shrinking ambition at The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos has the paper thinking global domination


A First Look update (First Look Media)

“[R]ather than immediately launching a large collection of digital ‘magazines’ based on strong, expert journalists with their own followings, as we imagined earlier, we’ll begin by building out the two we’ve started and then explore adding new ones as we learn”

The White House deploys minders to interviews all the time (WaPo)

“Almost every officially sanctioned exchange between reporters and the proverbial ‘senior administration officials’ is conducted in the presence of a press staffer”

The down-and-dirty history of TMZ (BuzzFeed)

“TMZ’s real engine — what defines its mission, what legitimizes it and sets it apart — is a unique and controversial mix of scandal mongering and investigative journalism”

The 10 worst New Yorker longreads (Gawker)

“[A]pparently [Adam] Gopnik did not know you could bake fancy breads from France and other cultures. So he got his mom to teach him how to bake them. A fine anecdote, maybe, to tell a friend or a therapist. But in this case he wrote about it for the New Yorker, a magazine.”

Bloggingheads

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

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