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Behind the News

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

Glass Houses

Reporting others’ mistakes is an excellent way to be reminded of your own fallibility

It’s not recognized as one of the fundamentals of the profession, but journalists spend a lot of time pointing out... More

The Mail

Reviewing recent issues of Oklahoma Today, Cometbus, Playboy, and more

People send us their newspapers and magazines. Sometimes, we review them. Oklahoma Today, Jan/Feb 2009 Oklahoma Today says it's been... More

Apple can’t hide from a 20-year-old reporter - The University of Michigan student gets behind the tech titan’s newest products

Al Jazeera America struggles to get off the margins - A quality-first strategy faces huge hurdles

Finding James Foley - This 2013 story takes a look at GlobalPost’s search for the photojournalist

Gannett cribs from Advance Publications playbook for struggling newspapers - Staff compete for fewer jobs; ‘readers become the assignment editor’

Cop corruption probe sparks newspaper feud - A spiked story is at the center of a bitter fight between Philadelphia’s two dailies


The impact of watching executions (PSmag)

“[E]xecutions, even for people who support capital punishment, and even when the criminals being put to death evoke little personal sympathy because of the nature of their crimes, take a toll on witnesses”

Times of India demands employee social media passwords (Quartz)

The company will possess log-in information and will be free to post any material to the account without journalists’ knowledge

Reconnecting with a story source, 17 years later (Hartford Courant)

“People who say reporters exploit people? You are right, we do. We parachute into people’s lives, sidle up, convince them that we care — and then disengage when the story is over. But that doesn’t mean we don’t connect, in a genuine way.”

The McDonald’s in Ferguson (LAT)

“Lately, the restaurant has taken on the appearance of a battered frontier outpost”

Bloggingheads

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

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