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Statistics and Moral Sense

A dialogue about Justin Martin’s “Which Countries Jail the Most Journalists Per Capita?”

Editor’s note: This piece begins with journalist Sohrab Ahmari’s criticisms of Justin D. Martin’s recent article. Martin’s response comes next,... More

Mike Wallace, Reluctant Newsman

A new biography of the late “60 Minutes” reporter reveals how he changed broadcasting while besting inner demons

Screenwriter and director Peter Rader’s first book, "Mike Wallace: A Life" was already slated for release on April 13 when... More

The AOL-HuffPost Show: Who’s Really in Control?

Not the media.

Last Thursday, The New York Times ran a story titled “Huffington Gains More Control in AOL Revamping.” Later that day,... More

Working With Mike Wallace

A producer remembers collaborating with the late journalist shortly before he started on “60 Minutes”

My first memory of Mike Wallace is of the two of us riding in a car together in 1964; as... More

Stories I’d Like to See

Hoop academics, judging the GSA, Latin healthcare

In his weekly “Stories I’d Like to See” column, journalist and entrepreneur Steven Brill spotlights topics that, in his opinion,... More

Q & A: Lucy Dalglish and Jennifer Lynch

Two open government experts talk about the year’s top FOIA issues

The FOIA Watchdog chats with Lucy Dalglish, director of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, and Jennifer Lynch,... More

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Stories I’d Like to See

Cable conflicts, BlackBerry’s demise, and China’s millionaires

In his weekly “Stories I’d Like to See” column, journalist and entrepreneur Steven Brill spotlights topics that, in his opinion,... More

Which Countries Jail the Most Journalists Per Capita?

Taking the CPJ data one step further

At the end of each year, the Committee to Protect Journalists counts the number of journalists imprisoned worldwide and lists... More

Reporting Trayvon

A CJR guide to some helpful articles

Seventeen-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot fatally by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman on February 26 as he walked, carrying Skittles... More

Stories I’d Like to See

Hooked on drug ads, education collision in Hawaii, and the gas frenzy

In his weekly “Stories I’d Like to See” column, journalist and entrepreneur Steven Brill spotlights topics that, in his opinion,... More

In Ecuador, a Social Media Workaround

Oppressed journalists are having their say online

For three years, Ecuadorean journalist Lindon SanmartĂ­n Rodriguez and his brother Pablo hosted a freewheeling talk radio show that analyzed... More

Denying Death

Most people ignore genocide denial. Growing numbers of governments do not

While I’ve argued in this column that free speech in the world is trending toward expansion, a position I still... More

The New York Times Goes to the Dogs

Canine-centric stories skyrocket during early months of Abramson’s reign

There’s really no other way to say this: The New York Times is going to the dogs. Dogs have been... More

Romney, BuzzFeed, and that “Hidden” Op-Ed

Is the press ceding policy-shift reporting to oppo artists?

It was four o’clock on a Friday afternoon when BuzzFeed’s Andrew Kaczynski, a 22-year old student at St. John’s College,... 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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