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Context M.I.A.

M.I.A. may not get her story straight—but neither does Lynn Hirschberg

This week’s New York Times Magazine left lots of readers thinking that controversial recording artist M.I.A. doesn’t always know what... More

Polygraphs and Private Eyes

Inside the National Enquirer’s elaborate fact-checking process

Prior to returning my call, Barry Levine was on the phone with one of his reporters, discussing a source they... More

Sidelined Speech in Saudi Arabia

Prominent Saudi editor resigns, supposedly

CAIRO—Jamal Khashoggi, editor-in-chief of the Saudi newspaper Al-Watan and longtime irritant of crotchety Saudi clerics, resigned his post May 16,... More

Facts and Fiction

A small literary magazine lists all of its mistakes—ever

Taddle Creek is a small literary magazine with big accuracy ambitions. Back in 2007, the twice-a-year Canadian publication with a... More

Q & A: CJR Cover Artist Tomer Hanuka

We talk with the illustrator behind the May/June ‘10 cover image

Developing a cover illustration can be a simultaneously maddening and infinitely satisfying experience. You must divine the central idea of... More

Everyone’s the Wine Expert

Wine critics and bloggers, professional and amateur, are mixed up in a social media web

In late 2003, just as wine blogging was starting up on the Internet, Eric Arnold, currently the editorial director of... More

Correction as Weapon: Self-Inflicted Wounds

Was this week’s most profane correction targeted at a news site, or its subject?

Can you tell what’s going on in this 2001 correction/apology published by the Ottawa Citizen? The Ottawa Citizen and Southam... More

Editor’s Notebook: Journalism Criticism in German

How Germany approaches the media beat

This is the first in a series of occasional columns by CJR’s editor, Mike Hoyt. In late April, two of... More

The Huffington Post Turns Five

CJR reporters reflect on The Huffington Post’s first five years

On Sunday, May 9th, The Huffington Post celebrated five years in business. Below, five CJR reporters reflect on various aspects... More

Why My Brother Likes The Huffington Post

I confess: The Huffington Post brings out the Andy Rooney in me. The site obviously supports some good journalism, it’s... More

Stop Blaming The Huffington Post

When I think about The Huffington Post, I’m troubled. But when I think harder, I reconsider what, exactly, makes me... More

Huffington Post and the Art of the Headline

Everyone’s heard The Huffington Post described as the Drudge Report of the left, but someone once told me that they... More

The HuffPost’s Business Reporting Shows the Site Maturing

Let's get it out of the way up top that I think The Huffington Post is a mess—a schizophrenic, mostly... More

Top 5 UNENTHUSIASTIC HuffPo Reviews of 2005 (NO PHOTOS)

What is a birthday without being reminded of what you were like when you were first born, according to some... More

The End of Accuracy?

In a world of information abundance, fact-checking might be more important than ever

Is accuracy an outdated value? That's not normally a question I'd pose, but it was raised in a recent opinion... 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”

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