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The India Beat

Advice to young journalists: go east

There is a rather unconventional bit of wisdom being doled out to young journalists in the United States these days:... More

Marshall Law

Notes from Josh Marshall’s speech at Columbia

There was no mention of MoDowd. Instead, Josh Marshall, speaking at Columbia's Journalism Day ceremony this morning, exhorted journalists entering... More

The Wrath of Khan

Hell hath no fury like a Trekkie scorned

Hell hath no fury like a Trekkie scorned. Or a comic book collector scorned. Or a Star Wars geek scorned.... More

Q & A with Martin Reynolds

Oakland Tribune editor talks about The Chauncey Bailey Project

Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism recently awarded the 2009 Paul Tobenkin Memorial Award for Best Reporting of Racial Bias... More

Murder Ballads

Despite new restrictions, bodies still pile up in Ecuadorian tabloid

On a bright Tuesday morning in Guayaquil, photographer Daniella Vacy and reporter Yadira Yesca slid out of a small four... More

StikiQuote

Enough with the misuse of the Jefferson-on-newspapers line

You know that quote from Thomas Jefferson? The one invoked in so many defense-of-newspapers essays of late--the one in which... More

The Wikiback Effect

If you’re a journalist who cribs from Wikipedia, it will get you back

At the end of last month, Shane Fitzgerald, a twenty-two-year-old student at University College Dublin in Ireland, performed an experiment... More

The Magazinist

Close reading the May 2009 issue of The American Prospect

Every now and then, CJR’s Magazinist delivers an opinionated look at the journals of opinion. The main cover line of... More

Two Bearded Men

Paul Krugman and Brian Lehrer talk economy at WNYC

“TV is a dramatic medium. It doesn’t accommodate nuance. It’s totally about conflict, and if there isn’t any, it has... More

Southern Exposure

A South Sudan biweekly seeks the light

When Opoka Christopher Amanjur, twenty-four, joined the Juba Post, a biweekly newspaper in South Sudan, as an editor, he went... More

Compounding the Error

An error isn’t really corrected if readers can’t understand the correction

The first thing you need to know is that Tim Hortons is a Canadian coffee chain. More than that, however,... More

Brown Versus Noonan, Everyone Versus Fleischer

Showdown at the Paley Center

Feathers flew today at a panel at the Paley Center hosted by the Independent Film Channel's Media Project. Two burning... More

How I Got the Story: David McCraw

The lawsuit behind The New York Times’s Pulitzer-winning military analyst story

This is the first in an occasional series asking journalists and other media professionals to recount noteworthy open government and... More

Rethinking the “Assembly Line”

Needed: a quality revolution in journalism

"When you think about the assembly line that was a newsroom, it's changed," Arnie Robbins, editor of the St. Louis... More

Tough Love with Ken Lerer

The HuffPost co-founder on “how we got here”…and “how we get out of here”

Kenneth Lerer to newspapers: You blew it. The media executive and Huffington Post co-founder, in a lecture he delivered last... 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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