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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

Stop using ‘Brooklyn’ to mean hipster neighborhoods - Elite-oriented outlets typically only cover the borough’s most affluent, Manhattan-adjacent neighborhoods

The Reporters Committee is about to start suing people to help journalists - Katie Townsend joins the organization as its first litigation director

How a Nebraska newspaper kicked off a major prison sentencing scandal - The Omaha World-Herald found that hundreds of inmates were being released early

On media freedom, United Nations plays by its own rules - Months of international crises raises the stakes for reporting on the UN, but investigative journalists remain without a right to information

Keep calm and write a headline worth reading - Ease up on the exaggerations because someday you may need those explosive adjectives when a truly big story lands


Apple’s ‘warrant canary’ disappears (GigaOm)

Apple included language in its first Transparency Report to say that it had not been subject to a Section 215 Patriot Act request. That language is now gone.

Trend Piece (New Yorker)

Buzzword, buzzword, buzzword. Isn’t the buzzword on your mind now? Perhaps it is on other people’s minds? Read on or you’ll be clueless, dated, and without any friends in the world. Buzzword again!

This Is How Joanna Coles Changed Cosmo (Refinery29)

The British reporter-turned-editor has made good on her promises to bring politics to the magazine, win some very big-deal journalism awards, and secure the most interesting exclusive interviews

Bloggingheads

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

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