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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

Paper Chase: A Q&A with Randy Siegel

The Newspaper Project leader on why newspapers will endure

Monday's New York Times, as well as around 400 other newspapers and magazines, featured a full-page ad, its lettering yellow... More

Checklist Charlie

Checklists can help journalists do better work

In 1935, Boeing Corporation almost went bankrupt after its Model 299 long-range bomber literally crashed and burned during a U.S.... More

Crowded

Huffington Post crowdsources its analysis of the stimulus package

The text of H.R. 1, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, is 647 pages long. The draft version... More

A New Foreign Policy

Foreign Policy’s new Web site seamlessly blends academia and journalism

A month ago, Foreign Policy magazine debuted a new cast of bloggers at its Web site. It’s a pretty dramatic... More

Tough Times

The New York Times goes slightly tone-deaf on the plight of the non-wealthy

As the economy continues to unravel, editors at The New York Times are keeping close tabs on how wealthy people... More

Homegrown Errorists

Error-spotter Robert Reed vs. the Decatur, Illinois Herald & Review

The package arrived two weeks ago, a bulging manila envelope with a return address in Decatur, Illinois. Inside was a... More

A Rare Peek at Why Errors Occur

Times offers treasure trove of error-related information

Last Sunday’s New York Times was a treasure trove of accuracy-related information, and I don’t mean the paper’s corrections column.... More

“And Then They Came for Me”

Journalism under the gun in Sri Lanka

In Sri Lanka, violence is so endemic that it begins to feel routine. Since I arrived here four months ago... More

To Repeat or Not To Repeat?

Should the original error be restated in a correction?

To repeat or not to repeat? It’s a simple question, yet it has vexed editors and correction writers for decades.... More

Crash

A loaded term with no place in today’s river-landing coverage

The salient fact of this afternoon's Hudson River water landing is that it involved no casualties. So far, US Airways... More

Johnny Jones 2.0

It’s not just financial: GlobalPost offers a new editorial model, too

Journalists, these days, have little reason for cheer. At a time when Romenesko's updates increasingly read as real-time obituaries for... More

Environmental S.W.A.T. Team

New York Times’s new ‘pod’ gathers talent from multiple beats

On Thursday, The New York Times will launch a new, crack environmental reporting unit that will pull in eight specialized... 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


Adviser of high school paper that refused to use ‘Redskins’ suspended (Student Press Law Center)

“Amid a months-long battle with administrators for editorial control … the Playwickian’s faculty adviser was suspended for two days this week”

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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