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Behind the News

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

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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