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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

Q&A: An Apple critic with plenty to say - John Siracusa’s legendary - and lengthy - Apple reviews reach their 15th year

Why one editor won’t run any more op-eds by the Heritage Foundation’s top economist - A reply to Paul Krugman on state taxes and job growth made some incorrect claims

4 topics John Oliver explained more clearly than television news - The political satirist brings explainer comedy to HBO viewers

Michael Brown shooting and the crimes journalists choose as newsworthy - Examining why black suspects are covered at a greater proportion than they commit crimes

GOP-backed fake news sites target Dems in congressional races - - Unlike The Onion and other satire sites, the goal is to fool voters, not make them laugh


New WaPo publisher (WaPo)

The departure of Katharine Weymouth ends eight decades of Graham family leadership

The impact of watching executions (PSmag)

“[E]xecutions, even for people who support capital punishment, and even when the criminals being put to death evoke little personal sympathy because of the nature of their crimes, take a toll on witnesses”

Times of India demands employee social media passwords (Quartz)

The company will possess log-in information and will be free to post any material to the account without journalists’ knowledge

Reconnecting with a story source, 17 years later (Hartford Courant)

“People who say reporters exploit people? You are right, we do. We parachute into people’s lives, sidle up, convince them that we care — and then disengage when the story is over. But that doesn’t mean we don’t connect, in a genuine way.”

Bloggingheads

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

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