The other finalists for the award (who each received $1,000) were Jay Bahadur, for The Pirates of Somalia: Inside Their Hidden World, which depicts the lives and exploits of Somali pirates; Edward Girardet for Killing the Cranes: A Reporter’s Journey Through Three Decades of War in Afghanistan, a deep look at the continuing problems facing Afghanistan; Donovan Hohn for Moby Duck: The True Story of 28,000 Bath Toys Lost at Sea and of the Beachcombers, Oceanographers, Environmentalists, and Fools, Including the Author, Who Went In Search of Them, which investigates the environmental, economic, and social effects of a rubber duck spill in the Pacific Ocean; and Eric Schmitt and Thom Shanker, for Counterstrike: The Untold Story of America’s Secret Campaign Against Al Qaeda, which reveals the United States’ modern counter-terrorism infrastructure.
Behind the News
02:50 PM - June 6, 2012
Award celebrates book-length journalism
The Helen Bernstein Award was accompanied by talk of investigative journalism’s future
The Tea Party is timeless - Richard Hofstadter’s Anti-Intellectualism In American Life reviewed
How misinformation goes viral: a Truthy story - Conservative media’s reaction to an Indiana University project shows how shoddy information can quickly become an online narrative
Do you know Elise Andrew? - The creator of the Facebook page “I fucking love science” is journalism’s first self-made brand
Goodbye and good luck to all of us - Dean Starkman on leaving CJR
When quitting goes viral - Thanks to social media, resignations get a global audience
Email blasts from CJR writers and editors
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!
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
From Guatemala to New Haven, and still in limbo
The coverage of Ray Rice’s punch is not translating into offering information on domestic violence
Greg Marx discusses democracy and news with Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute
Who Owns What
A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Questions and exercises for journalism students.