Officer Adams was trying to do his job, I’m sure. But it’s hard to accept that protecting our borders requires abandoning the First Amendment. Freedom of the press isn’t an absolute, but if it means anything, it means that, without good reason to believe a crime has been committed, the government, in particular uniformed officers, should stay out of a journalist’s business.
Behind the News
02:41 PM - July 7, 2009
“This Is America. I Can Ask You Whatever I Want.”
Should journalists be forced to spill reporting info at customs checkpoints?
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
This is how Tehran Bureau covers Iran - Its reporting model, using undercover journalists and distant editors, is one way to cover closed societies
Alessandra Stanley’s troubling history of error - Scrutiny alone isn’t enough to solve the problem
Why Bill Simmons might leave ESPN - Other outlets would jump at the chance to gain his following
Simon & Schuster should come clean about discredited Monroe/DiMaggio book - C. David Heymann’s Joe and Marilyn is full of highly dubious information—just like many of his previous books
Email blasts from CJR writers and editors
Remembering parents lost to AIDS
Whoever nets the most before retirement wins a free lunch
Poop and Pooches. That is all
Useful resources for journalists
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.