In an opening panel, I was grilled about U.S. journalism and about CJR. One of the questioners had a zinger. He quoted CJR from several months ago promising more coverage of journalism in the rest of the globe. Where is that coverage lately, he wanted to know? Outside of a Letter from Moscow from this past January and a couple of short pieces, I had little to offer in my defense. So that should change in coming months. There is much to learn from the rest of the world.
Behind the News
04:27 PM - May 12, 2010
Editor’s Notebook: Journalism Criticism in German
How Germany approaches the media beat
Who cares if it’s true? - Modern-day newsrooms reconsider their values
What Is Russia Today? - The Kremlin’s propaganda outlet has an identity crisis
And from the left…Fox News - There’s more to Fox News’ strategy of hiring liberals than creating a public boxing match
Why Skype isn’t safe for journalists - Here are some alternatives for secure voice calls to use instead
Placing a bet on USA Today - Gannett has long felt the television model could translate into print. Now it’s using its flagship paper to double down on that idea.
Email blasts from CJR writers and editors
Upworthy gets quality, exclusive journalism about income inequality; ProPublica gets a wider audience
We’re not in the Cold War anymore
What you think you know about online advertising is wrong
“Is it going to be hard in two years when you are no longer President and people stop letting you win at basketball?”
Who Owns What
A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Questions and exercises for journalism students.