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
Fox News not outraged by retailers’ War on Thanksgiving - As giant stores commercialize the last holdout, Bill O’Reilly & Co. shrug
BuzzFeed’s all-positive books section - It doesn’t make sense to pledge positivity if your aim is to provide readers with critics’ takes on new books. It makes more sense if your aim is to cultivate a thriving community.
Disappointing Deadspin - It broke the Manti Te’o story, but then stopped reporting and resumed trashing
Healthcare in Great Britain vs. healthcare in the USA: part one - A conversation with Chris Smyth, health reporter for The Times of London
Asperger’s, pedophiles, and questionable motivations - A dart to the Daily Beast, for its ill-informed speculation on Adam Lanza’s psyche
Email blasts from CJR writers and editors
True on the internet
Different century, same tricks
Hint: viral wins
Bestowing the annual honor on Snowden would send an important message
Jane Hall interviews Barton Gellman about his NSA stories, including how Edward Snowden contacted him
Who Owns What
A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Questions and exercises for journalism students.