I was caught completely off guard and deeply saddened. The fact that it happened to coincide with the release of my book was kind of just bizarre. I really did not expect this, and certainly, what can I say? I’d say that I think it’s really important that so much focus is being placed upon Mike Wallace right now, because he was such an iconic figure in transforming the way the news was presented and the news was consumed by the general public. So the extent to which my book can contribute to shining a light on what was an extraordinary life, I’m glad.
Behind the News
02:24 PM - April 11, 2012
Mike Wallace, Reluctant Newsman
A new biography of the late “60 Minutes” reporter reveals how he changed broadcasting while besting inner demons
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
Toil, abuse, and endurance in the heartland
On March 9, 1964, a unanimous Supreme Court reversed a libel verdict against The New York Times. The First Amendment, thankfully, hasn’t been the same since
“Go to any penitentiary in this nation and you will see slavery”
“Owen reached out, if only for a moment, from his shut-in world. We spoke to our child”
Stunning timelapse of Yosemite National Park
Who Owns What
A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Questions and exercises for journalism students.