You like fire stories? Be sure to tune in to CNN tonight for Paula Zahn’s special report on “Turkey Fryer Dangers” — this, just five days after her special report on “Furniture Fires” — which she managed to tease between day-before-Thanksgiving-travel reports as follows: “Tonight at 8, deep-fried, delicious and dangerous? Before you cook your Thanksgiving turkey, don’t miss our eye-opening special report.”
Behind the News
03:46 PM - November 22, 2006
More Evidence That Non-Stop News Is Win-Win
It’s the day before Thanksgiving, which means cable news channels are running a continuous loop of generally useless pre-Turkey Day travel reports.
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.