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.
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
When it comes to great magazine writing, what’s in a name?
The race to photograph every corner and crevice on the planet
“The characters are as rollicking and fun as the ocean setting. The narrator, Ishmael, is just a really good guy”
Hint: He’s not real—shhh…
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.