TPP: I get tons of ideas from my life, my friends. It’s really good feedback. Health is so personal. You just really have to listen to what people are thinking about and talking about and saying. The vast majority of my ideas are not so much from the medical journals, but from what people are talking about. I like when people send me notes and say, ‘My great aunt’s best friend’s cousin had this happen to her. What do you think?’
Behind the News
06:00 PM - March 3, 2006
Tara Parker-Pope on Avoiding the Press Release
The Wall Street Journal ‘s Health Mailbox columnist discusses the importance of not taking anything at face value, the nuance of health reporting, and her pet peeve.
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
“I think there’s an awful lot of short opinion around, and it’s quite nice to find an argument in a piece that isn’t just stated”
The politicizing of 9/11 wreckage
“Our research found that black boys can be seen as responsible for their actions at an age when white boys still benefit from the assumption that children are essentially innocent”
Can you tell the between content created by a software program and news written by a flesh-and-blood journalist?
“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.