David Carr, veteran newspaperman and indie-film star (Page One), can’t quite remember the year he started his career at The Twin Cities Reader in Minneapolis (it was 1982), but he can say with confidence: “This backpack contains more firepower than the entire newsroom that I walked into” back then. To prove it, he unpacked. (For more on Carr’s backpack, click here.)
Behind the News
02:32 PM - March 5, 2012
What’s In David Carr’s Backpack?
The New York Times media columnist shows his stuff
‘See you on the other side’ - Meet Jessica Lum, a terminally ill 25-year-old who chose to spend what little time she had practicing journalism
#Realtalk: This is the best moment to be in journalism - The old stuff isn’t coming back, but that’s okay
Streams of consciousness - Millennials expect a steady diet of quick-hit, social-media-mediated bits and bytes. What does that mean for journalism?
Sticking with the truth - How ‘balanced’ coverage helped sustain the bogus claim that childhood vaccines can cause autism
An ink-stained stretch - Can Aaron Kushner save the Orange County Register—and the newspaper industry?
Yet another serious escalation of the Obama administration’s attacks on press freedoms emerges
Court documents in the Kim case reveal how deeply investigators explored the private communications of a working journalist — and raise the question of how often journalists have been investigated as closely as Rosen was in 2010
The Reyes affidavit all but eliminates the traditional distinction in classified leak investigations between sources, who are bound by a non-disclosure agreement, and reporters, who are protected by the First Amendment as long as they do not commit a crime
“At some point you have to say, a law that people don’t obey is a bad law”
David Foster Wallace’s 2005 Kenyon commencement speech as a short film
Who Owns What
A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Questions and exercises for journalism students.