It would be remiss of me to discuss the good work coming out of California today without pointing to Calbuzz’s brilliant breakdown of the latest survey from the Public Policy Institute of California. If there is a smarter poll analysis out there, I haven’t seen it. Jerry Roberts and Phil Trounstine’s rigorously account for the trends the poll shows—read: good news for Dems—and pick through the polling methodology. Tame, smart, and presented with a refreshing lack of disaster movie metaphors. If you’re going to do the horse race thing, this is how it should be done.
11:00 AM - October 21, 2010
A Laurel for Dusting off Fiorina’s Skeletons
Los Angeles Times and others’ good work
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.