And a narrow focus on Bernanke’s words means that the reports mostly miss an opportunity to paint a larger picture—of why his words are so politically important right now (again, bank stress tests come to mind) and of whether they mean much beyond encouraging investor confidence and providing a sort of rhetorical relief for a weary public. Here’s a word game to play: What comes after “upbeat” and “optimistic”?
09:29 AM - May 6, 2009
Ben the Optimist
Papers focus on the sunny side of Fed chairman’s economic-growth statement
‘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?
A backgrounder for understanding the storm that hit Moore, Oklahoma
One year ago four journalists were brutally murdered in the bloodiest attack on the press in Mexico’s drug war. For those left behind the pain — and the threats — continue
50 years of foreign reporting from the NYRB
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.