The Weigel Thing: My contribution to the “Dave Weigel gets dumped by WaPo” sweepstakes consisted mostly of repurposing Maureen Tkacik’s cover story from CJR’s May/June issue. It turned out pretty well, which reinforced one of the basic rules of writing: find a good writer, then borrow her words.
12:03 PM - December 30, 2010
Best of 2010: Greg Marx
Marx picks his top stories from 2010
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
The New York Times’ replacement for Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight
“Newsweek published an article which even Goodman admits is not completely compelling on its own terms”
Why True Detective’s finale was all that mattered
Q&A with the Guardian’s Alan Rusbridger
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.