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
16 women whose digital startups deserve Vox-level plaudits - A look at the media entrepreneurs who aren’t grabbing headlines
Why was ‘Dasani’ shut out of the Pulitzers? - 5 problems with The New York Times’ ambitious, influential series on the life of one homeless Brooklyn girl
The AP downplays its Obamacare scoop - Repeal on deductible caps marks another step in The Great Cost Shift
The enduring pull of mag covers - Why do magazine cover images still hold so much cultural power in this decline-of-print era?
Michael Wolff’s digital media bloopers - The Newser founder trolls (other) digital-news companies
Email blasts from CJR writers and editors
Yet another viral story debunked
Russia’s newest export: abusing the press
“Perhaps most important, we want The Upshot to feel like a collaboration between journalists and readers”
“I also hope this blog can be a small step towards regaining the trust of my readers”
Louis CK is nonplussed at how ladies do it
Who Owns What
A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Questions and exercises for journalism students.