To put it another way: whether Obama gets Afghanistan right matters for many reasons, but its impact on his presidency is among the least important of them. The outcome of the health care debate matters to the president’s political legacy, but it matters much more, in the aggregate, to Americans who need health care they can afford. And that’s the reality that gets obscured when the press goes searching for pivotal moments.
09:55 AM - July 23, 2009
Everything’s a Crisis
The perils of prognosticating on Obama’s political future
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.