That’s not to say the Pew results should be dismissed—as Cohen acknowledges, they may be catching early signs that “opinions thought settled for a decade are now in flux.” At the very least, it’s worth keeping a closer eye on the next round of data from other sources. But until we see more, what we have is suggestive, not conclusive—and stories that don’t make that distinction are letting their readers down.
03:27 PM - October 2, 2009
Picking Apart the Polls
Is opinion really shifting on abortion?
‘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?
Inside Google’s secret lab
We might deplore the practice, but posting pictures of our food online is a way to bring everyone to the table
“Every time the restaurant switched up its format, it got plenty of accompanying media coverage that let judges know they needed to return to see what was going on”
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.