“Our plan is very simple. We’ll hire a director, and the director gets to figure out what to do with OGIS,” said Stern, who says that his agency has looked to state and foreign information ombuds as models. “That’s the plan, and there’s not too much more to it at the moment.”
04:34 PM - January 29, 2009
The Openness Ombudsman
D.C.’s new FOIA ombuds office is finally taking shape
Fox News not outraged by retailers’ War on Thanksgiving - As giant stores commercialize the last holdout, Bill O’Reilly & Co. shrug
BuzzFeed’s all-positive books section - It doesn’t make sense to pledge positivity if your aim is to provide readers with critics’ takes on new books. It makes more sense if your aim is to cultivate a thriving community.
Disappointing Deadspin - It broke the Manti Te’o story, but then stopped reporting and resumed trashing
Healthcare in Great Britain vs. healthcare in the USA: part one - A conversation with Chris Smyth, health reporter for The Times of London
Asperger’s, pedophiles, and questionable motivations - A dart to the Daily Beast, for its ill-informed speculation on Adam Lanza’s psyche
Email blasts from CJR writers and editors
Bestowing the annual honor on Snowden would send an important message
A new collaboration will have top science journalists engaging with their readers at the subreddit r/science
Why won’t the President rein in the intelligence community?
Takedown of Esquire’s overheated cancer story
Timelapse of a photo-realistic painting of the actor being done on an iPad
Who Owns What
A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Questions and exercises for journalism students.