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Brick by brick

After years of shrinking ambition at The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos has the paper thinking global domination

In April, six months after her family sold the newspaper it had controlled for eight decades to Amazon founder... More

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Eye in the sky

Drones are cheap, simple, and potential game changers for newsrooms

On the morning of February 1, Pedro Rivera was lying in bed, listening to the crackle of the police... More

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Who cares if it’s true?

Modern-day newsrooms reconsider their values

BuzzFeed, as much as any newsroom, is the antithesis of traditional. A neon sign celebrates the Hot List, BuzzFeed's... More

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Evgeny vs. the internet

Evgeny Morozov wants to convince us that digital technology can’t save the world, and he’s willing to burn every bridge from Cambridge to Silicon Valley to do it

Depending on whom you ask, Evgeny Morozov is either the most astute, feared, loathed, or useless writer about digital... More

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The love affair is over

America’s relationship with the automobile is changing. The transportation beat has to catch up.

In January 2013, more than 5,000 journalists from 62 countries poured into Cobo Convention Center in Detroit, as they... More

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What is journalism for?

A range of perspectives on the question

In his 1999 book, What Are Journalists For?, which told the story of the civic-journalism movement, Jay Rosen suggested that... More

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Who, what, when, where, why, and how

CJR asks the question: What is journalism for?

From high-school teachers to new-media whiz kids, conservative pundits to liberal wonks, African poets to Google executives, CJR asked dozens... More

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The ‘awayness’ problem

I was there, you weren’t; let me tell you about it

The elemental question that CJR has asked me to address, "What is journalism for?" is 100 times better than the... More

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Identity crisis

Why journalists should drop the push for special protection and just defend freedom of expression

When young people took to the streets of Istanbul in June to rally to preserve a downtown park, the... More

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Accidental journalists

What happens when a bunch of outsiders with no journalism experience buy an island newspaper?

"Land ho!" shouts a redheaded boy, finger pointing over the guardrail of the ferryboat's upper deck. His mother holds onto... More

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To the barricades

Is it okay that Ukraine’s journalists are using protests and political theater to fight for press freedom?

One breezy morning in June, a group of leading Ukrainian journalists drove to the small village of Novi Petrivtsi,... More

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Lighten up

How satire will make American politics relevant again

In spring 1998, as a senior political science major at the University of New Hampshire, I took a transformative course... More

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Funny follows

Comedic tweeters

Was it William Shakespeare or @wise_kaplan who said, "Brevity is the soul of wit"? In either case, of Twitter it... More

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Streams of consciousness

Millennials expect a steady diet of quick-hit, social-media-mediated bits and bytes. What does that mean for journalism?

My first encounters with journalism were the same as most American males: through the sports pages. Sometime in middle... More

How Forbes got to $475 million - That’s what a Hong Kong investor has agreed to pay for a firm that two years ago had trouble paying its rent

Are female journalists up to the job of a Jill Abramson interview? - Reporters avoid unflattering discussion about her firing

How to check if that viral video is true - Journalists don’t always verify user-generated content, so readers need to learn how to verify what they see online

The Grand Dame of Florida reporting has retired twice, but she’s still causing trouble - A conversation with the Tampa Bay Times’ Lucy Morgan

Brick by brick - After years of shrinking ambition at The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos has the paper thinking global domination


The White House deploys minders to interviews all the time (WaPo)

“Almost every officially sanctioned exchange between reporters and the proverbial ‘senior administration officials’ is conducted in the presence of a press staffer”

The down-and-dirty history of TMZ (BuzzFeed)

“TMZ’s real engine — what defines its mission, what legitimizes it and sets it apart — is a unique and controversial mix of scandal mongering and investigative journalism”

The 10 worst New Yorker longreads (Gawker)

“[A]pparently [Adam] Gopnik did not know you could bake fancy breads from France and other cultures. So he got his mom to teach him how to bake them. A fine anecdote, maybe, to tell a friend or a therapist. But in this case he wrote about it for the New Yorker, a magazine.”

Bloggingheads

Greg Marx discusses democracy and news with Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute

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