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Do you know Elise Andrew?

The creator of the Facebook page “I f*cking love science” is journalism’s first self-made brand

In retrospect, I could easily have ignored the picture that appeared on my Facebook feed on a lazy Sunday... More

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Brick by brick

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

Andrew B. Myers In April, six months after her family sold the newspaper it had controlled for eight decades... 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

Stop using ‘Brooklyn’ to mean hipster neighborhoods - Elite-oriented outlets typically only cover the borough’s most affluent, Manhattan-adjacent neighborhoods

The Reporters Committee is about to start suing people to help journalists - Katie Townsend joins the organization as its first litigation director

How a Nebraska newspaper kicked off a major prison sentencing scandal - The Omaha World-Herald found that hundreds of inmates were being released early

On media freedom, United Nations plays by its own rules - Months of international crises raises the stakes for reporting on the UN, but investigative journalists remain without a right to information

Keep calm and write a headline worth reading - Ease up on the exaggerations because someday you may need those explosive adjectives when a truly big story lands


Adviser of high school paper that refused to use ‘Redskins’ suspended (Student Press Law Center)

“Amid a months-long battle with administrators for editorial control … the Playwickian’s faculty adviser was suspended for two days this week”

Apple’s ‘warrant canary’ disappears (GigaOm)

Apple included language in its first Transparency Report to say that it had not been subject to a Section 215 Patriot Act request. That language is now gone.

Trend Piece (New Yorker)

Buzzword, buzzword, buzzword. Isn’t the buzzword on your mind now? Perhaps it is on other people’s minds? Read on or you’ll be clueless, dated, and without any friends in the world. Buzzword again!

This Is How Joanna Coles Changed Cosmo (Refinery29)

The British reporter-turned-editor has made good on her promises to bring politics to the magazine, win some very big-deal journalism awards, and secure the most interesting exclusive interviews

Bloggingheads

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

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