By Eric Alterman Mar 1, 2013 at 12:00 AM
When William F. Buckley Jr. died in February 2008, I happened to be in another of the endless arguments... More
How can we improve American media’s coverage of race, class, and social mobility? Let’s ask some of the brightest minds in this business.
By Farai Chideya Mar 1, 2013 at 12:00 AM
[Update, April 15] While we took our opening comment in the Herald-Leader at face value in the piece below,... More
Meet the 18 journalists who weighed in on coverage of race, class, and social mobility in CJR’s cover story
By The Editors Mar 1, 2013 at 12:00 AM
Tristan Ahtone (@tahtone) works as Poverty and Public Health reporter for KUNM in Albuquerque. A member of the Kiowa Tribe... More
Nearly 1 in 100 Americans is incarcerated. But how well can journalists cover prisons if they can’t get past the gates?
By Beth Schwartzapfel Mar 1, 2013 at 12:00 AM
When Rob Wildeboer, a criminal-and-legal-affairs reporter for public radio WBEZ in Chicago, read a report from a local watchdog... More
By James Ridgeway Mar 1, 2013 at 12:00 AM
Supermax prisons and solitary confinement units are our domestic black sites--hidden places where human beings endure unspeakable punishments, without... More
By Michael Meyer Mar 1, 2013 at 12:00 AM
Among highly paid primetime cable hosts who commute weekly by private jet between rural Minnesota and Manhattan, Ed Schultz... More
How personal-health journalism ignores the fundamental pitfalls baked into all scientific research and serves up a daily diet of unreliable information
By David H. Freedman Jan 2, 2013 at 12:00 AM
In late 2011, in a nearly 6,000-word article in The New York Times Magazine, health writer Tara Parker-Pope laid... More
By Fred Schruers Jan 2, 2013 at 12:00 AM
The tattoo on Cara Santa Maria’s inner right forearm isn’t exactly the kind of ink drunken sailors get. “Yeah,... More
Every few months, an outbreak of foodborne illness roils the nation. But a byzantine regulatory system and a patchwork approach to coverage in depleted newsrooms ensures the press is always playing catch-up on the food-safety story.
By Helena Bottemiller Jan 2, 2013 at 12:00 AM
Editors’ Note: Bottemiller’s bio should have mentioned that her employer, Food Safety News, is published by the law firm... More
An American popular scientist in the Carl Sagan tradition, Neil deGrasse Tyson explains why he tweets, and why the US needs to rediscover its space mojo
By Curtis Brainard Jan 2, 2013 at 12:00 AM
When it comes to making science popular and accessible, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson does it all. He’s the director... More
By Cyndi Stivers Jan 2, 2013 at 12:00 AM
Esther Dyson always figured she would ride a rocket one day. As the daughter of renowned physicist Freeman Dyson,... More
By Cyndi Stivers Nov 1, 2012 at 12:00 AM
As his Golden Globes hosting gigs have shown, Ricky Gervais is not afraid to say what he thinks. So... More
When Truman Capote set out to profile Marlon Brando for The New Yorker in 1957, he knew just how to set his traps
By Douglas McCollam Nov 1, 2012 at 12:00 AM
One morning in January, 1957, Josh Logan, the veteran Broadway producer and Hollywood director, came down from his room into... More
By Reid Rosefelt Nov 1, 2012 at 12:00 AM
I’ve always regretted that I never thanked Goldie Hawn for launching my career as a publicist. Goldie became my... More
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
“I think there’s an awful lot of short opinion around, and it’s quite nice to find an argument in a piece that isn’t just stated”
The politicizing of 9/11 wreckage
“Our research found that black boys can be seen as responsible for their actions at an age when white boys still benefit from the assumption that children are essentially innocent”
Can you tell the between content created by a software program and news written by a flesh-and-blood journalist?
“Is it going to be hard in two years when you are no longer President and people stop letting you win at basketball?”
Who Owns What
A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Questions and exercises for journalism students.