Millennials expect a steady diet of quick-hit, social-media-mediated bits and bytes. What does that mean for journalism?
By Ben Adler May 1, 2013 at 12:00 AM
My first encounters with journalism were the same as most American males: through the sports pages. Sometime in middle... More
The journalism business has been evolving for years, if not quite as cataclysmically as it is now. Ben Adler is a 31-year-old freelance writer; his father, Jerry Adler, 63, had a long, distinguished career at Newsweek. Here are highlights of a recent Gchat about their media consumption.
By Ben Adler and Jerry Adler May 1, 2013 at 12:00 AM
This article ran in CJR's May/June 2013 edition as a sidebar to Ben Adler's cover story on how millennials... More
DoSomething.org’s surveys of teens suggest that the voters of tomorrow do actually care about current affairs
By The Editors May 1, 2013 at 12:00 AM
Who says kids are apathetic and don't care about the news? Well, kids do--but their behavior suggests otherwise. A... More
By The Editors May 1, 2013 at 12:00 AM
"A lot of students believe all news is created equal," says Alan Miller of the News Literacy Project, which helps... More
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
New survey reveals everything you think about freelancing is true - Data from Project Word quantifies challenges of freelance investigative reporting
Why one editor won’t run any more op-eds by the Heritage Foundation’s top economist - A reply to Paul Krugman on state taxes and job growth made some incorrect claims
Why we ‘stave off’ colds - It all started with wine
The New Republic, then and now - Tallying the staff turnover at the overhauled magazine
Why serious journalism can coexist with audience-pleasing content - Legacy media organizations should experiment with digital platforms while continuing to publish hard news
Email blasts from CJR writers and editors
“Bloom engaged in an increasingly popular style of writing, which I’ve discussed on my blog before, which I call “feelings journalism.” It involves a writer making an argument based on what they imagine someone else is thinking, what they feel may be another person’s feelings. The realm of fact, of reporting, has been left behind.”
“The correspondent retelling war stories surely knows that fellow correspondents had faced the same dangers or worse”
“In the media, we eat our own for sport”
“‘I wasn’t milked on the White House lawn by a strange man,’ The Washington Post—the venerable institution that would later come to break the Watergate scandal and win 48 Pulitzers—quoted her, a farm animal, as saying”
Greg Marx discusses democracy and news with Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute
Who Owns What
A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Questions and exercises for journalism students.
Hey millionaire tech bros: Have patience with the editorial process – Chris Hughes probably wanted to enable great journalism at first. Then the dust settled and before you know it, he’s shaking everything up again