Set the Wayback Machine to April 9, 1984. The stars are filing into the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles for the 56th Academy Awards . . .
By Cyndi Stivers Nov 1, 2012 at 12:00 AM
In 1984, gaining access to the Oscars was pretty easy. Calling from Vanity Fair, where new immigrant Tina Brown had... More
Why toil as an entry-level slave when you can watch a lot of TV, write it up, build a following—and perhaps even get paid?
By Sara Morrison Nov 1, 2012 at 12:00 AM
Since I could talk, I have talked back to the television. Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood was great—I loved that segment... More
By Cyndi Stivers Nov 1, 2012 at 12:00 AM
Television viewers are all over the place these days, tuning in via computers, tablets, and phones, at odd times, and... More
Just in time for Hollywood awards season, CJR shines a Klieg light on entertainment journalism—a sometimes deprecated but highly influential corner of the craft.
By The Editors Nov 1, 2012 at 12:00 AM
In the past half century, as the big movie studios ceded control of the media narrative, celebrities have loomed... More
By Stephen B. Shepard Sep 5, 2012 at 12:00 AM
Excerpted from Deadlines and Disruption, by Stephen B. Shepard, published by McGraw-Hill, © 2012 With the traditional business model collapsing,... More
The once-mighty triangle of publisher-audience-advertiser, long the basis for success in the media business, is now shaky. So let’s consider transformation …
By Clay Shirky Sep 5, 2012 at 12:00 AM
In 1830, a publisher named Lynde Walter launched a Boston paper called The Boston Evening Transcript. Transcript’s most important... More
The traditional banner ad isn’t dead; it just transforms to fit the latest digital fashions — and the demands (lots of demands) from marketers
By Simon Dumenco Sep 5, 2012 at 12:00 AM
Fifteen years ago, when I was an editor at New York magazine, I had a little side project: I got... More
In Tulsa, This Land Press is defying news-startup orthodoxy and betting that its community will pay for quality journalism — not eventually, but right now
By Michael Meyer Sep 5, 2012 at 12:00 AM
Across the street from a Fastenal hardware store in the shadow of Tulsa’s aging art-deco skyline, the staff of... More
By C.W. Anderson Sep 5, 2012 at 12:00 AM
Too often, conversations about the evolution of media seem to pit defensive, old-school journalists against arrogant, tech-savvy upstarts. But in... More
By Kira Goldenberg Sep 5, 2012 at 12:00 AM
The news story is suffering an identity crisis. For a century at least, it was secure in the knowledge that... More
By Brent Cunningham Sep 5, 2012 at 12:00 AM
Laura Norton Amico spent the summer trying to find a newsroom in Washington, DC, to take over Homicide Watch,... More
By Emily Bell Sep 5, 2012 at 12:00 AM
Everywhere we go, everything we do, we send signals. Simple acts create streams of data, whether it is crossing... 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.