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
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
Brick by brick - After years of shrinking ambition at The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos has the paper thinking global domination
Gawker’s so-far successful experiment in making office chats public - Are group chat rooms a waste of time or essential to running a modern newsroom?
A new course in video games journalism - As an art form grows up, can the critics keep pace?
On the NSA, a White House credibility problem - The AP report on the destruction of The Guardian’s hard drives is just the latest evidence that reporters can’t trust the Obama administration on spying claims
Long all-volunteer, Guernica Mag looks toward paying its contributors - The 10-year-old online mag hired its first full-time employee and is launching a second Kickstarter
Email blasts from CJR writers and editors
“Make yourself indispensable. Dispel any rumors, however quiet, that you are just there for a ‘quota’”
Nate Silver drills into the numbers
“A single page in a glossy magazine could be discounted by more than half its open rate and still get an effective CPM of about $70. Online display ad CPMs average under $3”
With the relaunch comes the archive
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.