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Signal and Noise

Trying to follow global news in America, a newcomer finds that something is missing

f you wished to see a vivid illustration of how the broadcast news media in the US are perceived in... More

Breathing Room

Toward a new Arab media

efore there was Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or even Al Jazeera, there was Hama, Syria. It was 1982 and an... More

English Lesson

The moment has arrived for Al Jazeera English, except in the US

[This is a sidebar article to the May/June 2011 cover story, "Breathing Room: Toward a new Arab media," which you... More

Tested

Covering schools in the age of micro-measurement

leven New York City education reporters were huddling on e-mail last October 20, musing over ways to collectively pry... More

Crossfire in Kandahar

Afghanistan’s new journalists navigate an ambiguous war

ne hot night in September, less than a week after Afghanistan’s parliamentary election, soldiers from NATO’s International Security Assistance Force... More

Reboot

An open letter to the FCC about a media policy for the digital age

Editor's Note: On June 9, 2011, the FCC's Future of Media Project released a report on the state of local... More

The Hamster Wheel

Why running as fast as we can is getting us nowhere

“Newsrooms have shrunk by 25% in three years.” —Project for Excellence in Journalism, “State of the News Media 2010” “A... More

A Second Chance

How mobile devices can absolve journalism of its original sin: giving away online content

Talk to people who are into mobile reading devices like the Kindle and the iPad, and a scene from... More

Look at Me!

A writer’s search for journalism in the age of branding

hen I was nineteen and chose to accept the creeping suspicion that I would turn out to be a writer... More

Dumb Like a Fox

Fox News isn’t part of the GOP; it has simply (and shamelessly) mastered the confines of cable

ast December 10 was a big news day. U.S. Senate negotiators announced they had agreed to a compromise on health... More

Hot Air

Why don’t TV weathermen believe in climate change?

he small makeup room off the main floor of KUSI's studios, in a suburban canyon on the north end of... More

Disappearing Iraq

After a period of openness that benefited both the military and the media, the door is closing

Ah, the happy world of Iraq, as seen through U.S. military press releases. Iraq could be exploding—in fact, parts of... More

Too Close for Comfort?

Tom Ricks and the military’s new philosophical embeds

Thomas E. Ricks has a photograph of a general—Ulysses S. Grant, looking haggard and defeated in Cold Harbor, Virginia—on the... More

No Free Lunch

Who will pay for news? CJR presents four stories searching for journalism’s economic model

Journalists tend to move in packs. Not long ago we thought that the key to the business model of the... More

Power Problem

The business press did everything but take on the institutions that brought down the financial system

“The government, the financial industry and the American consumer—if they had only paid attention—would have gotten ample warning about this... More

16 women whose digital startups deserve Vox-level plaudits - A look at the media entrepreneurs who aren’t grabbing headlines

Why was ‘Dasani’ shut out of the Pulitzers? - 5 problems with The New York Times’ ambitious, influential series on the life of one homeless Brooklyn girl

The AP downplays its Obamacare scoop - Repeal on deductible caps marks another step in The Great Cost Shift

The enduring pull of mag covers - Why do magazine cover images still hold so much cultural power in this decline-of-print era?

Michael Wolff’s digital media bloopers - The Newser founder trolls (other) digital-news companies


The shirt on your back

How did the clothes you’re wearing get to you? We trace the human cost of the Bangladeshi garment industry in video, words and pictures

Anxious royalist

Fantastic letter in The Times

Coming out as a porn star

How do you tell your family and friends?

The truth about Google X

A look behind the secretive lab’s closed doors

New Jersey’s good government

Despite the bridge scandal, Chris Christie’s state is relatively transparent and accountable. CJR’s Greg Marx talks to Gordon Witkin

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