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Cover Story

Big Bird to the Rescue?

Public television remains largely indifferent to calls to boost serious news coverage

epresentative Earl Blumenauer stood before a microphone outside the Capitol building in February to make a passionate plea for continued... More

The Future of Public Television

Can Public Television News Step Up?

elevision has long been our most popular news medium, the format that unites us and brings the world to our... More

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

How Forbes got to $475 million - That’s what a Hong Kong investor has agreed to pay for a firm that two years ago had trouble paying its rent

Are female journalists up to the job of a Jill Abramson interview? - Reporters avoid unflattering discussion about her firing

How to check if that viral video is true - Journalists don’t always verify user-generated content, so readers need to learn how to verify what they see online

The Grand Dame of Florida reporting has retired twice, but she’s still causing trouble - A conversation with the Tampa Bay Times’ Lucy Morgan

Brick by brick - After years of shrinking ambition at The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos has the paper thinking global domination


How to be a decent entertainment reporter (Eric Danton)

“Here’s how not to suck at it: Don’t write like an entertainment reporter”

A First Look update (First Look Media)

“[R]ather than immediately launching a large collection of digital ‘magazines’ based on strong, expert journalists with their own followings, as we imagined earlier, we’ll begin by building out the two we’ve started and then explore adding new ones as we learn”

The White House deploys minders to interviews all the time (WaPo)

“Almost every officially sanctioned exchange between reporters and the proverbial ‘senior administration officials’ is conducted in the presence of a press staffer”

The down-and-dirty history of TMZ (BuzzFeed)

“TMZ’s real engine — what defines its mission, what legitimizes it and sets it apart — is a unique and controversial mix of scandal mongering and investigative journalism”

Bloggingheads

Greg Marx discusses democracy and news with Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute

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Who Owns What

The Business of Digital Journalism

A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

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Questions and exercises for journalism students.