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Meet Mr. Space

A man on a mission to make Americans care about the solar system

Space isn't what it used to be. At least, that's the thought Mike Massimino fears is floating around the... More

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Hard Numbers

Viral edition

64 percent of American adults using Facebook 30 percent of American adults getting news from Facebook 16 percent of American... More

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Open Bar

The Pen & Pencil Club

The Pen & Pencil Club Philadelphia, PA Year opened 1892 Distinguishing features Club members are especially proud of the Pen &... More

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Pimp yo’ brand

Journalists bang their own drums

For reporters, self-promotion isn't just prudent, it's essential. Although In These Times has multiple email newsletters, the nonprofit magazine encouraged... More

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Ef-tymology

In a word

When "Not Fucking Rocket Science" ended up on the "Journalism Is . . ." cover of CJR (September/October 2013), letters flew in... More

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Hard Numbers

Digital disruption

79 years (1933-2012) that Newsweek was continuously in print in the US 279 years that Lloyd's List, the world's oldest... More

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Search committee

Getting to know 100 senators

The Sunlight Foundation's 100 Senators tool has a simple mission: to allow you to discover not just what senators... More

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Charted territory

‘The Fifth Estate’

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Not-so-fluffy news

The pet beat takes chops

Most reporters expect to bring their résumé or clips to a job interview. Tanya Irwin was asked to bring... More

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Open Bar

McGeary’s

McGeary's 4 Clinton Square, Albany, NY Year opened 1982 Distinguishing features  A stuffed hammerhead shark dangling over the middle of... More

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Hard Numbers

International expanse

260 million homes that receive Al Jazeera America, globally 76 percent of Al Jazeera stories on Syria orginated from bureaus... More

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Curious tales

Citizen journalism at scale

Each day, Curious City, a public-radio show that airs on Chicago's WBEZ, hits its audience with a strangely intuitive... More

Apple can’t hide from a 20-year-old reporter - The University of Michigan student gets behind the tech titan’s newest products

Al Jazeera America struggles to get off the margins - A quality-first strategy faces huge hurdles

Finding James Foley - This 2013 story takes a look at GlobalPost’s search for the photojournalist

Gannett cribs from Advance Publications playbook for struggling newspapers - Staff compete for fewer jobs; ‘readers become the assignment editor’

Cop corruption probe sparks newspaper feud - A spiked story is at the center of a bitter fight between Philadelphia’s two dailies


The impact of watching executions (PSmag)

“[E]xecutions, even for people who support capital punishment, and even when the criminals being put to death evoke little personal sympathy because of the nature of their crimes, take a toll on witnesses”

Times of India demands employee social media passwords (Quartz)

The company will possess log-in information and will be free to post any material to the account without journalists’ knowledge

Reconnecting with a story source, 17 years later (Hartford Courant)

“People who say reporters exploit people? You are right, we do. We parachute into people’s lives, sidle up, convince them that we care — and then disengage when the story is over. But that doesn’t mean we don’t connect, in a genuine way.”

The McDonald’s in Ferguson (LAT)

“Lately, the restaurant has taken on the appearance of a battered frontier outpost”

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

Study Guides

Questions and exercises for journalism students.