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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

Why won’t journalists ask Bill Cosby the tough questions? - Sexual assault charges are hardly ever mentioned to the TV star

Knoxville’s alt-weekly wasn’t losing money. It got shut down anyway - Scripps pulls the plug on Metro Pulse in favor of an entertainment supplement for the local daily

Chuck Todd’s Obama book says more about the author than it does about the president - ‘The Stranger’ underscores a broader problem with the way we cover politics

Beware labeling Pope Francis a liberal - Political boxes like liberal/conservative and evolutionist/creationist miss his real significance

The Virginian-Pilot produces a breakthrough investigation amid layoffs - Reporter John Holland discusses how the story came together, newsroom cutbacks, and colleagues who cover for each other


Which media outlets use ‘illegal immigrant’? (Fusion)

“[I]n spite of all the good reasons not to use the phrase, it is still very easy to find in the US press, even in headlines”

Jack Shafer on losing his job (Capital New York)

“Right now, my immediate plan is to go to work as a lay therapist at The Intercept to bring the healing there so John Cook and Matt Taibbi can return. I have great interpersonal skills.”

On outlets that continue to call unknown drone victims ‘militants’ (The Intercept)

“Like the US drone program itself, this deceitful media practice continues unabated”

UNITY’s convention is no more (All Digitocracy)

“The organization’s board of directors decided that UNITY will no longer host the quadrennial conferences for which it had become known”

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.