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Currents

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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

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Conflict Reporting

Staying safe in the field

The Journalist Survival Guide does not use the phrase "survival guide" lightly. That much is clear by Lesson 1:... More

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How I got that story

One man’s struggle in Syria becomes art

In December 2012, Fotini Christia, a professor at MIT, was in Antakya, Turkey, researching an article about women in the... More

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Innovation Watch

Crowd reporting an election

In 19 years of democratic elections, Mozambique has experienced voter apathy and corruption. But a free local newspaper, @Verdade, is... More

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Viral Wisdom

Crowd consensus on Syria

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Open Bar

Local Edition

Local Edition San Francisco, CA Year opened 2012 Owners Future Bars, aka Doug Dalton and Brian Sheehy Distinguishing features... More

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Stranger than fiction

The new niche: gangsters

Yamaguchi-gumi, Japan's largest yakuza crime syndicate, has published an official magazine that features satirical haikus and genteel articles about... More

Virginian-Pilot journalists: Corporate management pressure is stifling coverage - “Lovers of journalism in this newsroom are pissed. It’s bad.”

The worst journalism of 2014 - A recap of the year’s most cringeworthy news blunders

Why the media don’t get Detroit—and why it matters - Coverage of declining cities is too often simplistic and lacking historical context

21st-century censorship - Governments around the world are using stealthy strategies to manipulate the media

Jesse Brown punctures Canada’s media bubble - The independent journalist uses his website and podcast to break stories that might otherwise go unpublished


We should all step back from security journalism (Medium)

“It should be made clear, in law, that the tasks security reseachers do to make the net more secure and journalists do to understand and contextualize the truth for the public are not crimes”

Trust In Business And Media Is Declining, But People Have Faith In Search Engines (Buzzfeed)

People have become less trusting of major institutions, according to the annual Edelman Trust Barometer. And large majorities doubt that businesses want to make the world a better place.

With New Charlie Hebdo Cover, News Value Should Have Prevailed (NYT)

Public editor Margaret Sullivan on why the paper should have published the images.

An Old Fogey’s Analysis of a Teenager’s View on Social Media (Medium)

“I feel the need to offer my perspective as someone who is not a teenager but who has thought about these issues extensively for years.”

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.