Thursday, August 28, 2014. Last Update: Thu 2:50 PM EST

Currents

calchnicon.jpg

Hard numbers

All the news that’s fit to fake

1.4 million average viewers of The Daily Show With Jon Stewart ages 18-49 1.1 million average viewers of The Colbert... More

currents.hurst.jpg

Innovation watch

A bucket brigade

Last October, the day before Newsweek announced it would be shutting down its print edition, Peter Bilak launched a... More

currents.chinabuildings.jpg

WTF?

China rising

First came CCTV's big boxer shorts, now the People's Daily's colossal phallus. As the Chinese state media look to conquer... More

currents.terramar.jpg

Social-media watch

I ♥ the briny deep

According to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, the vast swaths of the world's oceans... More

currents.titlesearch.jpg

Title search

Human-capital consultant

Shane Williams is a human-capital and executive-search consultant at Egon Zehnder International. After earning his PhD in biochemistry at... More

songkran.jpg

Strange but true

Before you go…

Carrie Ching is developing a storytelling series about journalists called Off The Record. To introduce the series to CJR... More

calchnicon.jpg

Hard numbers

Pew, that’s a lotta research!

72 percent of all US adults who say the most common way they hear about news from family and friends... More

currents.openbar.jpg

Open Bar

The Gandamack

Gandamack Lodge Kabul, Afghanistan Although the bar's official name is the Hare and Hound Watering Hole, most people know... More

130217Twitter.jpg

Sree Tips

Social-media etiquette for journalists

Q: There seem to be new social media platforms released every week. How do you decide which ones, if any,... More

currents.cicada.jpg

The Buzz

They’re back!

After 17 years underground, a brood of cicadas is emerging from the soil this spring, from the Carolinas to... More

currents.stallman.jpg

The Conversation

Sports section 2.0

After two years as deputy editor, Jason Stallman took over in January as The New York Times sports editor... More

currents.fisher.jpg

Strange but true

More tales from the beat

Lea Thompson, Dateline NBC We once conducted an entire interview in Dallas using a "bra cam." We were exposing... More

maynardicon.jpg

What’s in my … rolling briefcase

Micheline Maynard

Micheline Maynard is something of a renaissance woman. The former New York Times Detroit bureau chief covers the auto industry,... More

pulitzer.jpg

Future shock

Predictions from the past

In 1923, The World, Joseph Pulitzer's raucous daily, published a series of predictions from experts in various fields about... More

openbarma2013icon.jpg

Open Bar

The Newsroom Pub

The Newsroom PubMilwaukee Press ClubMilwaukee, WI Year opened 1885; in current location since 2000 Who drinks here Journalists, tourists,... 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

  • If you like the magazine, get the rest of the year for just $19.95 (6 issues in all).
  • If not, simply write cancel on the bill and return it. You will owe nothing.

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.