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Currents

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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The Business of Digital Journalism

A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

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