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Currents

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Hard Numbers

Waging the privacy war

55 percent of American voters identified Edward Snowden as a "whistleblower" in July 2013 34 percent of American voters identified... More

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Gaming

Playing for keeps

Busted! Hair Net Hero is part of a new breed of news game (Center for Investigative Reporting) Looking for... More

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What’s in my…bags

Alexia Tsotsis, TechCrunch

Alexia Tsotsis carries bags inside her bags. The 31-year-old San Francisco co-editor of TechCrunch carries enough stuff with her... More

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Innovation watch

Drill down in the Amazon

In 2008, Gustavo Faleiros, a reporter at the Brazilian news outlet O Eco, sought a way to synthesize the... More

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Up Next

If it ain’t broken…

Breaking News. Those two little words can sound a warning cry when uttered by a news anchor. But has the... More

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Open Bar

The Esquire Tavern

The Esquire Tavern San Antonio, TX Year opened Originally in 1933, the year Prohibition ended. It closed in 2006,... More

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Bad news

Worst job in America?

Okay, so the newspaper business isn't exactly thriving; and the idea of casting a reporter as the hero in... More

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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

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

Paper files public records request—and city’s response is a lawsuit - Local officials argue Montana courts should strike balance between privacy and disclosure

BBC Pop-Up reports from small town America - A small team is traveling across the United States for six months in hopes of finding underreported local stories

What game design can do for journalism - Three newly selected fellows at American University talk about the medium’s future

Timeline, an app based on ‘the history of…’ - But chronology doesn’t reveal everything


Photojournalism while pregnant (NYT Mag)

“Momentarily forgetting I was pregnant, I jockeyed for a position close enough to capture the initial moments of euphoria, hurling myself into the mix of hundreds of frenzied relatives. As the weight of men started to close in on me, I realized how vulnerable I was and started to panic.”

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.

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

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Questions and exercises for journalism students.