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Hard Numbers

Weird science

95 weekly science sections in newspapers in 1989 34 weekly science sections in newspapers in 2005 19 weekly science sections... More

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Strange but true

Tales from the sports beat

C. W. Nevius, San Francisco Chronicle In 1990, the San Francisco 49ers had a big Monday Night Football game, and... More

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Sree tips

Social-media etiquette for journalists

Q: What is the advantage of Facebook’s Subscribe function for journalists? A: Facebook’s Subscribe function allows you to share your... More

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Talk to the hand

A long-running journalism inside joke gets new (after?)life

Eight years ago, the Chicago Tribune put the halogen searchlight of public attention on an age-old international media conspiracy—an... More

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Language Corner

There, there

There are many ways to start articles and sentences. There is often a way to avoid beginning with the phrases... More

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Gifted

‘Tis the season

If you love a journalist, you know how hard it is to find the perfect gift—they’re so neurotic! So... More

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Open Bar

The Anchor Bar

The Anchor Bar 450 West Fort Street, Detroit, MI Year opened 1959. It’s been in its current location since 1993,... More

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Death becomes … who?

What the NY Times obits say about America

The New York Times is, more than any other single publication, the nation’s arbiter of erudition, prosperity, and success.... More

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Behind the news

Give me a visual

Serious graphic novels, like Maus or Persepolis, have proven that comics aren’t always funny. But what about graphic journalism?... More

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Title Search

Python developer

Alexandre Conrad is a Python developer for SurveyMonkey. Jay Woodruff interviewed him in September. Have you ever been slapped in... More

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A matter of time

Pretty in Finke

In October, auto-racing and truck-leasing scion Jay Penske announced that he’d bought Variety, the storied Hollywood trade publication founded in... More

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Hard Numbers

Election edition

54 Percent of Americans who knew that General Motors’ decision to close its plant in Janesville, WI, happened before Barack... More

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DIY celebrity profile

Fill in the blanks

It is half-past 10 on another soullessly sun-kissed Los Angeles morning. And (promising young star) is late. I’ve been sitting... More

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The Lower Case

Headlines that editors probably wish they could take back

- Erie Times-News, 6/13/12 - BBCNews.com, 6/12/12 - The Des Moines Register, 7/5/12 - Brand Republic News, 7/5/12 - Bellingham... More

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Parting Shots

Death, where is their sting?

The world of American letters is considerably poorer now than just one year ago. Last December was Christopher Hitchens’s final... More

Stop trolling your readers - We know you’re only doing it for clicks

Des Moines Register prepares for a ‘very stressful’ newsroom restructuring - Editor Amalie Nash speaks on turnover, transformation, and a virtual reality adventure

PBS pulls ads from Harper’s Magazine after critical essay - Piece argues public broadcaster has fallen under the sway of political influence and outside money

Should all journalists be on Twitter? - Reasons to take up or forgo the 140-character platform

The Tennessean is borrowing reporters from other Gannett papers - Music columnist Peter Cooper is latest journalist to part ways with Nashville paper


How Ben Bradlee dealt with flacks (Washington Post)

“I would like to be sure that you understand that we trust our editors news judgement and that we distrust yours”

Ben Bradlee, 93 (WaPo)

“From the moment he took over The Post newsroom in 1965, Mr. Bradlee sought to create an important newspaper that would go far beyond the traditional model of a metropolitan daily”

I’m a black journalist quitting media because I’m sick of racism (TNR)

“Among the challenges that make racism so difficult to fix, and so odiously constant, is that white people often don’t even recognize when they’re saying or doing something that cuts their black colleagues to the bone”

High Times hits middle age (NYMag)

After 40 years, every issue still features a weed centerfold

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.