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Florida Roots

A native son discusses environmental journalism

On any day, there are six novels hiding in the pages of The Miami Herald, says Carl Hiaasen, the... More

The Velvet Rope

Why do journalists still care about seeing their name in print?

If print media is truly in an advanced stage of decline, if journalism’s great hope is online, why do... More

Saturation Point

A plethora of news outlets doesn’t mean deeper coverage

Consider the situation in many local news markets—some coverage from a newspaper, some from television, maybe one online outlet making... More

Hard Numbers

Some stats and figures on the news industry

105 number of countries with freedom of information laws; The Associated Press sent each a request on terrorism arrests and... More

Hard Numbers

Markers in a changing news landscape, from sourcing to salaries to cyberspace

Typewriter sales and service shops in the Manhattan phone book: 341 (1961) 320 (1986) 25 (2011) Computer sales and service... More

News Frontier

The power of one

Entry barriers are low in the online news world. Cheap hosting and free templates have launched a million blogs, including... More

Hard Numbers

Some stats and figures on the news industry

109number of segments CNN aired on the News Corp. phone-hacking scandal, July 4-13 71number of segments aired on MSNBC 30number... More

Haven Bound

A Q&A with Icelandic Parliamentarian, Birgitta Jónsdóttir

In 2008, Iceland was hit hard by the global financial crisis. Citizen outrage and political unrest followed, sparking a... More

Local (Wiki)Leaks

Finding local angles in the secret cables

Like any digital-age enterprise reporter, I scan certain online databases as a matter of daily routine: local campaign-finance and... More

Hard Numbers

Some stats and figures on the news industry

41 percent of the US news media workforce who are women 23.3 percent of top-level US news media managers who... More

All Politics is Local

Highlights from CJR.org’s News Frontier Database

One of the most important questions facing the news industry in its search to sustain journalism online is how the... More

Kling’s Warning

A Q&A with Minnesota Public Radio’s first CEO as he steps down

In 1967, in exchange for free graduate-school tuition, Bill Kling agreed to help Minnesota’s St. John’s University start a... More

Silence Across the Sinai

Some topics remain tense in post-Mubarak Egypt

Sometime in late March, at a Cairo protest, a prominent Egyptian activist pretended he was meeting me for the... More

Hard Numbers

Some stats and figures on the news industry

30 percent of visitors to local news and information websites that live outside the site’s market 25 percent of visitors... More

Tide Change at Bay Journal

The Chesapeake Bay Journal celebrates twenty years of educating readers about the bay

The twentieth anniversary of the Chesapeake Bay Journal marks a watershed moment for a publication that knows something about watersheds.... More

Hey millionaire tech bros: Have patience with the editorial process - Chris Hughes probably wanted to enable great journalism at first. Then the dust settled and before you know it, he’s shaking everything up again

Serial creators don’t know what will happen to Adnan Syed - New developments in his legal case suggest that the outcome is wide open

Price hike at UC Berkeley’s journalism school - Governing body approves additional fee of $7,500 starting 2016

Will Denver really have a newspaper war? - As a billionaire floats reviving the Rocky Mountain News, The Denver Post might buckle its chin strap

FOIA reform dies while the press looked the other way - RIP Improvement Act of 2014


The traffic lure of outrage (Slate)

“I didn’t become a journalist to peddle indignation on Facebook. But it sells—the page views don’t lie.”

NBC news producer’s sons were in the besieged school in Peshawar (NBCnews.com)

“I remained silent and didn’t know what to say — I know how such attacks on schools usually end”

Hero mom calls into CSPAN to berate her arguing pundit sons (WaPo)

“This was not planned. She called in on the normal line.”

Dick Cheney doesn’t want to call it torture but the media doesn’t have to follow (Vox)

“People deserve to know that the American government (proudly!) did things that in any other context are called torture”

Bloggingheads

Greg Marx discusses democracy and news with Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute

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