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Acronyms You Should Know

FERN: The Food & Environment Reporting Network

Even as interest in all things food-related skyrockets, space devoted to serious food issues continues to lose out to... More

Words & Deeds

Murdoch finds it’s not easy being green

In 2007, News Corp. Chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch unequivocally acknowledged the reality of climate change and launched “a... More

Shelf Life of…

A Mort Zuckerman editor

The news that Kevin Convey was out as editor of the New York Daily News after less than 24 months,... More

Hard Numbers

Super PACs and Stephen Colbert

9 days before South Carolina’s primary when comedian Stephen Colbert announced his presidential bid 157,876 dollars spent by Colbert Super... More

How I Got That Story

Death Metal Angola

In September 2009, Jeremy Xido, a New York-based filmmaker, went to Angola with a colleague and two hand-held video... More

What’s in My…

David Carr’s powerful backpack

David Carr, veteran newspaperman and indie-film star (Page One), can’t quite remember the year he started his career at... More

Lost & Found

The AP Stylebook turns 99!?!

The Associated Press has long acknowledged what one historian called the “maddeningly imprecise” information about its origins. In 2005,... More

Lost & Found

The AP Stylebook turns 99!?!

The Associated Press has always maintained that its first Stylebook - the essential reference bible for professional journalists -... More

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

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.