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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

Paying Off

The problem of bribes in the Liberian press

After two civil wars, Liberian journalists are enjoying unprecedented freedoms but struggling to maintain independence. The business of news is... More

Freed Press

Upheaval in a Tunisian newsroom is all for the better

Watching the upheaval in her home region from a Tunis newsroom in late December, Assabah reporter Rim Saoudi became frustrated.... More

The Hacker, Off the Couch

Brian Boyer and the rise of “hacker-journalists”

Back in May 2007, Brian Boyer was just another computer guy short-circuiting from ennui sitting on a friend’s couch,... More

Hard Numbers

Some stats and figures on the news industry

14 percent of coverage given to former press secretary Scott McClellan and his book, What Happened: Inside the Bush White... More

Hungarian Chill

A Q & A with Eva Simon of the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union on press freedom

Hungary’s conservative government stirred international outrage when tough media regulations went into effect January 1, the same day the country... More

Hard Numbers

Some stats and figures on the news industry

100 journalists and analysts to be hired by Bloomberg Government, a D.C.-based subscription service launching in early 2011 $2,495 gets... More

Blog to Print

A Los Angeles blog launches a weekly print tabloid

Everything seems to be dead nowadays, depending on whom you ask. Print is dead. Blogging is dead. The Web is... More

Long-Form Saviors

New technology to encourage the reading of long articles, online and off

Reading long articles online invites a thicket of distraction—ads, teasers for slideshows, videos, links hawking penny stocks and personal injury... More

Stop using ‘Brooklyn’ to mean hipster neighborhoods - Elite-oriented outlets typically only cover the borough’s most affluent, Manhattan-adjacent neighborhoods

The Reporters Committee is about to start suing people to help journalists - Katie Townsend joins the organization as its first litigation director

How a Nebraska newspaper kicked off a major prison sentencing scandal - The Omaha World-Herald found that hundreds of inmates were being released early

On media freedom, United Nations plays by its own rules - Months of international crises raises the stakes for reporting on the UN, but investigative journalists remain without a right to information

Keep calm and write a headline worth reading - Ease up on the exaggerations because someday you may need those explosive adjectives when a truly big story lands


Female sportscasters are speaking up (NYT)

“[i]n the wake of the recent scandals, women have been driving the story, providing a perspective that their male counterparts simply cannot”

Adviser of high school paper that refused to use ‘Redskins’ suspended (Student Press Law Center)

“Amid a months-long battle with administrators for editorial control … the Playwickian’s faculty adviser was suspended for two days this week”

Apple’s ‘warrant canary’ disappears (GigaOm)

Apple included language in its first Transparency Report to say that it had not been subject to a Section 215 Patriot Act request. That language is now gone.

Trend Piece (New Yorker)

Buzzword, buzzword, buzzword. Isn’t the buzzword on your mind now? Perhaps it is on other people’s minds? Read on or you’ll be clueless, dated, and without any friends in the world. Buzzword again!

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.