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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 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 one reporter copes inside the ‘Ebola bubble’ (BuzzFeed)

“Bring gloves to give nurses you meet at clinics, even if you’re there for a story. Get small change to give to the kids who have been out of school for months and are selling ground nuts for pitiful sums on the side of road. Hell, give them candy. Violate all the principles of ostensibly good aid stewardship, because the good stewardship of the developed world didn’t get help here in time, and now everyone is dying around you.”

Fake news sites using Facebook to spread Ebola panic (The Verge)

“These sites claim to be satirical but lack even incompetent attempts at anything resembling humor”

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”

Bloggingheads

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

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The Business of Digital Journalism

A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

Study Guides

Questions and exercises for journalism students.