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Editorial

Editor’s Note

News about an upcoming web series on digital journalism, “The Story So Far”

his is a full issue and, we hope you agree, a good one. we invite you to read every word,... More

Members Only

Two cheers for high-cost subscription journalism

ashington beckons as a land of opportunity for journalists today, at least in the realm of high-cost subscription news. We’re... More

Beyond the Facts

A partisan era requires a vigorous press

he voters have seated a new House of Representatives with an agenda dramatically at odds with that of the president,... More

Editor’s Note

Some announcements about CJR as we begin our fiftieth year

his month we begin our fiftieth year. The Columbia Journalism Review made its first appearance back in the fall of... More

Editor’s Note

Congratulations to our CJR editors for their book deals and promotions

n the future, I am asking everyone on CJR’s staff to hide their light under a bushel. Otherwise, people may... More

Escape the Silos

How the press can help rebuild the American conversation

n his wonderful book, The Earl of Louisiana, A. J. Liebling takes many a detour on his way to explaining... More

What We’ve Sown

The nation needs better coverage of the Farm Bill

he debate over the 2012 Farm Bill is already under way. Collin Peterson, the chairman of the House Agriculture Committee,... More

Shield Abuse

A bogus argument stretches a good law to the breaking point

e like shield laws. They encourage the flow of information by allowing reporters to promise anonymity to sources, without fear... More

The Hands That Feed

Managing conflicts of interest in the era of nonprofit journalism

he need to manage real and perceived conflicts of interest, and the self-censorship that can accompany them, has always been... More

The Unconquered

A grassroots effort to keep journalism’s mission alive

n late October 2005, Dan Grech returned home to Miami after two months spent covering the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina... More

More Than a Job

The emotional toll of journalism’s ‘transition’

he American Newsroom photograph in our January/February 2009 issue is of a Pittsburgh Post-Gazettereporter seated at a desk that groans... More

A Helping Hand

The case for (smart) government support of journalism

hen in September President Obama said he would be “happy to look” at congressional proposals designed to help the beleaguered... More

Truth? Yes, Sir!

Why we need a clearer view of both our wars

General William Tecumseh Sherman, like a number of military leaders through history, despised journalists. Tom Curley, president and CEO of... More

The Grave Dancer’s Folly

Blaming newspapers for their plight is a waste of precious time

Despite the tedious posturing of both Web triumphalists (Jeff Jarvis to the Newspaper Association of America: “You blew it!”) and... More

All Together Now

Journalism’s collaborative future

Over the last year, a number of news outlets have done what has traditionally been anathema to journalists: collaborate with... More

Apple can’t hide from a 20-year-old reporter - The University of Michigan student gets behind the tech titan’s newest products

Al Jazeera America struggles to get off the margins - A quality-first strategy faces huge hurdles

Finding James Foley - This 2013 story takes a look at GlobalPost’s search for the photojournalist

Gannett cribs from Advance Publications playbook for struggling newspapers - Staff compete for fewer jobs; ‘readers become the assignment editor’

Cop corruption probe sparks newspaper feud - A spiked story is at the center of a bitter fight between Philadelphia’s two dailies


The impact of watching executions (PSmag)

“[E]xecutions, even for people who support capital punishment, and even when the criminals being put to death evoke little personal sympathy because of the nature of their crimes, take a toll on witnesses”

Times of India demands employee social media passwords (Quartz)

The company will possess log-in information and will be free to post any material to the account without journalists’ knowledge

Reconnecting with a story source, 17 years later (Hartford Courant)

“People who say reporters exploit people? You are right, we do. We parachute into people’s lives, sidle up, convince them that we care — and then disengage when the story is over. But that doesn’t mean we don’t connect, in a genuine way.”

The McDonald’s in Ferguson (LAT)

“Lately, the restaurant has taken on the appearance of a battered frontier outpost”

Bloggingheads

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

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A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

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