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Editorial

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

Reasons to Believe

Journalism’s search for a support system

There is a lot of death talk around journalism lately. A case in point that stuck in our craw was... More

Let There Be Light

How President Obama should reopen our government

Over many years, Americans have come to embrace the idea that democracy suffers when the work of government is excessively... More

It doesn’t add up - A science writer questions the conventional wisdom of US-born STEM workers

#Realtalk: Dear reader - For small sites, loyalty might be a better path to pageviews

Falling for internet hoaxes - Some people who share satire don’t realize they’re missing the punchline

Digital First plans layoffs (Updated) - High-level executives and high-profile digital projects targeted

Nobody’s that lucky’—except in Florida’s lottery? - Palm Beach Post ferrets out lottery fraud, prompts tightening of “meager” safeguards


The future of Facebook may not say ‘Facebook’

The future of the social network is apps—lots and lots of apps

Bitcoin creator ‘Satoshi Nakamoto’ unmasked-again?

A linguistics analysis suggests that Nick Szabo, a well known name in cryptography circles, is the mysterious father of the digital currency

The Center for Public Integrity’s response to ABC News

“I urge you to go to your reporters and engage in serious self-examination”

The slaughter bench of history

How war has made the world safer and richer

New Jersey’s good government

Despite the bridge scandal, Chris Christie’s state is relatively transparent and accountable. CJR’s Greg Marx talks to Gordon Witkin

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