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Editorial

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Power shift

Journalists increasingly control decisions about what’s in the public interest

In the basement of The Guardian's London offices, under the watchful eye of British intelligence agents, the paper's staff... More

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Drones and the free press

Somehow, the FAA became an arbiter of the First Amendment

The next great revolution in journalism might just be found at the Amazon store. It is called a drone,... More

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Navigating the bedlam

CJR’s new way forward

It came as a jolt. After 25 years at The Washington Post, where I'd spent my early days as... More

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The right debate

Access vs. accountability is what matters

Back in October, Bill Keller of The New York Times and Glenn Greenwald, formerly of The Guardian and now... More

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Off the road

Here comes the ‘mobility’ beat

In 2012, carmakers and dealers spent $14.8 billion on advertising, the second most of any sector. Newspapers have cut staff... More

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Divided we fall

Journalism matters; it’s time to start acting like we believe it

In the July/August issue of CJR, Francesca Borri wrote a powerful essay about the plight of being a freelancer,... More

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Teach a man to fish

How the media can help fix our broken food-aid system

In their 2009 book Enough: Why The World's Poorest Starve in an Age of Plenty, Roger Thurow and Scott Kilman... More

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Empty calories

To feed young minds, let’s add some nutrition to social media

If you've spent time with anyone under 25 recently, you will have noticed that they get their news from... More

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The middle distance

Defining middle class is the first step toward rebuilding it

In his State of the Union speech, President Obama said "our generation's task" is to rebuild "a rising, thriving... More

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Obamacare: round two

A chance for journalistic redemption

The Affordable Care Act, a.k.a Obamacare, is the law of the land, and the re-election of the president ensures... More

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Hard truths

What is the future of political factchecking?

As the presidential campaign wound down, it became clear that the media’s factchecking effort, which played a more prominent... More

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Tale of the tape … so far

Lessons for a year of scrutinizing campaign coverage

In two months, Americans will elect a president and determine who controls Congress. We’ve been tracking the coverage of... More

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A helping hand

The Ford Foundation reaches out to broaden minority coverage

Anyone who cares about the future of newsrooms is on the lookout for omens. And there have been plenty... More

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Editor in Chief’s Note

CJR’s business crew unveil The Best Business Writing 2012

What is Hugh Grant—yes, that Hugh Grant—doing in a book called The Best Business Writing 2012? Turns out the actor’s... More

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Audit Notes: Very profitable staff cuts; Dimon’s crisis bet; Obama and trade

Time Inc. squeezes Sports Illustrated for more money

Bloomberg's Edmund Lee gets a great quote from the editor of Time Incorporated's Sports Group, Terry McDonell, on why Sports... More

How Forbes got to $475 million - That’s what a Hong Kong investor has agreed to pay for a firm that two years ago had trouble paying its rent

Are female journalists up to the job of a Jill Abramson interview? - Reporters avoid unflattering discussion about her firing

How to check if that viral video is true - Journalists don’t always verify user-generated content, so readers need to learn how to verify what they see online

The Grand Dame of Florida reporting has retired twice, but she’s still causing trouble - A conversation with the Tampa Bay Times’ Lucy Morgan

Brick by brick - After years of shrinking ambition at The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos has the paper thinking global domination


The White House deploys minders to interviews all the time (WaPo)

“Almost every officially sanctioned exchange between reporters and the proverbial ‘senior administration officials’ is conducted in the presence of a press staffer”

The down-and-dirty history of TMZ (BuzzFeed)

“TMZ’s real engine — what defines its mission, what legitimizes it and sets it apart — is a unique and controversial mix of scandal mongering and investigative journalism”

The 10 worst New Yorker longreads (Gawker)

“[A]pparently [Adam] Gopnik did not know you could bake fancy breads from France and other cultures. So he got his mom to teach him how to bake them. A fine anecdote, maybe, to tell a friend or a therapist. But in this case he wrote about it for the New Yorker, a magazine.”

Bloggingheads

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

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