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The tyranny of punk rock

Pussy Riot’s venom for Vladimir Putin captivated the media and then set the fearless band on a course to prison

The award-winning BBC Four documentary Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer opens with a quote from Bertolt Brecht: "Art is... More

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From the desk of a former FCC Commissioner

Journalists need to generate a national discussion on the future of the internet

Dear Journalists: You may wonder why a long-time regulator like me is writing to you. The answer is that... More

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Joining the chorus

Albert Camus’ journalism, more than his famous fiction, reveals the evolution of his thinking on life and how to live it

When Albert Camus said on the evening of December 12, 1957, "I have not yet given my opinion about... More

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DC deep-freeze

Pols no longer need us more than we need them

The voice on the other end of the line was grave. It belonged to Kristie Greco, the top leadership aide... More

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It doesn’t add up

A science writer questions the conventional wisdom of US-born STEM workers

In late February, Christine Miller and Sona Shah went to the Capitol Hill office of Miller's senator, Barbara Mikulski,... More

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Flag on the play

Why a great sportswriter blew the story of a lifetime; the undoing of Joe Paterno

For those who care about sports and sports writing, the recent publication of Joe Posnanski’s book on the late Penn... More

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Fighting words

How war reporters can resist the loaded language of their beat

Last year, I visited Bogot√°, Colombia, to teach a seminar on conflict reporting. Afterward, a soldier missing two legs and... More

Why Kael is Good for You

It’s time to defend a critic’s ‘contrarian’ viewpoint

ast fall, The New Yorker published a long feature on the life and legacy of Pauline Kael, the most celebrated... More

When the 99% Had a Paper

The brief, wondrous life of PM

or months, the journalism world had been abuzz with the rumor that Ralph Ingersoll, the editorial genius behind Time,... More

What Can I Build Today?

Online startups can win the future by staying in the present

here are hundreds of local and regional online news startups in America, but only about five that media observers discuss... More

On Facebook and Freedom

Why journalists should not surrender to the Walmarts of the web

n September of this year, the Internet briefly burbled with the news that Facebook, the market leader in workday-wastery, would... More

Money Changes Everything

Independent journalism can’t lean on a few rich donors

n lower Manhattan as I write, thousands of protesters, recently joined by some unions, local New York politicians, and a... More

What About Modesto?

The digital-news parade threatens to pass some communities by

In Modesto, California, the need for news far exceeds the current supply. A city of 200,000 with one midsized... More

Just Press On

Templates for Anytown, USA

ic Roethlisberger and Dhyana Levey now live in the foggy Richmond District of San Francisco, flanked by the Pacific Ocean... 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 slaughter bench of history

How war has made the world safer and richer

How burrowing owls lead to vomiting anarchists

Or SF’s housing crisis explained

Jill Abramson on tattoos, Anita Hill, Nate Silver

“I’m very sorry, but The New York Times is always the prettiest girl at the party”

Bend it, charge it, dunk it

Graphene, the material of tomorrow

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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