By Alissa Quart Dec 8, 2009 at 02:30 PM
Staff Sergeant Will James fiddles with the bomb like an IT tech on methamphetamine. He works quickly despite his seventy-pound... More
By Michelle Garcia Dec 8, 2009 at 11:30 AM
In 1891, my great-great-uncle, Catarino Garza, attempted to overthrow the Mexican dictator, Porfirio Díaz, by launching an armed revolution from... More
By Steve Oney Dec 7, 2009 at 03:54 PM
Paul Hemphill, the first published writer I ever knew, died in Atlanta last summer of lung cancer at the age... More
By Elinore Longobardi Oct 12, 2009 at 09:50 PM
What is the root cause of the financial crisis? “Lousy loans,” says Elizabeth Warren, the chairwoman of the Congressional Oversight... More
By Judith Matloff Oct 6, 2009 at 09:05 PM
Just before my latest book, Home Girl, came out in June 2008, the Random House promotion team invited me in... More
It’s global as well as local, environmental as well as financial. Can embattled newsrooms see the big picture?
By Curtis Brainard and Cristine Russell Sep 24, 2009 at 12:00 AM
On a Monday morning in January, less than a week after his inauguration, President Barack Obama signed two memoranda designed... More
By Ethan Porter Sep 9, 2009 at 11:25 AM
If you visited the Drudge Report on July 1, you’d be forgiven for thinking that nothing had changed. A BILLION... More
By Michael Shapiro Jul 22, 2009 at 08:00 AM
In the dark winter and spring of 2009, as dispatches from the news business grew ever more grim, as Jim... More
Most readers won’t pay for news, but if we move quickly, maybe enough of them will. One man’s bold blueprint.
By David Simon Jul 21, 2009 at 08:00 AM
To all of the bystanders reading this, pardon us. The true audience for this essay narrows necessarily to a pair... More
By Megan Garber Jul 20, 2009 at 08:00 AM
What inspired you to become a journalist? I always liked writing, and I was also into photography. And I knew... More
Stop using ‘Brooklyn’ to mean hipster neighborhoods - Elite-oriented outlets typically only cover the borough’s most affluent, Manhattan-adjacent neighborhoods
The Reporters Committee is about to start suing people to help journalists - Katie Townsend joins the organization as its first litigation director
How a Nebraska newspaper kicked off a major prison sentencing scandal - The Omaha World-Herald found that hundreds of inmates were being released early
On media freedom, United Nations plays by its own rules - Months of international crises raises the stakes for reporting on the UN, but investigative journalists remain without a right to information
Keep calm and write a headline worth reading - Ease up on the exaggerations because someday you may need those explosive adjectives when a truly big story lands
Email blasts from CJR writers and editors
“[i]n the wake of the recent scandals, women have been driving the story, providing a perspective that their male counterparts simply cannot”
“Amid a months-long battle with administrators for editorial control … the Playwickian’s faculty adviser was suspended for two days this week”
Apple included language in its first Transparency Report to say that it had not been subject to a Section 215 Patriot Act request. That language is now gone.
Buzzword, buzzword, buzzword. Isn’t the buzzword on your mind now? Perhaps it is on other people’s minds? Read on or you’ll be clueless, dated, and without any friends in the world. Buzzword again!
Greg Marx discusses democracy and news with Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute
Who Owns What
A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Questions and exercises for journalism students.