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
n 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
By Douglas McCollam Jul 17, 2009 at 04:13 PM
It was the birds that tipped him off. Two days before Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, while the storm was... More
By Matt Mabe Jul 16, 2009 at 02:50 PM
On what I thought was my last day in the Army in May 2007, my battalion commander gave me some... More
By Trudy Lieberman Jul 15, 2009 at 08:00 AM
Last fall, soon after Barack Obama was elected president, Sheila Burke was waiting to discuss Obama’s campaign promises, via Webcast,... More
By Liza Featherstone May 25, 2009 at 05:00 PM
In December 2008, a year after* Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. purchased The Wall Street Journal, the paper had a holiday... More
By J.J. Goldberg May 23, 2009 at 08:00 AM
On Thursday morning, March 19, Israelis woke to find a story on the front pages of two leading daily newspapers... More
By Andrew Mills May 22, 2009 at 11:40 AM
It’s 11 a.m. in mid-June and ten section editors have crowded around the table at the center of The National’s... More
Brick by brick - After years of shrinking ambition at The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos has the paper thinking global domination
Gawker’s so-far successful experiment in making office chats public - Are group chat rooms a waste of time or essential to running a modern newsroom?
A new course in video games journalism - As an art form grows up, can the critics keep pace?
On the NSA, a White House credibility problem - The AP report on the destruction of The Guardian’s hard drives is just the latest evidence that reporters can’t trust the Obama administration on spying claims
Long all-volunteer, Guernica Mag looks toward paying its contributors - The 10-year-old online mag hired its first full-time employee and is launching a second Kickstarter
Email blasts from CJR writers and editors
“Make yourself indispensable. Dispel any rumors, however quiet, that you are just there for a ‘quota’”
Nate Silver drills into the numbers
“A single page in a glossy magazine could be discounted by more than half its open rate and still get an effective CPM of about $70. Online display ad CPMs average under $3”
With the relaunch comes the archive
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.