Meet Jessica Lum, a terminally ill 25-year-old who chose to spend what little time she had practicing journalism
By Sara Morrison May 1, 2013 at 12:00 AM
On September 22, 2012, Jessica Ann Lum took the stage to accept her award for Best Feature in the... More
A feature writer at the erstwhile International Herald Tribune remembers the glory days, when presses were on the premises and the paper left ink on your hands
By Jeffrey Robinson May 1, 2013 at 12:00 AM
They're going to bury my newspaper. The International Herald Tribune is dead. Once upon a time, this wonderful, irreverent,... More
By Ryan Chittum Mar 1, 2013 at 12:00 AM
In May, as the New Orleans Times-Picayune put to bed an epic, eight-part investigation into Louisiana's prison system, its... More
In the 2012 election, Denver broadcasters accepted an avalanche of political ads and the attendant windfall of revenue. Where did that money go, and what happens next time?
By Sasha Chavkin Jan 2, 2013 at 12:00 AM
Side by side, the two cartoon figures stride across the screen, their stick arms wrapped around massive boxes of gifts.... More
By Kiran Nazish Jan 2, 2013 at 12:00 AM
Thirty seconds into a phone conversation, Hamid’s voice shifted from polite to brusque. “No, I cannot look into this,”... More
By Simon Akam Jan 2, 2013 at 12:00 AM
About two years ago, I took a position as a freelance correspondent for Reuters in the West African nation... More
By Stephen Franklin Jan 2, 2013 at 12:00 AM
Award-winning investigative reporter Ahmet Sik is no stranger to danger. In 1998, he was hospitalized after a pro-police mob,... More
That’s the challenge for reporters covering the ultraviolent drug cartels in Mexico — but at least now they’re getting tips from their Colombian colleagues
By Judith Matloff Jan 2, 2013 at 12:00 AM
The 20 Mexican journalists had flown to the border of Guatemala to discuss how to report on drug activities... More
When a South Korean reporter headed north across the DMZ, she entered a parallel universe that was, and remains, curiouser and curiouser
By Soomin Seo Jan 2, 2013 at 12:00 AM
On the eve of August 12, 2001, I received a phone call in the middle of the night. It... More
By Michael Meyer Nov 1, 2012 at 12:00 AM
From the beginning, The Atavist was a small startup with a lot of big playmates. A pioneer in the... More
In 1967, an ambitious young reporter broke a promise to a troubled source and inadvertently made her famous. Forty-three years later, he set out to find her and apologize.
By Bruce Porter Nov 1, 2012 at 12:00 AM
On October 27, 1967, senior editors gathered for the Thursday story conference to see how things were shaping up... More
By Danelle Morton Sep 20, 2012 at 11:55 AM
Bruce B. Brugmann is a stubborn guy who sticks to his point of view, even as the world he... More
A longtime Boston Red Sox fan asks, Why does hometown coverage of the troubled team sound so damn gleeful?
By Jesse Sunenblick Sep 18, 2012 at 11:00 AM
“I don’t even go outside anymore,” David Ortiz, the slimmed-down slugger for the Boston Red Sox, was telling an... More
By Ruth Samuelson Sep 13, 2012 at 11:24 AM
Lalo Alcaraz has always embraced the word pocho. It refers to Mexican-Americans who have lost their Mexican culture and... 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.