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Unnecessary Secrets

Opening government, from Ellsberg to Manning

ack in 1999—simpler times, perhaps—there was a little-noticed brouhaha in federal court over an effort to get several secret... More

CJR Column Mentions The Simpsons

A second look at SEO

n the beginning was the word—and the headline writer, who worshipped at the church of the active verb alongside... More

The Fixer

Meet Greg Scott, your guide to Junkieville

reg Scott is a fixer. In Chicago, where Scott plies his trade, the title is traditionally tapped for the slick... More

Open Mic

A popular radio host tests press restrictions in Azerbaijan

hadija Ismayilova commands an audience. It’s the first thing you notice about her, in a country ruled overwhelmingly by men,... More

One Man’s Rwanda

Philip Gourevitch softens some hard truths

here had been ethnic massacres in Rwanda before, but nothing on the scale of the genocide that began in... More

Welcome to Tribune Company

Key advice for the next chief executive

ear Sir or Madam: Your most important responsibility before you settle in as CEO is to make certain everyone knows... More

Live From Chicago, It’s the Tribune Company!

Putting its talent on stage to reconnect with a local audience

n a sunny afternoon in October, Tom Skilling, the popular meteorologist on Tribune Company’s WGN-TV, was in a stairwell of... More

A Television Deal for the Digital Age

How to worry about the Comcast-NBC Universal merger

Update: Two days before Christmas, Julius Genachowski, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, recommended approval of the Comcast-NBC Universal... More

The Record Keeper

Carol Rosenberg owns the Guantánamo beat

2:55: First prisoner comes off. He is wearing a fluorescent orange jump suit, a shiny turquoise facemask, goggles, similar colored... More

AOL and Its Algorithm

The company is hiring hundreds of journalists. What will they produce?

re you a passionate and entrepreneurial online journalist? Want to be part of a dynamic and innovative team of journalists,... More

China’s Chess Match

How the web has empowered the people

arly in 2003, like millions of other migrants of his generation, Sun Zhigang, a young graphic designer, left central China,... More

In Demand

A week inside the future of journalism

spent eight years at The Miami Herald, mainly writing features, and when the paper laid me off in 2009,... More

What Is Russia Today?

The Kremlin’s propaganda outlet has an identity crisis

n Election Day 2008, two African-American men in black fatigues and berets stood outside a polling station in a predominantly... More

See It Now!

Video journalism is dying. Long live video journalism.

s the video begins, no announcer welcomes you, no headline scrolls across the computer screen. There is no need for... More

A Rocket’s Trajectory

Marcus Brauchli at The Washington Post

or more than thirty years, Keith Richburg has been a classy and distinguished presence at The Washington Post. Richburg served... More

16 women whose digital startups deserve Vox-level plaudits - A look at the media entrepreneurs who aren’t grabbing headlines

Why was ‘Dasani’ shut out of the Pulitzers? - 5 problems with The New York Times’ ambitious, influential series on the life of one homeless Brooklyn girl

The AP downplays its Obamacare scoop - Repeal on deductible caps marks another step in The Great Cost Shift

The enduring pull of mag covers - Why do magazine cover images still hold so much cultural power in this decline-of-print era?

Michael Wolff’s digital media bloopers - The Newser founder trolls (other) digital-news companies


The shirt on your back

How did the clothes you’re wearing get to you? We trace the human cost of the Bangladeshi garment industry in video, words and pictures

Anxious royalist

Fantastic letter in The Times

Coming out as a porn star

How do you tell your family and friends?

The truth about Google X

A look behind the secretive lab’s closed doors

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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