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Transparency Watch: A Closed Door

From the EPA to NASA, the FDA to OSHA, President Obama has failed to make science accessible

n July 2009, just months after President Obama took office promising to revolutionize government transparency, leaders of the Society of... More

Fade to Black

As a video revolution sweeps the world, US television news caps its lens

or the first time in history, mankind is developing a universal language: video. People now communicate with video on... More

Along Recession Road

Meet some of the people who are falling out of the American middle class

To earn rent money, a laid-off single mother in Moulton, Alabama, has a yard sale. She parts with the bed... More

All the President’s Pundits

When the White House tries to shape, seduce, and spin, what’s a journalist to do?

n a Thursday evening this past May, Eliot Spitzer, hosting his now-cancelled CNN show, lobbed a chummy question to... More

John Paton’s Big Bet

Will “Digital First” bring home the bacon?

Update: On July 14, 2011, Journal Register Company announced that it had been purchased by Alden Global Capital for... More

The Great Right Hype

Tucker Carlson and his Daily Caller

hen Tucker Carlson took the stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference in February 2009, he opened by inviting... More

The Not-So-Great Migration

From the black press to the mainstream—and back again

t started as a trickle. Sylvester Monroe resigned in 2006 as Sunday national editor at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and, two... More

Anybody There?

Why the UK’s phone-hacking scandal met media silence

On Thursday, July 7, James Murdoch announced that, in the wake of the paper's escalating phone-hacking scandal, the 168-year-old... More

Covering Obama’s Secret War

When drones strike, key questions go unasked and unanswered

n the spring of 2009, New York Times reporter David Rohde was being held captive by Taliban gunmen in a... More

True Enough

The second age of PR

he Gulf oil spill was 2010’s biggest story, so when David Barstow walked into a Houston hotel for last... More

The Cancer Report

Journalists who wrote on—and through—their disease

ollowers of Leroy Sievers’s “My Cancer” blog knew its expected end approached when Sievers published an entry titled “The... More

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

Why The New Yorker’s radical feminism and transgenderism piece was one-sided - “This effectively advances the views of a group that wants to see the genocide of trans women, a group that, data shows, faces extraordinarily high rates of discrimination in every measurable way”

Journalism groups rally around a petition supporting James Risen - The Supreme Court ruled against the NYT reporter, who is refusing to reveal sources

Why one editor won’t run any more op-eds by the Heritage Foundation’s top economist - A reply to Paul Krugman on state taxes and job growth made some incorrect claims

Gannett’s changes bring excitement, some pain, and a full-time beer beat - A conversation with Joshua Awtry, the chain’s top editor in the Carolinas

Build the future - Journalism’s deathwatch is over


Last call (Medium)

“The death of newspapers is sad, but the threatened loss of journalistic talent is catastrophic. If that’s you, it’s time to learn something outside the production routine of your current job.”

Maureen Dowd on James Risen (NYT)

“Risen may be trapped in Ibsen, but Obama is channeling Orwell”

Preparing yourself to cover chaos (Medium)

“There are things you should know before you show up, and you’re not going to find them in the current news cycle”

Journalists can get PTSD right at their desks (PSmag)

A new study correlates exposure to violent images with mental health symptoms

Bloggingheads

Greg Marx discusses democracy and news with Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute

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