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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

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

How Forbes got to $475 million - That’s what a Hong Kong investor has agreed to pay for a firm that two years ago had trouble paying its rent

Are female journalists up to the job of a Jill Abramson interview? - Reporters avoid unflattering discussion about her firing

How to check if that viral video is true - Journalists don’t always verify user-generated content, so readers need to learn how to verify what they see online

The Grand Dame of Florida reporting has retired twice, but she’s still causing trouble - A conversation with the Tampa Bay Times’ Lucy Morgan

Brick by brick - After years of shrinking ambition at The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos has the paper thinking global domination


You are now entering the demented kingdom of William T. Vollmann (TNR)

“Franzen tells a hilarious story of being a young writer in New York, meeting Vollmann, becoming fast friends, and inaugurating a draft swap. A while later, they exchanged work. Franzen gave Vollmann a dozen chiseled pages. Vollmann gave Franzen an entire novel.”

39 pieces of advice for journalists and writers of color (BuzzFeed)

“Make yourself indispensable. Dispel any rumors, however quiet, that you are just there for a ‘quota’”

In the digital sphere, ‘magazine’ = money (Digiday)

“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”

Bloggingheads

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

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