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All the President’s Pundits

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

On 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

When 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

It 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

In 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

The 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

Followers 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

Back 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

In 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

Greg 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

Khadija 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

There 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

Dear 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

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

Virginian-Pilot journalists: Corporate management pressure is stifling coverage - “Lovers of journalism in this newsroom are pissed. It’s bad.”

The worst journalism of 2014 - A recap of the year’s most cringeworthy news blunders

Why the media don’t get Detroit—and why it matters - Coverage of declining cities is too often simplistic and lacking historical context

21st-century censorship - Governments around the world are using stealthy strategies to manipulate the media

Jesse Brown punctures Canada’s media bubble - The independent journalist uses his website and podcast to break stories that might otherwise go unpublished


We should all step back from security journalism (Medium)

“It should be made clear, in law, that the tasks security reseachers do to make the net more secure and journalists do to understand and contextualize the truth for the public are not crimes”

Trust In Business And Media Is Declining, But People Have Faith In Search Engines (Buzzfeed)

People have become less trusting of major institutions, according to the annual Edelman Trust Barometer. And large majorities doubt that businesses want to make the world a better place.

With New Charlie Hebdo Cover, News Value Should Have Prevailed (NYT)

Public editor Margaret Sullivan on why the paper should have published the images.

An Old Fogey’s Analysis of a Teenager’s View on Social Media (Medium)

“I feel the need to offer my perspective as someone who is not a teenager but who has thought about these issues extensively for years.”

Bloggingheads

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

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The Business of Digital Journalism

A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

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