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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

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 Guant√°namo 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?

“Are 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

Early 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

I 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

On 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.

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

Stop trolling your readers - We know you’re only doing it for clicks

Des Moines Register prepares for a ‘very stressful’ newsroom restructuring - Editor Amalie Nash speaks on turnover, transformation, and a virtual reality adventure

PBS pulls ads from Harper’s Magazine after critical essay - Piece argues public broadcaster has fallen under the sway of political influence and outside money

Should all journalists be on Twitter? - Reasons to take up or forgo the 140-character platform

The Tennessean is borrowing reporters from other Gannett papers - Music columnist Peter Cooper is latest journalist to part ways with Nashville paper


Ben Bradlee, 93 (WaPo)

“From the moment he took over The Post newsroom in 1965, Mr. Bradlee sought to create an important newspaper that would go far beyond the traditional model of a metropolitan daily”

I’m a black journalist quitting media because I’m sick of racism (TNR)

“Among the challenges that make racism so difficult to fix, and so odiously constant, is that white people often don’t even recognize when they’re saying or doing something that cuts their black colleagues to the bone”

High Times hits middle age (NYMag)

After 40 years, every issue still features a weed centerfold

Lawmakers on why they’re mired in place (Esquire)

Mark Warren “spoke with 90 members of the House and Senate about what’s gone so wrong in Congress. Sometimes it got a little emotional.”

Bloggingheads

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

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