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The Rise of Private News

A niche model can make a lot of money. What are the costs?

nyone who has spent time in a newsroom lately is familiar with the conversation—generally conducted in the “hushed tone you... More

Justice for John Conroy

John Conroy spent years exposing police torture in Chicago. Now the alleged leader is on trial, and the reporter is laid off.

f life were fair and the gods of journalism just, I would be able to report to you that... More

After the Storm

What happens to the journalists who get pushed out of their newsrooms?

As of early June, Paper Cuts, a blog that keeps track of announced buyouts and layoffs at newspapers, counted a... More

Lone Star Trailblazer

Will the Texas Tribune transform Texas journalism?

Click here to watch an interview with Texas Tribune chairman John Thornton and editor Evan Smith. week after the March... More

Message Control

Is Obama’s White House tighter than Bush’s?

n March 4, President Obama sat behind his stout oak desk, flanked by beaming lawmakers, and, wielding a pen for... More

The Trouble With Experts

The Web allows us to question authority in new ways

ctress Jenny McCarthy’s favorite line is, “My son is my science.” She’s an autism activist who insists that vaccines caused... More

Embrace the Wonk

A new opportunity for reporters and political scientists

n January 8, Marc Ambinder, the widely-read political reporter and blogger for The Atlantic, found a copy of Game Change,... More

Can Local Television Afford Investigations?

A Texas station makes the calculation

n the predawn hours of October 16, 2006, the home of Benny and Martha Cryer exploded. They had lived in... More

Bite the Hand That Feeds

The Chicago News Cooperative and the tricky nonprofit terrain

hipwrecked by the sea change in their industry, many journalists are looking to philanthropy and academia as safe harbors. Numerous... More

Stayin’ Alive

Christopher R. Weingarten is determined to be the last rock critic standing

hristopher R. Weingarten reviews records on Twitter under the name “1000TimesYes.” In January, he decided to make a full set... More

The New Investigators

Nonprofits are breaking new ground. Can they sustain themselves?

t a story meeting for California Watch, the nonprofit investigative news startup, employees sit around a conference table as Robert... More

Down the Rabbit Hole

One reporter’s effort to understand a forty-year-old nuclear accident

nouschka and I stood in the parking lot of an empty gas station, leaning against the hood of the rental... More

Repression Goes Digital

The Internet has become a chokepoint in the struggle for a free press

n what has been dubbed "The Twitter Revolution," citizens in Tehran since June have been documenting violence in the street... More

An Rx for Reporting

Yesterday’s strategies failed on the health-reform story. Now what?

ust before Christmas, a CNN poll asked Americans whether they favored or opposed the health-reform bills moving through Congress. Forty-two... More

The Education of Herb And Marion Sandler

When two patrons of aggressive journalism became its targets, they cried foul. They have a point.

As of July 16, 2010, the end of this story has been updated with new information about Paul Bishop's wrongful... 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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