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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

An Icon Fades

Ebony shaped the black middle class, then misread its digital moment

bony magazine, the African-American monthly, has been a beloved institution in black America for more than sixty years. These days... More

NPR Amps Up

Can Vivian Schiller build a journalism juggernaut?

f I were writing this story for All Things Considered, I might open with some audio: the sound of applause.... More

Tangled Web

A CJR survey finds that magazines are allowing their Web sites to erode journalistic standards

An article about a new CJR survey of practices at magazine Web sites that was published in the March/April issue... More

A Success Story

The Web is the star, but print is the unsung hero

n coastal Maine, community journalism has been running on parallel tracks in recent years. On one track, an aspiring publisher... 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

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


The White House deploys minders to interviews all the time (WaPo)

“Almost every officially sanctioned exchange between reporters and the proverbial ‘senior administration officials’ is conducted in the presence of a press staffer”

The down-and-dirty history of TMZ (BuzzFeed)

“TMZ’s real engine — what defines its mission, what legitimizes it and sets it apart — is a unique and controversial mix of scandal mongering and investigative journalism”

The 10 worst New Yorker longreads (Gawker)

“[A]pparently [Adam] Gopnik did not know you could bake fancy breads from France and other cultures. So he got his mom to teach him how to bake them. A fine anecdote, maybe, to tell a friend or a therapist. But in this case he wrote about it for the New Yorker, a magazine.”

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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