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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

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

Apple can’t hide from a 20-year-old reporter - The University of Michigan student gets behind the tech titan’s newest products

Al Jazeera America struggles to get off the margins - A quality-first strategy faces huge hurdles

Finding James Foley - This 2013 story takes a look at GlobalPost’s search for the photojournalist

Gannett cribs from Advance Publications playbook for struggling newspapers - Staff compete for fewer jobs; ‘readers become the assignment editor’

Cop corruption probe sparks newspaper feud - A spiked story is at the center of a bitter fight between Philadelphia’s two dailies


The impact of watching executions (PSmag)

“[E]xecutions, even for people who support capital punishment, and even when the criminals being put to death evoke little personal sympathy because of the nature of their crimes, take a toll on witnesses”

Times of India demands employee social media passwords (Quartz)

The company will possess log-in information and will be free to post any material to the account without journalists’ knowledge

Reconnecting with a story source, 17 years later (Hartford Courant)

“People who say reporters exploit people? You are right, we do. We parachute into people’s lives, sidle up, convince them that we care — and then disengage when the story is over. But that doesn’t mean we don’t connect, in a genuine way.”

The McDonald’s in Ferguson (LAT)

“Lately, the restaurant has taken on the appearance of a battered frontier outpost”

Bloggingheads

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

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