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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

A Passion for Print

Why newspapers are thriving in Kenya

ot long ago, I was party to a minor squabble between two guards who work at the apartment complex where... More

Everyone Eats …

But that doesn’t make you a restaurant critic

hen I arrived in New York City fresh out of graduate school in 1977, the city’s food scene couldn’t have... More

Less Is Not More

Why do newspapers alienate their most loyal readers?

hen my son’s first college roommate turned out to be from Chicago, I was delighted. His family had long subscribed... More

Moscow’s New Rules

Islands of press freedom in a country of control

ate last summer, Ilya Barabanov, a young Russian editor, posted a laconic message on his Web site under the heading,... More

A Thousand Cuts

As long as the monopoly money rolled in, who noticed?

pencer Ackerman, who reports on national security issues for The Washington Independent and blogs about the same—and does both at... More

Time the Conquerer

Three newspapers in thirty-nine minutes. Uh, oh.

sat through plenty of official focus groups in my years as a Washington Post assistant managing editor, watching people... More

Lou and Me

‘We work at a newspaper, a real newspaper’

ate into another sleepless Chicago night, I drag a blue-blooded widow and a balding curmudgeon under the covers with me,... More

Banned in Britain

Across the pond, new perils—and possibilities—for press freedom

he documents are ugly and embarrassing. In e-mails riddled with terms like “gasoline slops” and “caustic washing,” officials with Trafigura,... More

Seeds of Change?

Why we need independent data on genetically modified crops

ome time early this year a group called the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications will issue a... More

Picture This

Notes from a life behind the lens

John Costello began work as a photojournalist at fifteen, bicycling to his first assignment at the McKean County Miner in... 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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