At stake: $18.6 billion for the rebuilding of Iraq. The players: The Pentagon, the White House, the press, and one loyal public affairs officer worrying about his job. Here is his unofficial story.
By Charles Krohn Mar 22, 2012 at 02:13 PM
Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, December 21, 2003. After a chilly daybreak, my mind is racing with recollections of the past few... More
By Mariah Blake Jan 27, 2012 at 02:39 PM
In April 2004, a former U.S. Special Forces soldier named Jonathan Keith Idema started shopping a sizzling story to the... More
By Ben Bagdikian Dec 8, 2011 at 01:35 PM
Ben Bagdikian, who wrote regularly from Washington for CJR in the 1960s and ’70s, explained in our Summer 1965 issue... More
By Daniel J. Leab Dec 5, 2011 at 04:58 PM
In our Winter 1965 issue, Daniel J. Leab, then CJR's editorial assistant, compiled nearly 20 comic strips and frames that... More
By Ben Bagdikian Nov 29, 2011 at 10:50 AM
In 1964, Ben Bagdikian, usually CJR’s Washington correspondent, looked north to Delaware, and examined the very heavy influence of the... More
By Maurice W. Schonfeld Nov 22, 2011 at 11:23 AM
What happens when a hard-nosed news organization gets a hold of an amateur film that maybe, just maybe, shows a... More
By James Boylan Nov 18, 2011 at 04:51 PM
In our Summer 1963 issue, James Boylan, CJR’s founding editor, examined how local newspapers covered the Southern Christian Leadership Conference’s... More
By Clayton Knowles and Richard P. Hunt Nov 15, 2011 at 05:02 PM
New York city newspaper workers—including journalists, delivery truck drivers, and pressmen—went on strike on November 1, 1962. They would be... More
By Elmo Roper Nov 8, 2011 at 05:54 PM
Elmo Roper was one of the early giants of American opinion polling. His survey work for Fortune magazine, beginning in... More
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Sticking with the truth - How ‘balanced’ coverage helped sustain the bogus claim that childhood vaccines can cause autism
An ink-stained stretch - Can Aaron Kushner save the Orange County Register—and the newspaper industry?
The story behind one of the best business models in the country
“What was once genre is now the Zeitgeist”
What to make of the 28-year-old columnist’s contempt for the GOP—and its would-be reformers
Dowd and Fournier and countless others who have launched similar complaints are asking, “Why aren’t we getting what we were promised?”
David Foster Wallace’s 2005 Kenyon commencement speech as a short film
Who Owns What
A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Questions and exercises for journalism students.