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
Stop using ‘Brooklyn’ to mean hipster neighborhoods - Elite-oriented outlets typically only cover the borough’s most affluent, Manhattan-adjacent neighborhoods
The Reporters Committee is about to start suing people to help journalists - Katie Townsend joins the organization as its first litigation director
How a Nebraska newspaper kicked off a major prison sentencing scandal - The Omaha World-Herald found that hundreds of inmates were being released early
On media freedom, United Nations plays by its own rules - Months of international crises raises the stakes for reporting on the UN, but investigative journalists remain without a right to information
Keep calm and write a headline worth reading - Ease up on the exaggerations because someday you may need those explosive adjectives when a truly big story lands
Email blasts from CJR writers and editors
“[i]n the wake of the recent scandals, women have been driving the story, providing a perspective that their male counterparts simply cannot”
“Amid a months-long battle with administrators for editorial control … the Playwickian’s faculty adviser was suspended for two days this week”
Apple included language in its first Transparency Report to say that it had not been subject to a Section 215 Patriot Act request. That language is now gone.
Buzzword, buzzword, buzzword. Isn’t the buzzword on your mind now? Perhaps it is on other people’s minds? Read on or you’ll be clueless, dated, and without any friends in the world. Buzzword again!
Greg Marx discusses democracy and news with Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute
Who Owns What
A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Questions and exercises for journalism students.