Friday, August 29, 2014. Last Update: Fri 2:45 PM EST

Letters to the Editor

letterseditoricon.jpg

Letters to the editor

Readers respond to our May/June issue

Robot vs. Human How many news media drones--or camera and microphone mounted on the end of broomsticks (see last graph... More

letterseditoricon.jpg

Letters to the editor

Readers respond to our March/April issue

Say it ain't so Thank you for the article "Who cares if it's true?" in the March/April edition. During my... More

letterseditoricon.jpg

Letters to the editor

Readers respond to our January/February issue

Accountability vs. access The reason that access journalism fails the test of true reporting is that access reporting depends on... More

letterseditoricon.jpg

Letters to the editor

Readers respond to our November/December issue

Editors' Note CJR begins a new era this month, as Liz Spayd joins the Review as editor in chief and... More

letterseditoricon.jpg

Letters to the editor

Readers respond to our September/October issue

Cursive While I can certainly appreciate the idea behind the cover of the September/October 2013 CJR, I do not appreciate... More

letterseditoricon.jpg

Letters to the editor

Readers respond to our July/August issue

Power of the punchline Thanks for your article, Dannagal G. Young ("Lighten up," CJR, July/August). One thing you fail to... More

letterseditoricon.jpg

Letters to the editor

Readers respond to our May/June issue

The draw Re: "Streams of consciousness" by Ben Adler (CJR, May/June) Great read! As a millennial, I of course found... More

letterseditoricon.jpg

Letters to the editor

Readers respond to our March/April issue

Editor in chief's note 'The journalism community deserves diversity, but why aren't we getting it?" asked Farai Chideya, moderator of... More

letterseditoricon.jpg

Letters to the editor

Readers respond to our January/February issue

Duck and cover After Ricky Gervais and now the bikini and sensational headlines, may I please request a coverless subscription?... More

kids writing letters.jpg

Letters to the editor

Readers respond to our November / December issue

Good publicity Re: “Rules of the Game: The sometimes nauseating, often fun, and always absurd life of a movie publicist”... More

kids writing letters.jpg

Letters to the editor

Readers respond to our September/October issue

Fleurs du mal Very compelling argument and well-stated, Clay Shirky (“Failing Geometry” CJR, September/October). Traditional media’s “original sin” (re: the... More

kids writing letters.jpg

Letters to the Editor

Readers respond to our July/August issue

Gyno-mite Your list of “40 women who changed the media business in the past 40 years” (CJR, July/August) is impressive... More

megryan.jpg

Notes from our online readers

Comments erupt over David Simon’s paywall piece

In May, David Simon, the former Baltimore Sun reporter who created the television shows The Wire and Treme, reiterated his... More

kids writing letters.jpg

Letters to the Editor

Readers respond to our May/June issue

China syndrome Sambuddha Mitra Mustafi asks in “Sino the times” (CJR, May/June), “Can China’s billions buy media credibility?” The problem... More

dog face reclining.jpg

Notes from our Online Readers

Readers weigh in on Ron Howell’s “The New York Times Goes to the Dogs”

In a March piece, Ron Howell wrote about the increase in stories about dogs in The New York Times since... 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

  • If you like the magazine, get the rest of the year for just $19.95 (6 issues in all).
  • If not, simply write cancel on the bill and return it. You will owe nothing.

Who Owns What

The Business of Digital Journalism

A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

Study Guides

Questions and exercises for journalism students.