Tuesday, September 23, 2014. Last Update: Mon 3:04 PM EST

Letters to the Editor

letter-posting-thb.jpg

Letters to the editor

Readers sound off on the new-look Washington Post, sports coverage, the trauma of covering Gaza, and more

Brick by Bezos Which Bezos? Commenting on your article about Jeff Bezos taking over The Washington Post (“Brick by brick,”... More

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

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


Female sportscasters are speaking up (NYT)

“[i]n the wake of the recent scandals, women have been driving the story, providing a perspective that their male counterparts simply cannot”

Adviser of high school paper that refused to use ‘Redskins’ suspended (Student Press Law Center)

“Amid a months-long battle with administrators for editorial control … the Playwickian’s faculty adviser was suspended for two days this week”

Apple’s ‘warrant canary’ disappears (GigaOm)

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.

Trend Piece (New Yorker)

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!

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.