By David Hajdu Jan 29, 2009 at 08:30 AM
I saw the future through a two-way mirror in November 1990. I had just started a new job as a... More
The world’s largest democracy finally has an FOI law—so why have journalists been slow to embrace it?
By Ralph Frammolino Jan 28, 2009 at 10:23 AM
In October, community activists from around India gathered at the Nehru Memorial Museum & Library in New Delhi to celebrate... More
By Georgina Gustin Jan 27, 2009 at 08:30 AM
This past fall, I drove from St. Louis to Osage County, in central Missouri, to meet a hog farmer named... More
By Martha M. Hamilton Jan 26, 2009 at 09:30 AM
One day in June 2005, my colleague Nell Henderson and I hiked over to the Bond Market Association to get... More
By Laura Rozen Jan 22, 2009 at 09:00 AM
In November and December 2005, The Washington Post and The New York Times published two groundbreaking national-security stories that revealed... More
The Bush administration was pathological about secrecy. Here’s what needs to be undone after eight dark years—and why it won’t be easy.
By Clint Hendler Jan 13, 2009 at 08:00 AM
Advocates for open and transparent government are quick to note that no American presidential administration has, in practice, been enthusiastic... More
By Steven Kurutz Jan 29, 2009 at 09:00 AM
These are brutal times for the newspaper industry. Widespread buyouts, shuttered bureaus, diminished ambitions—in many cases, not even the physical... More
A new online environment and energy energy site is tainted with conflicts of interest among its anchors and executives
By Mariah Blake Jan 28, 2009 at 10:36 AM
In many ways, CleanSkies.tv, an online outfit offering “energy and environmental news, information, discussion, and commentary,” resembles other TV news... More
Ideas & Reviews
By Wendell Jamieson Jan 27, 2009 at 09:00 AM
True Crime: An American Anthology Harold Schechter, editor The Library of America 788 pages, $40 The teenage girl gave birth... More
By David Nasaw Jan 26, 2009 at 08:30 AM
The Man Who Owns the News: Inside the Secret World of Rupert Murdoch By Michael Wolff Broadway 446 pages,... More
Short reviews of books about art on the New York Times’s Op-Ed page, the short life of The Chicagoan, and hoaxes in the news.
By James Boylan Jan 23, 2009 at 11:49 AM
All the Art That’s Fit to Print (And Some That Wasn’t): Inside The New York Times Op-Ed Page By Jerelle... More
Virginian-Pilot journalists: Corporate management pressure is stifling coverage - “Lovers of journalism in this newsroom are pissed. It’s bad.”
The worst journalism of 2014 - A recap of the year’s most cringeworthy news blunders
Why the media don’t get Detroit—and why it matters - Coverage of declining cities is too often simplistic and lacking historical context
21st-century censorship - Governments around the world are using stealthy strategies to manipulate the media
Jesse Brown punctures Canada’s media bubble - The independent journalist uses his website and podcast to break stories that might otherwise go unpublished
Email blasts from CJR writers and editors
“It should be made clear, in law, that the tasks security reseachers do to make the net more secure and journalists do to understand and contextualize the truth for the public are not crimes”
People have become less trusting of major institutions, according to the annual Edelman Trust Barometer. And large majorities doubt that businesses want to make the world a better place.
Public editor Margaret Sullivan on why the paper should have published the images.
“I feel the need to offer my perspective as someone who is not a teenager but who has thought about these issues extensively for years.”
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.
Hey millionaire tech bros: Have patience with the editorial process – Chris Hughes probably wanted to enable great journalism at first. Then the dust settled and before you know it, he’s shaking everything up again