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
Fox News not outraged by retailers’ War on Thanksgiving - As giant stores commercialize the last holdout, Bill O’Reilly & Co. shrug
BuzzFeed’s all-positive books section - It doesn’t make sense to pledge positivity if your aim is to provide readers with critics’ takes on new books. It makes more sense if your aim is to cultivate a thriving community.
Disappointing Deadspin - It broke the Manti Te’o story, but then stopped reporting and resumed trashing
Healthcare in Great Britain vs. healthcare in the USA: part one - A conversation with Chris Smyth, health reporter for The Times of London
Asperger’s, pedophiles, and questionable motivations - A dart to the Daily Beast, for its ill-informed speculation on Adam Lanza’s psyche
Email blasts from CJR writers and editors
When it comes to great magazine writing, what’s in a name?
The race to photograph every corner and crevice on the planet
“The characters are as rollicking and fun as the ocean setting. The narrator, Ishmael, is just a really good guy”
Hint: He’s not real—shhh…
Jane Hall interviews Barton Gellman about his NSA stories, including how Edward Snowden contacted him
Who Owns What
A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Questions and exercises for journalism students.