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January/February 2014

Articles

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Feature

Ring of fire

As concussion controversy rages, boxing writers look in the mirror

In the span of two weeks last fall, two prizefighters went to the hospital after their bouts. Francisco Leal,... More

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Cover Story

Evgeny vs. the internet

Evgeny Morozov wants to convince us that digital technology can’t save the world, and he’s willing to burn every bridge from Cambridge to Silicon Valley to do it

Depending on whom you ask, Evgeny Morozov is either the most astute, feared, loathed, or useless writer about digital... More

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Feature

Game change

In 20 years, football may look very different from the sport we know today. Will the fans, and the media, care?

Two thousand thirteen was an annus horribilis for the National Football League. Its signature event, the Super Bowl, was subjected... More

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On the Job

On the job

Walkabout

Paul Salopek is going for a walk. He set out in Ethiopia at the beginning of 2013. If all... More

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Feature

Media darling

Malala Yousafzai’s long and delicate dance with the press

In 2009, The New York Times posted a two-part documentary on its website about Pakistan's battle against Taliban militants.... More

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Feature

Almost famous

Can a star-studded documentary series make people care about climate change?

Last September CJR's Alexis Sobel Fitts trailed a documentary crew through Seattle as they filmed, Years of Living Dangerously,... More

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Feature

The great story

In the run-up to the Great Recession, accountability journalism saw the story that access journalism missed

This is an excerpt from The Watchdog That Didn't Bark: The Financial Crisis and the Disappearance of Investigative Journalism,... More

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Feature

A movement’s moment?

Common Core opens the door for news literacy to expand in the classroom

The news-literacy movement was born in the middle of the last decade, in response to the challenges news consumers face... More

Departments

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Opening Shot

Opening Shot

Viral videos across borders

When YouTube began releasing the top trending videos in 61 countries and many US cities, Ethan Zuckerman decided to... More

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Editorial

The right debate

Access vs. accountability is what matters

Back in October, Bill Keller of The New York Times and Glenn Greenwald, formerly of The Guardian and now... More

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Letters to the Editor

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

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Currents

Open Bar

The Pen & Pencil Club

The Pen & Pencil Club Philadelphia, PA Year opened 1892 Distinguishing features Club members are especially proud of the Pen &... More

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Darts and Laurels

Darts & Laurels

Twitter hysteria and a healthcare horror story

A DART to The Daily Mail for accusing former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown of claiming more than £316,000 in... More

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Currents

Pimp yo’ brand

Journalists bang their own drums

For reporters, self-promotion isn't just prudent, it's essential. Although In These Times has multiple email newsletters, the nonprofit magazine encouraged... More

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Currents

Ef-tymology

In a word

When "Not Fucking Rocket Science" ended up on the "Journalism Is . . ." cover of CJR (September/October 2013), letters flew in... More

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Currents

Hard Numbers

Digital disruption

79 years (1933-2012) that Newsweek was continuously in print in the US 279 years that Lloyd's List, the world's oldest... More

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Currents

Search committee

Getting to know 100 senators

The Sunlight Foundation's 100 Senators tool has a simple mission: to allow you to discover not just what senators... More

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Currents

Not-so-fluffy news

The pet beat takes chops

Most reporters expect to bring their résumé or clips to a job interview. Tanya Irwin was asked to bring... More

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Language Corner

Language Corner

Naming rights

The New York Times recently added an entry to its eponymous stylebook, available only online: "In precise, traditional usage, an... More

Ideas & Reviews

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Essay

Joining the chorus

Albert Camus’ journalism, more than his famous fiction, reveals the evolution of his thinking on life and how to live it

When Albert Camus said on the evening of December 12, 1957, "I have not yet given my opinion about... More

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Second Read

Uncommon ground

J. Anthony Lukas realized something larger than the truth

In the fall of 1974, black schoolchildren from Boston's Roxbury neighborhood climbed into school buses bound for South Boston,... More

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Critical Eye

Care and feeding of the press

Roosevelt did it, Taft did not, and that made all the difference

It was president Theodore Roosevelt who, in 1906, famously used the term "muckrakers" to disparage investigative journalists. Referencing John Bunyan's... More

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Critical Eye

Brief encounters

Short review of The Outrage Industry

The Outrage Industry: Political Opinion Media and the New Incivility By Jeffrey M. Berry and Sarah Sobieraj Oxford University Press... More

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Q and A

Exit interview

A news guy meets a deadline

William Dean Singleton stepped down as chairman of MediaNews Group in December after decades at the helm of America's... More

Stop trolling your readers - We know you’re only doing it for clicks

Des Moines Register prepares for a ‘very stressful’ newsroom restructuring - Editor Amalie Nash speaks on turnover, transformation, and a virtual reality adventure

PBS pulls ads from Harper’s Magazine after critical essay - Piece argues public broadcaster has fallen under the sway of political influence and outside money

Should all journalists be on Twitter? - Reasons to take up or forgo the 140-character platform

The Tennessean is borrowing reporters from other Gannett papers - Music columnist Peter Cooper is latest journalist to part ways with Nashville paper


How one reporter copes inside the ‘Ebola bubble’ (BuzzFeed)

“Bring gloves to give nurses you meet at clinics, even if you’re there for a story. Get small change to give to the kids who have been out of school for months and are selling ground nuts for pitiful sums on the side of road. Hell, give them candy. Violate all the principles of ostensibly good aid stewardship, because the good stewardship of the developed world didn’t get help here in time, and now everyone is dying around you.”

Fake news sites using Facebook to spread Ebola panic (The Verge)

“These sites claim to be satirical but lack even incompetent attempts at anything resembling humor”

How Ben Bradlee dealt with flacks (Washington Post)

“I would like to be sure that you understand that we trust our editors’ news judgement and that we distrust yours”

Ben Bradlee, 93 (WaPo)

“From the moment he took over The Post newsroom in 1965, Mr. Bradlee sought to create an important newspaper that would go far beyond the traditional model of a metropolitan daily”

Bloggingheads

Greg Marx discusses democracy and news with Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute

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