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The Magazine

May/June 2014

Articles

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Cover Story

Eye in the sky

Drones are cheap, simple, and potential game changers for newsrooms

On the morning of February 1, Pedro Rivera was lying in bed, listening to the crackle of the police... More

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Feature

The king of content

How Upworthy aims to alter the Web, and could end up altering the world

In the summer of 2010, a conservative talk show host named Michael Graham scheduled a pit stop on his tour... More

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Feature

Part of the club

Voice of San Diego’s membership model has once again earned the organization a place in the national spotlight. If the model succeeds in San Diego, can it succeed elsewhere?

In August 2009, back when conferences on the future of American journalism were still urgent but no longer novel,... More

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Feature

Bloomberg’s folly

The backstory is about to be told

For foreign correspondents in China, breaking stories that the censored Chinese press can't touch has long been a core... More

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Reports

Who’s running The Miami Herald?

Three Hispanics and one African-American, all of them women

When I graduated from college in Florida in 1986 and began looking for jobs, several people told me not... More

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Reports

The thankless work of a ‘fixer’

Foreign journalists know they’d be lost, or even dead, without the locals they hire, but do they give them credit back home?

I first met Mohannad Sabry in 2005, when I arrived in Egypt for an unpaid internship with The Associated... More

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Behind the News

The light in Beirut

Up against a wall, waiting to die on a late afternoon in August 1982, a journalist’s life stops and then starts over

This story is being co-published by CJR and by The Big Roundtable, a new digital home for narrative journalism.... More

Departments

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Opening Shot

Opening Shot

Just because the media says you’re the front-runner, does that make it so?

At a public appearance in April, New York Times columnist Tom Friedman asked Hillary Clinton if she was interested... More

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Editorial

Drones and the free press

Somehow, the FAA became an arbiter of the First Amendment

The next great revolution in journalism might just be found at the Amazon store. It is called a drone,... More

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Letters to the Editor

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

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Currents

Open Bar

Albuquerque Press Club

Albuquerque Press Club Albuquerque, NM Year opened The APC didn't have an official home until 1973, when it bought a... More

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Currents

Social media blast

New reporting tools

For most news outlets, it's been a given that a social media presence is becoming more than a promotional tool.... More

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On the Job

On the job

Deported lives

  Every year, the United States deports hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants back to Mexico. Since 2008, David... More

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Currents

What’s in my bag?

Gear of war

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Currents

Viral Wisdom

To Gwyneth, with love

When New York Post contributing editor Mackenzie Dawson penned "A Working Mom's Open Letter to Gwyneth," a witty piece addressed... More

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Currents

Immersive Experience

Passing the stunt journalism torch to a new generation

May 5 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Elizabeth Jane Cochran, better known as undercover journalist Nellie... More

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Darts and Laurels

Darts & Laurels

Flight 370 and Fox’s spelling ‘be’

DART to Newsweek for its Bitcoin debacle. The magazine blazed back into print with "The Face Behind Bitcoin," a cover... More

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Reports

Awards

And the winner is…

Many people have a nagging sense that journalism awards are about journalists' vanity. No doubt, they have a point. The... More

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Language Corner

Language Corner

Unbalanced

Not only does grammar like order, it likes balance. And that first sentence is unbalanced. Just as either needs or,... More

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Currents

Hard Numbers

Drone edition

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Currents

Gaming

Puzzle me this!

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The Lower Case

The Lower Case

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Q and A

Exit Interview

Frontier man, meet New York

Jake Silverstein steps into his new role as editor of the New York Times Magazine at a critical moment. On... More

Ideas & Reviews

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Essay

The danger of fair and balanced

As the science grew more convincing about man’s effect on climate change, it’s as if the journalists were stuck in time

  On a sweltering June day in 1988, James E. Hansen, then the director of NASA's Goddard Institute for... More

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Critical Eye

The fixer, the flacks, and the dictator’s son

Ken Silverstein delves deep into the clandestine world of oil

For over a decade, Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue lived like a prince. He paid $30 million in cash for a... More

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Critical Eye

A fierce hunt for justice

Corruption, sexual assaults, and the cops who did it

They're a reporting duo who turned an acclaimed newspaper series into a new book, so the Woodward and Bernstein comparisons... More

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Critical Eye

Brief encounters

Short reviews of Journalism and Memory and Protest and Propaganda: W.E.B. Du Bois, The Crisis, and American History

Journalism and Memory Edited by Barbie Zelizer and Keren Tenenboim-Weinblatt Palgrave Macmillan 282 pages, $95; $28 paperback Journalism and Memory... 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 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”

I’m a black journalist quitting media because I’m sick of racism (TNR)

“Among the challenges that make racism so difficult to fix, and so odiously constant, is that white people often don’t even recognize when they’re saying or doing something that cuts their black colleagues to the bone”

High Times hits middle age (NYMag)

After 40 years, every issue still features a weed centerfold

Bloggingheads

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

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