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Topless women endure in the UK press

Women have been organizing against the tabloid mainstay, but some editors maintain that it’s a good way to sell papers

UK author and actress Lucy Ann Holmes bought a copy of The Sun one day last August to read its... More

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UNITY at a crossroads

With a new (white) president and disgruntled membership, the diversity group needs to assess how to move forward

With the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) already gone, and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) halfway out... More

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‘Reprint reporting’ and race

It’s not a winning combination

There are racists living in America. This is not news. And yet, when Nina Davuluri, an Indian American, was crowned... More

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Pointing fingers

HuffPost Live’s coverage of a nonsensical anti-gay article in a Nigerian newspaper raises questions of its own

On Wednesday, HuffPost Live aired a segment on a student at the University of Lagos, in Nigeria, who claims to... More

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Refocusing on newsroom diversity

‘When it comes to diversity, it’s not only on the backburner—it’s not even in the kitchen,” Dori Maynard says

Robert C. Maynard--journalist, editor, newspaper publisher, and former owner of The Oakland Tribune--spent much of his career trying to improve... More

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Against the Riptide

Rather than simply criticize a report’s omissions, two journalists plan to create their own complementary version

Dear Leaders of Journalism: I cannot recommend highly enough that you start talking to people outside your circles. #riptide #silos—... More

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Riptide’s white, male history of journalism

Excluding women and people of color may be an inattentional blindness problem

There's a concept in psychology called "inattentional blindness." In study after study, if people are focused on one task, they... More

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When a kiss is just a kiss — or barely even that

The truth behind that photo of Russian runners “protest” kissing

I was relieved to see this article from the Associated Press yesterday, which was carried in several outlets: "Russian Runners... More

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Required skimming: ladyblogs

No mansplainers here

This month, CJR presents "Required Skimming," a daily miniguide to our staffers' beats and obsessions. If we overlooked any of... More

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The right way to write about rape

A panel offers tips for navigating the charged terrain of reporting on sexual assault and domestic violence

When Claudia Garcia-Rojas, an activist and advocate from Chicago, began assembling her toolkit for journalists covering sexual assault, she surveyed... More

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Coverage missteps on DOMA and Prop 8

When the Supreme Court issued two gay marriage-related decisions Wednesday, a rush to coverage meant a loss of precision

The most common errors I saw in the first day of stories about the Supreme Court's same-sex marriage decisions were... More

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Gay marriage coverage mostly supportive

Though almost half of Americans oppose same-sex nuptials, coverage covers supporters 5-to-1, says a new Pew study

This likely won't come as a surprise to anyone who has been following the same-sex marriage battle as it rolls... More

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On covering same-sex marriage

Here are some takeaways from last week’s panel, moderated by the author

On Wednesday, CJR and the ACLU co-hosted a panel at Washington, DC's Newseum on how journalists can better cover same-sex... More

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More than just marriage

A guide to covering other issues that affect the LGBT community

There's been a diversity of gay news this month covered in the major media, from the rash of NYC hate... More

How Forbes got to $475 million - That’s what a Hong Kong investor has agreed to pay for a firm that two years ago had trouble paying its rent

Are female journalists up to the job of a Jill Abramson interview? - Reporters avoid unflattering discussion about her firing

How to check if that viral video is true - Journalists don’t always verify user-generated content, so readers need to learn how to verify what they see online

The Grand Dame of Florida reporting has retired twice, but she’s still causing trouble - A conversation with the Tampa Bay Times’ Lucy Morgan

Brick by brick - After years of shrinking ambition at The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos has the paper thinking global domination


You are now entering the demented kingdom of William T. Vollmann (TNR)

“Franzen tells a hilarious story of being a young writer in New York, meeting Vollmann, becoming fast friends, and inaugurating a draft swap. A while later, they exchanged work. Franzen gave Vollmann a dozen chiseled pages. Vollmann gave Franzen an entire novel.”

39 pieces of advice for journalists and writers of color (BuzzFeed)

“Make yourself indispensable. Dispel any rumors, however quiet, that you are just there for a ‘quota’”

In the digital sphere, ‘magazine’ = money (Digiday)

“A single page in a glossy magazine could be discounted by more than half its open rate and still get an effective CPM of about $70. Online display ad CPMs average under $3”

Bloggingheads

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

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The Business of Digital Journalism

A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

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Questions and exercises for journalism students.