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What documentary filmmakers and journalists can learn from each other

A new report seeks to promote dialogue between the two groups

Harnessing the power of film to tell investigative stories can be risky for documentary film producers. In 2009, the documentary... More

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Oregon governor’s resignation shows power of local media

In-state journalists brought down John Kitzhaber without national outlets’ help

The scandal that enveloped Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber in recent months didn’t capture the attention of national political media... More

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Tracking your every online move

Native ads could increase readership with one simple trick

Everyone who shops online knows what happens next: Search for jackets, and the banner ads you see across the Web... More

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The New Republic, then and now

Tallying the staff turnover at the overhauled magazine

Beginning in December, the implosion of The New Republic was shocking in its totality. The departure of 23 staff writers... More

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New survey reveals everything you think about freelancing is true

Data from Project Word quantifies challenges of freelance investigative reporting

Freelance reporters face a double-edged sword. Media outlets’ massive staff cuts have led many to bemoan newsrooms’ reduced capacity for... More


Colorado journalists miss local angle in super PAC case

Missed connection: Localized campaign finance coverage ISO beat reporter

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — Late last week, a story rumbled across the news feeds of people who pay attention to... More


James Hamblin: A fresh perspective for health journalism

The Atlantic editor has accumulated a loyal following with his video series “If Our Bodies Could Talk”

James Hamblin keeps getting compared to Doogie Howser. Sure, The Atlantic's senior editor and health columnist came to the gig... More


Warm up with words

Tropical differences

On a frigid day in the Northeast, let's turn our thoughts to the tropics. Wouldn't you rather be on a... More


How Indiana journalists can tell the full story of healthcare reform

To cover a changing Medicaid program, get up close to the people it’s supposed to serve

Here are two big questions hovering over the Affordable Care Act in the coming weeks: Will the 22 states that... More

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Must-reads of the week

David Carr passes away, Jon Stewart announces that he’s signing off, and Virginia lawmakers bash the media

Culled from CJR’s own stories, plus the frequently updated “Must-reads from around the Web,” our staff recommendations for the best... More


Why David Carr is irreplaceable

His column was journalism’s Monday-morning anchor.

Almost nobody is irreplaceable. It's a maxim that's just as true in journalism as it is on an assembly line.... More


The media remembers David Carr

Notable tributes and obituaries for the beloved New York Times columnist

Journalists grieve their own in public. Still, the response to the sudden death last night of David Carr, the... More


David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker

Streamed live on Feb. 12, 2015--David Remnick speaks with Victor Navasky. To view this video on mobile phones, click here. More


India’s increasingly restrictive reporting climate

Journalists can face punishment for sensitive stories

In 2006, Sabrina Buckwalter wrote a long investigation for the Times of India about a brutal multiple rape and murder... More


How Legislative Navigator tracks Georgia lawmakers

Journalists at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution have built an impressive interactive

MIAMI — A veteran journalist who learned new skills, a newer hire with some serious statistical modeling chops, a dose... More


ESPN’s The Undefeated off the ground

Jason Whitlock’s long delayed race and sports site launches first story

Sports stories draw eyeballs. Race stories stoke debate. Now Jason Whitlock, the well-known but divisive ESPN columnist once fired by... More


Voice of America closing its Jerusalem bureau

Cairo will be the only VOA staff bureau staffed by a Central News correspondent in the Middle East

In a surprising move, the US government's venerable Voice of America is shutting down its Jerusalem bureau, according to government... More

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Why the media will miss Jon Stewart

The fake newsman gave viewers what many legacy outlets could not

I was a sophomore at Northwestern University in 2010 when The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart had announced a rally... More


Virginia lawmakers blame the media for forcing them to pass ethics reform

Following the Bob McDonnell scandal, legislature reluctantly moves ahead with new rules

Ethics reform? We don't need no stinking ethics reform. That about sums up the sentiment of an hour-long debate in... More


Covering teams in untraditional ways pays off

Innovative sports blogs give die-hard fans an outlet

Among the 309 blogs on the SB Nation sports blog network, "Sonics Rising" is unusual in that it's dedicated to... More


Disguising ads as stories

“Storytelling” and “storytellers” have become code words for corporatized news

Last month, when Conde Nast announced the launch of 23 Stories, its branded content studio that gives marketers "unparalleled access"... More


Meet the first two African American women in the White House press corps

Excerpts from Alice Dunnigan’s Alone atop the Hill and James McGrath Morris’ Eye on the Struggle about Ethel Payne

Alice Dunnigan and Ethel Payne were the first two African American women to hold White House press passes. They... More


Why five police officers can sue the Chicago Sun-Times

Court rules that publishing driver’s license details broke the law—and First Amendment is no defense

In what could prove to be a consequential decision, the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled Friday... More


Confused on conflated?

When Brian Williams uttered the word in his on-air apology, people flocked to online dictionaries for answers

When Brian Williams said he had "conflated" his memories of what happened with his helicopter in Iraq in 2003, it... More


Journalists debate The State’s decision to identify USC shooting victim

Paper got the facts right, but decision not to wait for coroner surprises some observers

A digital alert of shots fired in a university building. A campus on lockdown as media scramble to find out... More


How can a colleague investigate Brian Williams?

NBC would be better served with someone examining from the outside

NBC investigative reporter Richard Esposito has a daunting assignment as he embarks on "journalistic fact-checking" of the integrity of... More


Hungary’s RTL faces tough taxes

The government takes on the investigative news channel

Best known for reality shows like Jungle Camp and Big Brother, RTL, which bills itself as "Europe's leading entertainment network,"... More

New survey reveals everything you think about freelancing is true - Data from Project Word quantifies challenges of freelance investigative reporting

Why one editor won’t run any more op-eds by the Heritage Foundation’s top economist - A reply to Paul Krugman on state taxes and job growth made some incorrect claims

Why we ‘stave off’ colds - It all started with wine

The New Republic, then and now - Tallying the staff turnover at the overhauled magazine

Why serious journalism can coexist with audience-pleasing content - Legacy media organizations should experiment with digital platforms while continuing to publish hard news

The rise of feelings journalism (TNR)

“Bloom engaged in an increasingly popular style of writing, which I’ve discussed on my blog before, which I call “feelings journalism.” It involves a writer making an argument based on what they imagine someone else is thinking, what they feel may be another person’s feelings. The realm of fact, of reporting, has been left behind.”

Things a war correspondent should never say (WSJ)

“The correspondent retelling war stories surely knows that fellow correspondents had faced the same dangers or worse”

On WaPo trying to interview a cow (National Journal)

“‘I wasn’t milked on the White House lawn by a strange man,’ The Washington Post—the venerable institution that would later come to break the Watergate scandal and win 48 Pulitzers—quoted her, a farm animal, as saying”


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

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