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Winter Reading Club

What are some books that journalists should read this winter?

Every year around this time, we ask our readers to recommend some books that journalists might enjoy reading during the... More

Standout 9/11 Coverage

In the sea of anniversary coverage, where to look?

In the tremendous swell of tenth anniversary of 9/11 news coverage and commentary—in print, broadcast, online, on Twitter—what has stood... More

Populism on the Potomac

Is anyone in DC reporting for the people?

On Sunday, Washington Post ombudsman Patrick Pexton presented a plan for the paper he's charged with watching. His stirring proposal?... More

Summer Reading Club

Recommend a book for a journalist this summer

The days are long, the dogs are panting, and the sun is still prime for shining on the pages of... More

Huffington Post and “Over-Aggregation”

Where do we draw the line between aggregation and plagiarism?

AdAge media columnist Simon Dumenco recently posed a good question to the online news community: “What constitutes unfair -- unethical... More

What Should Chris Wallace Have Asked?

“Flake”-free questions for Michele Bachmann

It came about fourteen minutes into Fox News Sunday anchor Chris Wallace’s sixteen-minute interview with presidential contender Rep. Michele Bachmann.... More

Summer Movie Club

What movie would you recommend to a journalist this summer?

Whether blasted in a blessedly air-conditioned megaplex, or projected on a roof-deck after dark, movies make a summer. The forthcoming... More

On Sock Puppets and Best Practices

How far should news outlets go to verify bloggers’ identities?

After some impressive detective work by several journalists, it was revealed early this week that Amina Arraf, the supposed author... More

What Should Jill Do?

Offer your advice for The New York Times’s incoming executive editor

Bill Keller will officially step down from his post as executive editor of The New York Times on Labor Day,... More

Campaign Strategies

How should the media determine the sort of coverage a candidate deserves?

In one of the posts on Herman Cain's candidacy discussed on Campaign Desk Tuesday, Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight calls for... More

Words We Shouldn’t Say

Name some clichéd terms that news sources should avoid

Last Friday New York Times Magazine editor Hugo Lindgren posted a list of “words we don’t say” to the magazine’s... More

Graduation Time

What should we tell journalism’s next generation?

It’s graduation season and journalism schools across the country are spitting out classes of elated and exhausted journalists into the... More

Which News Sites Are Best at Engaging their Readers?

And which ones are only interested in fly-by clicks?

In the conclusion to the report published on CJR today, “The Story So Far: What We Know About the Business... More

Where Did You Get Your bin Laden News?

And now, where do you go for analysis?

Sometimes the news is so big you just have to have the details right away, and the death of Osama... More

What Are America’s Most Essential Magazines?

Help CJR create an alternative to AdWeek’s “Hot List”

Michael Wolff’s revamped AdWeek published its thirty-first annual “Hot List” yesterday—its ranking of the top ten magazines of the moment.... More

The ethics of The Guardian’s Whisper bombshell - It would have been a journalistic lapse not to have told readers

Gawker: The internet bully - Nick Denton’s media empire is an intellectual online fraternity that invites people to their parties only to make them buy the booze

The Washington Post short-sells a reporter’s integrity - Steven Pearlstein smears TheStreet’s Adam Feuerstein for criticizing a biotech firm

Former Sun-Times staffers react to top reporter’s resignation - “Whereas we don’t have all the answers, we have way too many questions about what happened here”

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


Which news org is the most trusted? (Pew)

The answer is complicated

‘My Captivity’ (NYT Mag)

An American journalist on his two-year kidnapping in Syria

FBI faked an AP story, in Seattle Times style, to catch a suspect (Seattle Times)

“‘We are outraged that the FBI, with the apparent assistance of the US Attorney’s Office, misappropriated the name of The Seattle Times to secretly install spyware on the computer of a crime suspect,’ said Seattle Times Editor Kathy Best”

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.”

Bloggingheads

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

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