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Why podcasts make sense

Serial’s popularity brings mass attention to the medium

Two-thousand fourteen was a very good year for the podcast. It saw the creation of five podcast networks; an... More

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Ebola scare spotlights media’s retreat from science coverage

Hyperbole, misinformation, and conspiracy theories abound

  With the arrival in the US of the Ebola virus, the American public has demonstrated yet again its... More

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Concussion controversy

Media coverage of the consequences in high-impact sports highlights problems athletes face

In 2014, the efforts to make organized sports safer and more just had a run of significant victories. In... More

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A look at the last nine US reporters who faced the possibility of jail time

Each protected sources while under threat of imprisonment

Do journalists have a right to protect their sources? The issue is back in the news with the Supreme... More

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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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How The Times have changed

In January, The New York Times introduced the first visual overhaul of its site since 2006. The changes are... More

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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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After the end of denial

Last month's Frontline documentary, League of Denial, was the emotional coda to the first phase of one of the... More

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Across the great gun divide

In the nine months since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the rekindled debate over gun control has... More

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Photojournalist Rob Hart chronicles his post-Sun-Times life

O n May 30, the entire photo staff of the Chicago Sun-Times--28 full-time photographers, including Pulitzer Prize-winner John H. White--were... More

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In December, as an impromptu inside joke, British designer and journalist Martin Belam took 10 minutes to craft a... More

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Separating fact from fiction in the immigration debate

The immigration debate is riven by strong emotion and partisan ideology that can obscure the relevant facts. Do undocumented... More

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Superstorm Sandy’s aftermath on journalism

A fter Superstorm Sandy swamped the nation’s media capital in October, some shops, such as the Daily News and American... More

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A picture is worth a thousand meanings

In October, Columbia J-School joined with BagNewsNotes, an almost decade-old site devoted to analyzing media images, for a discussion... More

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Drawing attention to the decline in local accountability reporting

The current media revolution has brought many encouraging changes, but also a worrisome decline in accountability reporting, especially at... More

Virginian-Pilot journalists: Corporate management pressure is stifling coverage - “Lovers of journalism in this newsroom are pissed. It’s bad.”

The worst journalism of 2014 - A recap of the year’s most cringeworthy news blunders

Why the media don’t get Detroit—and why it matters - Coverage of declining cities is too often simplistic and lacking historical context

21st-century censorship - Governments around the world are using stealthy strategies to manipulate the media

Jesse Brown punctures Canada’s media bubble - The independent journalist uses his website and podcast to break stories that might otherwise go unpublished


We should all step back from security journalism (Medium)

“It should be made clear, in law, that the tasks security reseachers do to make the net more secure and journalists do to understand and contextualize the truth for the public are not crimes”

Trust In Business And Media Is Declining, But People Have Faith In Search Engines (Buzzfeed)

People have become less trusting of major institutions, according to the annual Edelman Trust Barometer. And large majorities doubt that businesses want to make the world a better place.

With New Charlie Hebdo Cover, News Value Should Have Prevailed (NYT)

Public editor Margaret Sullivan on why the paper should have published the images.

An Old Fogey’s Analysis of a Teenager’s View on Social Media (Medium)

“I feel the need to offer my perspective as someone who is not a teenager but who has thought about these issues extensively for years.”

Bloggingheads

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

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Who Owns What

The Business of Digital Journalism

A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

Study Guides

Questions and exercises for journalism students.