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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

Hey millionaire tech bros: Have patience with the editorial process - Chris Hughes probably wanted to enable great journalism at first. Then the dust settled and before you know it, he’s shaking everything up again

Serial creators don’t know what will happen to Adnan Syed - New developments in his legal case suggest that the outcome is wide open

Price hike at UC Berkeley’s journalism school - Governing body approves additional fee of $7,500 starting 2016

Will Denver really have a newspaper war? - As a billionaire floats reviving the Rocky Mountain News, The Denver Post might buckle its chin strap

FOIA reform dies while the press looked the other way - RIP Improvement Act of 2014


The traffic lure of outrage (Slate)

“I didn’t become a journalist to peddle indignation on Facebook. But it sells—the page views don’t lie.”

NBC news producer’s sons were in the besieged school in Peshawar (NBCnews.com)

“I remained silent and didn’t know what to say — I know how such attacks on schools usually end”

Hero mom calls into CSPAN to berate her arguing pundit sons (WaPo)

“This was not planned. She called in on the normal line.”

Dick Cheney doesn’t want to call it torture but the media doesn’t have to follow (Vox)

“People deserve to know that the American government (proudly!) did things that in any other context are called torture”

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

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