Maintaining the intellectual atmosphere of a magazine office or newsroom makes a lot of sense for those of us who work freelance
By Ann Friedman Jan 31, 2013 at 11:24 AM
As a fairly new freelance writer with a lot of friends who are graphic designers, I've been thinking a lot... More
The new graph search gives journalists a way to construct a trend story without picking up the phone. Is this a good thing?
By Ann Friedman Jan 24, 2013 at 10:57 AM
You have a Facebook account. I know this because everyone has a Facebook account. And you are a journalist. I... More
By Ann Friedman Jan 10, 2013 at 06:50 AM
Some colleagues and I recently ran a Kickstarter to launch a fairly ambitious music publication from scratch. Our idea —... More
How to turn one reporting trip into several pieces, and how to get your editor to give you more substantive assignments
By Ann Friedman Jan 3, 2013 at 06:50 AM
I'm terrible at writing two to three stories from one reporting trip. How do I get better at this? —Anonymous... More
Where do you draw the line between activism and journalism—and between flirting and “cultivating sources”?
By Ann Friedman Dec 26, 2012 at 06:50 AM
A lot of freelance writers, including me, have to maintain multiple hustles to keep the bills paid, including work that... More
By Ann Friedman Dec 13, 2012 at 06:50 AM
I'm struggling to understand how much I'm worth per word. I know how much I get per hour on copy... More
By Ann Friedman Nov 15, 2012 at 06:50 AM
Sometimes the likelihood of my pitch being accepted hinges on my accessibility to a particular interview subject, or the likelihood... More
By Ann Friedman Nov 8, 2012 at 06:50 AM
I am the managing and news editor at my university paper. I'm having problems getting the staff writers to pitch... More
By Ann Friedman Nov 1, 2012 at 11:15 AM
I'm sure you've had the frustrating experience of reading your story for the first time in print and discovering new... More
By Ann Friedman Oct 25, 2012 at 06:50 AM
Here's a topic from Getting Shit Together 101: writing samples. How does one correctly mail them, hard-copy style? Is sending... More
Fox News not outraged by retailers’ War on Thanksgiving - As giant stores commercialize the last holdout, Bill O’Reilly & Co. shrug
BuzzFeed’s all-positive books section - It doesn’t make sense to pledge positivity if your aim is to provide readers with critics’ takes on new books. It makes more sense if your aim is to cultivate a thriving community.
Disappointing Deadspin - It broke the Manti Te’o story, but then stopped reporting and resumed trashing
Healthcare in Great Britain vs. healthcare in the USA: part one - A conversation with Chris Smyth, health reporter for The Times of London
Asperger’s, pedophiles, and questionable motivations - A dart to the Daily Beast, for its ill-informed speculation on Adam Lanza’s psyche
Email blasts from CJR writers and editors
A Gawker editor tells how he picks ‘viral’ content readers can’t resist sharing
Military retracts Guantánamo PTSD claim
Immune to Upworthy headlines yet?
‘Too good to check’ used to be a warning to newspaper editors not to jump on bullshit stories. Now it’s a business model
Timelapse of a photo-realistic painting of the actor being done on an iPad
Who Owns What
A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Questions and exercises for journalism students.