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Reconstruction

Journalism’s Valhalla?

The Chronicle of Higher Education has invited Michael Schudson and Leonard Downie to follow-up on one of the recommendations their... More

The Reconstruction of American Journalism

What do you think of the report?

There’s no shortage of takes on the news industry’s ills, and on the possible strategies that could preserve and sustain... More

The Reconstruction of American Journalism

A report by Leonard Downie, Jr., and Michael Schudson

For reactions to this report, click here. American journalism is at a transformational moment, in which the era of dominant... More

First Read: Follow the Breadcrumbs

What if it’s not just the business model of journalism that is broken?

Laurels to Len Downie Jr. and Michael Schudson for a comprehensive review of developments in the journalistic ecosystem. Darts for... More

First Read: Report Ignores Web’s Nimble Nature

Why not a Journalism Geek Squad? Or Report For America?

When it comes to news, the Web doesn’t work the way Michael Schudson and Len Downie suggest in their report.... More

First Read: Journalism Minus its Old Public

Even if funds can be found, journalism’s reach is narrowing

Leonard Downie Jr. and Michael Schudson provide a superb survey of the initiatives in progress to sustain independent reporting, and... More

First Read: The Mutualized Future is Bright

But we will need some help—from government and others—to get there

Recently, I was confronted with a legal obstacle that—possibly for the first time since we were founded in 1821—prevented The... More

Schudson Talks Back

A response to CJR’s responders about “The Reconstruction of American Journalism”

Thanks to CJR and particularly to respondents Martin Langeveld, Alan Rusbridger, Jan Schaffer, and Paul Starr for their thoughtful comments... More

Executive Summary: “The Reconstruction of American Journalism”

News reporting that holds accountable those with power and influence has been a vital part of American democratic life—especially in... More

“The Reconstruction of American Journalism”: About This Report

“The Reconstruction of American Journalism” is an extraordinary report on the present and future of our profession, written by Leonard... More

Podcast: Leonard Downie and Michael Schudson

Last week, before the release of their new report, The Reconstruction of American Journalism, Leonard Downie and Michael Schudson joined... 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”

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.