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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

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”

Bloggingheads

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

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