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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. merican 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

Apple can’t hide from a 20-year-old reporter - The University of Michigan student gets behind the tech titan’s newest products

Al Jazeera America struggles to get off the margins - A quality-first strategy faces huge hurdles

Finding James Foley - This 2013 story takes a look at GlobalPost’s search for the photojournalist

Gannett cribs from Advance Publications playbook for struggling newspapers - Staff compete for fewer jobs; ‘readers become the assignment editor’

Cop corruption probe sparks newspaper feud - A spiked story is at the center of a bitter fight between Philadelphia’s two dailies


The impact of watching executions (PSmag)

“[E]xecutions, even for people who support capital punishment, and even when the criminals being put to death evoke little personal sympathy because of the nature of their crimes, take a toll on witnesses”

Times of India demands employee social media passwords (Quartz)

The company will possess log-in information and will be free to post any material to the account without journalists’ knowledge

Reconnecting with a story source, 17 years later (Hartford Courant)

“People who say reporters exploit people? You are right, we do. We parachute into people’s lives, sidle up, convince them that we care — and then disengage when the story is over. But that doesn’t mean we don’t connect, in a genuine way.”

The McDonald’s in Ferguson (LAT)

“Lately, the restaurant has taken on the appearance of a battered frontier outpost”

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.