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Reports

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Why the media don’t get Detroit—and why it matters

Coverage of declining cities is too often simplistic and lacking historical context

In Detroit, the American Dream has become an American Paradox: Corporate-backed revitalization downtown belies the continued deterioration of sprawling... More

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Jill Abramson on putting the public interest first

Defying the White House, from the Pentagon Papers to Snowden

One of the most memorable conversations I had at The New York Times was with Punch Sulzberger. I came... More

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The case for Huffington Post’s crowdfunded reporting job

Let the people pay

When the Huffington Post announced it would crowdfund a one-year reporting fellowship to cover the aftermath of teenager Michael Brown's... More

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The toy department shall lead us

Why sports media have always been newsroom innovators

When Ezra Klein left the Washington Post in January to start his own website at Vox Media, a big... More

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Rosie the scribbler

Why women are leading coverage of the war-torn Middle East

Liz Sly, the Beirut bureau chief of The Washington Post, was sitting in the lobby of a Damascus hotel... More

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End of an era?

Congress tries to neuter Voice of America’s journalism

Spurred by the foreign policy crises in Ukraine and Syria, and a fear that the US is losing the global... More

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Awards

And the winner is…

Many people have a nagging sense that journalism awards are about journalists' vanity. No doubt, they have a point. The... More

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Who’s running The Miami Herald?

Three Hispanics and one African-American, all of them women

When I graduated from college in Florida in 1986 and began looking for jobs, several people told me not... More

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The thankless work of a ‘fixer’

Foreign journalists know they’d be lost, or even dead, without the locals they hire, but do they give them credit back home?

I first met Mohannad Sabry in 2005, when I arrived in Egypt for an unpaid internship with The Associated... More

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Placing a bet on USA Today

Gannett has long felt the television model could translate into print. Now it’s using its flagship paper to double down on that idea.

The business model of network television--plugging the power of a national broadcast operation into a grid of local stations--is coming... More

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How free is the free press?

In the wake of the Edward Snowden disclosures, that’s the question everyone is asking

On January 30, the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and CJR hosted a lively panel discussion on "Journalism... More

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Dancing with Hollywood

A new rash of award-winning films owe credit to the journalists who unearthed the original plots

Martin Sixsmith spent four years helping an Irishwoman track down the son she had been forced to give up... More

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At the altar

The national conversation about same-sex marriage has shifted. What are the challenges now for the journalists who cover it?

On June 12, two weeks before the Supreme Court, in separate rulings, struck down parts of the Defense of... More

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‘Minority’ rules

In case you missed it: a recap of our Newseum panel on race, class, and social mobility

For our March-April issue, CJR asked 18 journalists to answer a question: "How can we improve coverage of race,... More

Detained in Dagestan

How I got caught—and got out

Last September I went on assignment with a translator to Dagestan, a Russian republic on the Caspian Sea. Since we... More

Virginian-Pilot journalists: Corporate management pressure is stifling coverage - “Lovers of journalism in this newsroom are pissed. It’s bad.”

Paper files public records request—and city’s response is a lawsuit - Local officials argue Montana courts should strike balance between privacy and disclosure

BBC Pop-Up reports from small town America - A small team is traveling across the United States for six months in hopes of finding underreported local stories

What game design can do for journalism - Three newly selected fellows at American University talk about the medium’s future

Timeline, an app based on ‘the history of…’ - But chronology doesn’t reveal everything


Photojournalism while pregnant (NYT Mag)

“Momentarily forgetting I was pregnant, I jockeyed for a position close enough to capture the initial moments of euphoria, hurling myself into the mix of hundreds of frenzied relatives. As the weight of men started to close in on me, I realized how vulnerable I was and started to panic.”

We should all step back from security journalism (Medium)

“It should be made clear, in law, that the tasks security reseachers do to make the net more secure and journalists do to understand and contextualize the truth for the public are not crimes”

Trust In Business And Media Is Declining, But People Have Faith In Search Engines (Buzzfeed)

People have become less trusting of major institutions, according to the annual Edelman Trust Barometer. And large majorities doubt that businesses want to make the world a better place.

With New Charlie Hebdo Cover, News Value Should Have Prevailed (NYT)

Public editor Margaret Sullivan on why the paper should have published the images.

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.