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Reports

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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

Newt and the Age Gap

What young reporters don’t understand

n this topsy-turvy political year, Newt Gingrich has exhausted every resurrection metaphor from the world’s great religions and undoubtedly,... More

The American Newsroom

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What Scientist Shortage?

The Johnny-can’t-do-science myth damages US research

n July 28, 2011, Senator Chuck Schumer, a democrat from New York, opened a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing on high-skill... More

How Forbes got to $475 million - That’s what a Hong Kong investor has agreed to pay for a firm that two years ago had trouble paying its rent

Are female journalists up to the job of a Jill Abramson interview? - Reporters avoid unflattering discussion about her firing

How to check if that viral video is true - Journalists don’t always verify user-generated content, so readers need to learn how to verify what they see online

The Grand Dame of Florida reporting has retired twice, but she’s still causing trouble - A conversation with the Tampa Bay Times’ Lucy Morgan

Brick by brick - After years of shrinking ambition at The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos has the paper thinking global domination


Your iPhone can now make free encrypted calls (Wired)

The beginning of the end of burner phones?

The new face of Richard Norris (GQ)

“‘Richard?’ I say. ‘Richard?’ I shove his shoulder and nothing happens. He is dead. He is on my watch and he is dead. I hear gurgling. Breathing. He’s on my watch and he is not dead.”

How to be a decent entertainment reporter (Eric Danton)

“Here’s how not to suck at it: Don’t write like an entertainment reporter”

A First Look update (First Look Media)

“[R]ather than immediately launching a large collection of digital ‘magazines’ based on strong, expert journalists with their own followings, as we imagined earlier, we’ll begin by building out the two we’ve started and then explore adding new ones as we learn”

Bloggingheads

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

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The Business of Digital Journalism

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