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Reports

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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

Newt and the Age Gap

What young reporters don’t understand

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

Reporters fail to capture implications of pension provision - A ‘big shift’ tucked into the spending bill goes under-examined

The New Republic: A public trust or a business? - How Chris Hughes turned a 100-year-old publication into a “product”

Serial creators don’t know what will happen to Adnan Syed - New developments in his legal case suggest that the outcome is wide open

FOIA reform dies while the press looked the other way - RIP Improvement Act of 2014

The problem with sharing uncredited photos - “Just because you put something on the internet does not give people the right to steal it”


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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