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Reports

New Media Tips from Jacob Riis

A nineteenth-century journalist for a twenty-first-century world

n 1878, Jacob Riis, a police reporter for the New York Tribune, stepped out of his office and into the... More

The Pornography Trap

How not to write about rape

n the Spring of 2009, a reporter for the Associated Press published a news feature about rape in the Democratic... More

Disclose This

The press should treat big tech companies like Big Pharma

n August 9, Google and Verizon announced an alliance in which Google, the champion of the free, open Internet, would... More

Tabbed Out

A key has lost its place

n his heyday, he was the zelig of late-twentieth-century journalism, present for every watershed event that appeared in print: Watergate,... More

A Faustian Bargain

Slideshows are the scourge, and the savior, of online journalism

n May 2009, Thebigmoney.com was shouting into the void. Slate’s business site was eight months old, but it was still... More

Serious Fun With Numbers

We’re drowning in data, but few reporters know how to use them

he story was already great, even before Daniel Gilbert opened his first spreadsheet. Thousands of citizens in the southern Virginia... More

All-Out Media War

It’s Clarín vs. the Kirchners, and journalism will be the loser

n June 24, a story in the Argentine daily Clarín reported a bombshell: a former ambassador, Eduardo Sadous, had privately... More

Tea Party Poopers

How the left press helped create a conservative monster

he Tea Party has evolved from a cable-news curiosity into a political and cultural force that decides elections and casts... More

Traffic Jam

We’ll never agree about online audience size

iami has deep ties to the Caribbean. So when a devastating earthquake struck Haiti on January 12, The Miami Herald... 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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The Business of Digital Journalism

A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

Study Guides

Questions and exercises for journalism students.