By Curtis Brainard Dec 3, 2010 at 01:23 PM
A bacterium trained to substitute arsenic for phosphorus—one of six elements considered essential for life—in some of its basic cellular... More
By Curtis Brainard Dec 1, 2010 at 12:42 PM
Over the last two days, bloggers at a few of the country’s top news outlets have engaged in wild and... More
By Curtis Brainard Mar 8, 2011 at 10:58 AM
Claims about extraterrestrial life are once again making headlines. Unlike a December incident involving an assertion about the discovery of... More
By Curtis Brainard Nov 8, 2012 at 03:00 PM
Journalists didn’t leave energy and the environment out of post-election speculation about what President Obama’s second term might look like.... More
By Curtis Brainard Dec 7, 2010 at 05:07 PM
First there was the wild speculation about the discovery of extraterrestrial life. Then came widespread, sometimes misguided, coverage of the... More
Fox News not outraged by retailers’ War on Thanksgiving - As giant stores commercialize the last holdout, Bill O’Reilly & Co. shrug
BuzzFeed’s all-positive books section - It doesn’t make sense to pledge positivity if your aim is to provide readers with critics’ takes on new books. It makes more sense if your aim is to cultivate a thriving community.
Disappointing Deadspin - It broke the Manti Te’o story, but then stopped reporting and resumed trashing
Healthcare in Great Britain vs. healthcare in the USA: part one - A conversation with Chris Smyth, health reporter for The Times of London
Asperger’s, pedophiles, and questionable motivations - A dart to the Daily Beast, for its ill-informed speculation on Adam Lanza’s psyche
Email blasts from CJR writers and editors
A Gawker editor tells how he picks ‘viral’ content readers can’t resist sharing
Military retracts Guantánamo PTSD claim
Immune to Upworthy headlines yet?
‘Too good to check’ used to be a warning to newspaper editors not to jump on bullshit stories. Now it’s a business model
Timelapse of a photo-realistic painting of the actor being done on an iPad
Who Owns What
A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Questions and exercises for journalism students.