By Joel Meares May 17, 2011 at 12:29 PM
A busy two weeks for political sex scandals, first with John Ensign, then Dominique Strauss-Kahn, and now Arnie. The... More
By Trudy Lieberman Aug 9, 2013 at 11:21 AM
A little more than a month ago, The New York Times came forth with a story describing how a... More
Low healthcare premiums on the West Coast were trumpeted as a big, good-news Obamacare story. But: “Compared to what?”
By Trudy Lieberman Jun 5, 2013 at 06:51 AM
In mid-May, The Spokesman-Review in Spokane trumpeted some good news for Obamacare, reporting that "Health insurance next year will cover... More
By Joel Meares Nov 19, 2010 at 01:34 PM
You’ll recall straw-that-broke-the-CEO’s-back Nicky Diaz Santillan, the former housekeeper to California’s unsuccessful gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman. Diaz Santillan made well-orchestrated... More
An immensely ambitious project requires hugely creative coverage. California had it, for a while. Time to try again?
By John Mecklin Apr 18, 2013 at 11:03 AM
Californians might be forgiven for being puzzled about the merits of their state's ambitious high-speed rail program. The sprawling,... More
By David Cay Johnston May 30, 2013 at 03:08 PM
The federal budget deficit has been shrinking like a wool sweater in a clothes dryer, but that fact seems mostly... More
Stop using ‘Brooklyn’ to mean hipster neighborhoods - Elite-oriented outlets typically only cover the borough’s most affluent, Manhattan-adjacent neighborhoods
The Reporters Committee is about to start suing people to help journalists - Katie Townsend joins the organization as its first litigation director
How a Nebraska newspaper kicked off a major prison sentencing scandal - The Omaha World-Herald found that hundreds of inmates were being released early
On media freedom, United Nations plays by its own rules - Months of international crises raises the stakes for reporting on the UN, but investigative journalists remain without a right to information
Keep calm and write a headline worth reading - Ease up on the exaggerations because someday you may need those explosive adjectives when a truly big story lands
Email blasts from CJR writers and editors
“Amid a months-long battle with administrators for editorial control … the Playwickian’s faculty adviser was suspended for two days this week”
Apple included language in its first Transparency Report to say that it had not been subject to a Section 215 Patriot Act request. That language is now gone.
Buzzword, buzzword, buzzword. Isn’t the buzzword on your mind now? Perhaps it is on other people’s minds? Read on or you’ll be clueless, dated, and without any friends in the world. Buzzword again!
The British reporter-turned-editor has made good on her promises to bring politics to the magazine, win some very big-deal journalism awards, and secure the most interesting exclusive interviews
Greg Marx discusses democracy and news with Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute
Who Owns What
A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Questions and exercises for journalism students.