Some newspapers have apologized for ignoring black voices before and during the civil rights era. More papers should.
By Meg Heckman Aug 28, 2013 at 06:50 AM
For the last several months, I've worked alongside law students in the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project at Northeastern... More
Brother Outsider offers a touching portrait of Bayard Rustin, an unsung hero of the civil rights movement
By Edirin Oputu Sep 13, 2013 at 11:00 AM
Even on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington--a march he organized--the name Bayard Rustin rings hardly any bells.... More
Trying to wrap your mind around the Voting Rights Act in the wake of the Supreme Court ruling on it, and the Justice Department’s decision to weigh in aggressively in voting-rights cases? Here’s a guide to readings and resources
By Mariah Blake Jul 25, 2013 at 12:44 PM
UPDATE, July 25, 2013 (This replaces two earlier updates): On Tuesday, June 25, the Supreme Court dismantled a key provision... More
Virginian-Pilot journalists: Corporate management pressure is stifling coverage - “Lovers of journalism in this newsroom are pissed. It’s bad.”
Paper files public records request—and city’s response is a lawsuit - Local officials argue Montana courts should strike balance between privacy and disclosure
BBC Pop-Up reports from small town America - A small team is traveling across the United States for six months in hopes of finding underreported local stories
What game design can do for journalism - Three newly selected fellows at American University talk about the medium’s future
Timeline, an app based on ‘the history of…’ - But chronology doesn’t reveal everything
Email blasts from CJR writers and editors
“Momentarily forgetting I was pregnant, I jockeyed for a position close enough to capture the initial moments of euphoria, hurling myself into the mix of hundreds of frenzied relatives. As the weight of men started to close in on me, I realized how vulnerable I was and started to panic.”
“It should be made clear, in law, that the tasks security reseachers do to make the net more secure and journalists do to understand and contextualize the truth for the public are not crimes”
People have become less trusting of major institutions, according to the annual Edelman Trust Barometer. And large majorities doubt that businesses want to make the world a better place.
Public editor Margaret Sullivan on why the paper should have published the images.
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.
Hey millionaire tech bros: Have patience with the editorial process – Chris Hughes probably wanted to enable great journalism at first. Then the dust settled and before you know it, he’s shaking everything up again