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
Disappointing Deadspin - It broke the Manti Te’o story, but then stopped reporting and resumed trashing
Fox News not outraged by retailers’ War on Thanksgiving - As giant stores commercialize the last holdout, Bill O’Reilly & Co. shrug
A bogus NY Post piece sets off a frenzy - Serious problems with column alleging Census rigged unemployment for Obama
GoldieBlox picks an unfair fight with the Beastie Boys - A dismal press performance on a clear case of aggressive copyright infringement
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.
Email blasts from CJR writers and editors
The NYT’s obituary for the South African leader, written by Bill Keller
How two alienated, angry geeks broke the story of the year
In magnificent defense of snark
An obituary for a small-town newspaper
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.