By Ryan Chittum May 23, 2013 at 06:50 AM
The bulk of the IRS scandal press coverage has been seriously devoid of the kind of context that tells readers... More
By Brendan Nyhan Jun 3, 2013 at 06:50 AM
Get out your wizard hats! It's starting to sound like campaign season again. Just as political reporters wanted to tell... More
By David Cay Johnston Aug 2, 2013 at 11:00 AM
As Brendan Nyhan wrote Thursday for CJR, the elite mainstream press has largely lost interest in the IRS scandal, even... More
By Ryan Chittum Jun 25, 2013 at 06:50 AM
The IRS Tea Party "scandal" has taken a couple of body blows in the last week. First, it emerged that... More
Brendan Nyhan, United States Project contributor, discusses how the media lost interest in the IRS targeting story
By The Editors Aug 12, 2013 at 01:30 PM
Over the weekend, Brendan Nyhan appeared on MSNBC's UP With Steve Kornacki to discuss his recent United States Project piece,... More
By Brendan Nyhan Sep 4, 2013 at 11:40 AM
We often speculate about how media coverage could make people cynical about politics and government. But new political science research... More
A solid reporter’s story gives curiously short shrift to fresh facts. Meanwhile, what was the IG directed to find?
By David Cay Johnston Jun 26, 2013 at 04:42 PM
When the latest revelations in the IRS political targeting controversy--the fact that nonprofit applications from groups whose names suggested they... 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
“[i]n the wake of the recent scandals, women have been driving the story, providing a perspective that their male counterparts simply cannot”
“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!
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.