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
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