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Required skimming: boutique mags

Quirky semi-annuals with penchants for style and design

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Required skimming: campaign finance

Here’s how to follow the money

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Required skimming: Canada

Getting to know our northern neighbor

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Required skimming: data journalism

Learn how the experts make numbers look pretty

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Required skimming: design

All the pretty things

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Required skimming: digital longreads

Engrossing stories on any platform

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Required skimming: entertainment industry

Get the inside scoop on all the Botoxed faces

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Required skimming: Euro crisis

Understand all the overseas finance stuff that nobody gets

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Required skimming: food politics and policy

If you believe you are what you eat, you’ll want to read these

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Required skimming: fossil fuels

Drill, baby, drill

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Required skimming: healthcare politics and policy

Channeling the inner wonk

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Required skimming: higher education

As back-to-school time approaches, here’s how to stay educated about education

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Required skimming: how campaigns work

Learn how the wonks view the horse race

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Required skimming: hyperlocal

Where to learn about game plans for covering local news in an ever-more-digital world

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Required skimming: journalism business models

All the things I could do/If I had a little money

This month, CJR presents “Required Skimming,” a daily miniguide to our staffers’ beats and obsessions, ranging from finance to food.... More

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Required skimming: journalism’s funny

Laughing so we don’t cry, or drink

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Required skimming: Libor

Understand and keep up to speed with England’s bank rate rigging scandal

This month, CJR presents “Required Skimming,” a daily miniguide to our staffers’ beats and obsessions, ranging from finance to food.... More

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Required skimming: literary criticism

Keep abreast of what the bookish thinkers are thinking

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Required skimming: media news aggregators not named Romenesko

(Only because everyone knows about him already)

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Required skimming: music

Great reads about great listens

This month, CJR presents “Required Skimming,” a daily miniguide to our staffers’ beats and obsessions, ranging from finance to food.... More

How Forbes got to $475 million - That’s what a Hong Kong investor has agreed to pay for a firm that two years ago had trouble paying its rent

Are female journalists up to the job of a Jill Abramson interview? - Reporters avoid unflattering discussion about her firing

How to check if that viral video is true - Journalists don’t always verify user-generated content, so readers need to learn how to verify what they see online

The Grand Dame of Florida reporting has retired twice, but she’s still causing trouble - A conversation with the Tampa Bay Times’ Lucy Morgan

Brick by brick - After years of shrinking ambition at The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos has the paper thinking global domination


A First Look update (First Look Media)

“[R]ather than immediately launching a large collection of digital ‘magazines’ based on strong, expert journalists with their own followings, as we imagined earlier, we’ll begin by building out the two we’ve started and then explore adding new ones as we learn”

The White House deploys minders to interviews all the time (WaPo)

“Almost every officially sanctioned exchange between reporters and the proverbial ‘senior administration officials’ is conducted in the presence of a press staffer”

The down-and-dirty history of TMZ (BuzzFeed)

“TMZ’s real engine — what defines its mission, what legitimizes it and sets it apart — is a unique and controversial mix of scandal mongering and investigative journalism”

The 10 worst New Yorker longreads (Gawker)

“[A]pparently [Adam] Gopnik did not know you could bake fancy breads from France and other cultures. So he got his mom to teach him how to bake them. A fine anecdote, maybe, to tell a friend or a therapist. But in this case he wrote about it for the New Yorker, a magazine.”

Bloggingheads

Greg Marx discusses democracy and news with Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute

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