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Must-reads of the week

Podcasts meet investigative journalism in Reveal, The New York Times reshuffles its editorial meetings, and Bill O’Reilly plays to his bellicose strengths

Culled from CJR’s own stories, plus the frequently updated “Must-reads from around the Web,” our staff recommendations for the best... More


Why llamas took over the news cycle

“When the audience is talking about a certain topic or covering a certain topic that you aren’t, you have to be a part of that conversation or you aren’t part of the news”

On Thursday, when two escaped llamas in Arizona captivated the internet, the Associated Press was ready. "Two quick-footed llamas dashed... More


Victor Pickard on native ads and the new journalism economy

A Q&A with the scholar

Victor Pickard celebrated the Federal Communication Commission's vote Thursday to regulate the internet as a public utility at an internet... More

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Washington Post staffer leaves for Starbucks-backed media startup

Rajiv Chandrasekaran’s longform storytelling venture is backed by the coffee giant

The Washington Post’s Rajiv Chandrasekaran is the latest legacy media star to strike out on his own in the... More


How journalists should reframe the encryption debate

Privacy concerns need to be addressed

Digital encryption may seem like a niche topic to be the center of an international debate. Yet in recent months,... More


The Olympics and press freedom

Journalists can face restrictions while covering the games

In 2001, the last time Beijing was competing to host the Olympic Games, Chinese officials made many promises, including a... More

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Why Bill O’Reilly can play hardball on his war zone story

The media controversy is one that plays to his and Fox News’ inherent strengths.

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly continued a boisterous defense this week against charges originally leveled by a Mother Jones... More


Reveal and the new push for podcasts

A new direction for investigative reporting

Two years ago, John Barth met Joaquin Alvarado, the CEO of the Center for Investigative Reporting, for martinis at the... More


Will the new Page One meetings finally make the Times digital first?

Nothing else has worked so far

Last Thursday, New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet announced a radical change: The Gray Lady's twice-daily Page One meetings... More


Why journalists are struggling to cover Libya

It’s too dangerous to report regularly from inside the country

The crisis in Libya seized world media attention again this month after self-declared Islamic State militants released a video showing... More

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Must-reads of the week

Native ads, feelings journalism, and a new New Republic

Culled from CJR's own stories, plus the frequently updated "Must-reads from around the Web," our staff recommendations for the best... More

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Why serious journalism can coexist with audience-pleasing content

Legacy media organizations should experiment with digital platforms while continuing to publish hard news

In his editor's letter this week announcing a redesigned New York Times Magazine, one with much more digital content... More


What documentary filmmakers and journalists can learn from each other

A new report seeks to promote dialogue between the two groups

Harnessing the power of film to tell investigative stories can be risky for documentary film producers. In 2009, the documentary... More

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Oregon governor’s resignation shows power of local media

In-state journalists brought down John Kitzhaber without national outlets’ help

The scandal that enveloped Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber in recent months didn’t capture the attention of national political media... More

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Tracking your every online move

Native ads could increase readership with one simple trick

Everyone who shops online knows what happens next: Search for jackets, and the banner ads you see across the Web... More

New survey reveals everything you think about freelancing is true - Data from Project Word quantifies challenges of freelance investigative reporting

Why one editor won’t run any more op-eds by the Heritage Foundation’s top economist - A reply to Paul Krugman on state taxes and job growth made some incorrect claims

Why we ‘stave off’ colds - It all started with wine

The New Republic, then and now - Tallying the staff turnover at the overhauled magazine

Why serious journalism can coexist with audience-pleasing content - Legacy media organizations should experiment with digital platforms while continuing to publish hard news

The rise of feelings journalism (TNR)

“Bloom engaged in an increasingly popular style of writing, which I’ve discussed on my blog before, which I call “feelings journalism.” It involves a writer making an argument based on what they imagine someone else is thinking, what they feel may be another person’s feelings. The realm of fact, of reporting, has been left behind.”

Things a war correspondent should never say (WSJ)

“The correspondent retelling war stories surely knows that fellow correspondents had faced the same dangers or worse”

On WaPo trying to interview a cow (National Journal)

“‘I wasn’t milked on the White House lawn by a strange man,’ The Washington Post—the venerable institution that would later come to break the Watergate scandal and win 48 Pulitzers—quoted her, a farm animal, as saying”


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

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