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Reported.ly tested immediately with Charlie Hebdo tragedy

Andy Carvin’s global, social-media news operation is the latest experiment from First Look Media

It was, as Andy Carvin later described it, a baptism by fire. Less than 48 hours after the launch of... More

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Must-reads of the week

On publishing the Charlie Hebdo cartoons, governments’ media censorship, and reporting on FDA approved drugs

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 a Danish newspaper won’t publish the Charlie Hebdo cartoons

Jyllands-Posten was at the center of a 2005 cartoon crisis. After numerous terror threats, editors chose to play it safe

As media outlets globally have faced the dilemma of whether or not to republish French magazine Charlie Hebdo’s satirical cartoons... More

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The missing Charlie Hebdo cartoons

Telling the full story of a massacre, and striking a blow for free speech, should trump major news outlets’ concern about offending Muslims

Wednesday was not the first time the satirical French newspaper Charlie Hebdo was punished for making fun of Islam and... More

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The looming threat of newsroom cyber attacks

Recent attacks on the Albuquerque Journal and WBOC reveal the importance of digital security

Around 11am on Tuesday, journalists at the Maryland CBS affiliate WBOC noticed that their Twitter password had been changed. Employees... More

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Is UpWorthy moving closer to journalism?

The hiring of Amy O’Leary suggests the site may soon produce original content

Last Spring, in the midst of reporting a feature on the idealistic hit-maker UpWorthy, I asked site co-founder Peter Koechley... More

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The Interview reinforces a negative view of US journalists

The history of kidnapped journalists is filled with tragic tales of reporters being mistaken for spies

The Interview is a dangerous movie. The first victim was Sony, which had electronic files hacked in an intrusion that... More

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Lists aren’t the best way to determine freedom

Journalists need to be a little more skeptical when looking at country rankings

Year's end is an avalanche of lists: rankings of influential people, the year's best movies and music, even the best... More

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To keep or ditch the comments?

While some sites maintain a discussion on the page, others outsource it to social media

When millennial-targeted media company Mic ditched its comments section in mid-December, it was the latest in a string of similar... More

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CJR’s most popular stories of 2014

…and what people had to say about them

As the staff of CJR looked back on this year, we wanted to share the most-read stories. Much of this... More

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How New York protects police records from public view

Newspapers, open-government agency, fight law that shields police-misconduct records

As the national conversation about police-community relations intensified in recent months, open-government advocates in New York State escalated their... More

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2014 editor’s picks

Here are a few pieces from this year worth another read

There is no business like the media business when it comes to generating lively headlines. From plagiarism to imploding start-ups... More

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The worst journalism of 2014

A recap of this year’s most cringeworthy news blunders

News blunders tend to have short lifespans. They’re outed by watchful eyes, social media erupts, and the gears of... More

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Guess what? People lie to reporters

Like Jessica Pressler, I got burned once. Here’s what I did about it.

Fourteen years ago, a man lied to me. I was a business reporter at The Baltimore Sun. What he told... More

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Questioning the CBC’s decision to remove Jian Ghomeshi’s interviews

Erasing the past, Q-ing the future?

In a year full of stories about sexual assault, Jian Ghomeshi's stood out. He was no anonymous abuser, like the... More

Virginian-Pilot journalists: Corporate management pressure is stifling coverage - “Lovers of journalism in this newsroom are pissed. It’s bad.”

The worst journalism of 2014 - A recap of the year’s most cringeworthy news blunders

Why the media don’t get Detroit—and why it matters - Coverage of declining cities is too often simplistic and lacking historical context

21st-century censorship - Governments around the world are using stealthy strategies to manipulate the media

Jesse Brown punctures Canada’s media bubble - The independent journalist uses his website and podcast to break stories that might otherwise go unpublished


We should all step back from security journalism (Medium)

“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”

Trust In Business And Media Is Declining, But People Have Faith In Search Engines (Buzzfeed)

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.

With New Charlie Hebdo Cover, News Value Should Have Prevailed (NYT)

Public editor Margaret Sullivan on why the paper should have published the images.

An Old Fogey’s Analysis of a Teenager’s View on Social Media (Medium)

“I feel the need to offer my perspective as someone who is not a teenager but who has thought about these issues extensively for years.”

Bloggingheads

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

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