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New survey reveals everything you think about freelancing is true

Data from Project Word quantifies challenges of freelance investigative reporting

Freelance reporters face a double-edged sword. Media outlets’ massive staff cuts have led many to bemoan newsrooms’ reduced capacity for... More

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Must-reads of the week

David Carr passes away, Jon Stewart announces that he’s signing off, and Virginia lawmakers bash the media

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


Why David Carr is irreplaceable

His column was journalism’s Monday-morning anchor.

Almost nobody is irreplaceable. It's a maxim that's just as true in journalism as it is on an assembly line.... More


The media remembers David Carr

Notable tributes and obituaries for the beloved New York Times columnist

Journalists grieve their own in public. Still, the response to the sudden death last night of David Carr, the... More


India’s increasingly restrictive reporting climate

Journalists can face punishment for sensitive stories

In 2006, Sabrina Buckwalter wrote a long investigation for the Times of India about a brutal multiple rape and murder... More


ESPN’s The Undefeated off the ground

Jason Whitlock’s long delayed race and sports site launches first story

Sports stories draw eyeballs. Race stories stoke debate. Now Jason Whitlock, the well-known but divisive ESPN columnist once fired by... More


Voice of America closing its Jerusalem bureau

Cairo will be the only VOA staff bureau staffed by a Central News correspondent in the Middle East

In a surprising move, the US government's venerable Voice of America is shutting down its Jerusalem bureau, according to government... More

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Why the media will miss Jon Stewart

The fake newsman gave viewers what many legacy outlets could not

I was a sophomore at Northwestern University in 2010 when The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart had announced a rally... More


Disguising ads as stories

“Storytelling” and “storytellers” have become code words for corporatized news

Last month, when Conde Nast announced the launch of 23 Stories, its branded content studio that gives marketers "unparalleled access"... More


How can a colleague investigate Brian Williams?

NBC would be better served with someone examining from the outside

NBC investigative reporter Richard Esposito has a daunting assignment as he embarks on "journalistic fact-checking" of the integrity of... More


Hungary’s RTL faces tough taxes

The government takes on the investigative news channel

Best known for reality shows like Jungle Camp and Big Brother, RTL, which bills itself as "Europe's leading entertainment network,"... More


Must-reads of the week

Covering the media-mute Marshawn Lynch, a spotlight on Stars and Stripes, and the WaPo’s interviews with the White House cow

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


Why the secret criminal investigation of WikiLeaks is troubling for journalists

The media is overlooking the details of an investigation that could have implications for all news organizations

Prosecutors in the Eastern District of Virginia began investigating WikiLeaks in 2010 after the site posted some of the quarter-million... More


Inside the newspaper that broke the Brian Williams news

Stars and Stripes, the relatively unknown newspaper subsidized by the Pentagon, gets a big scoop

The scandal erupting around NBC anchor Brian Williams began with a screenshot. On Tuesday afternoon, Stars and Stripes Editor... More


The New Republic relaunch features… The New Republic

The magazine’s first issue since staff shakeup burnishes its new image

The first New Republic issue since most of its staff left doesn’t hit newsstands until Monday, but some stories began... 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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