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Is hiring journalists such a good idea for Instagram?

Tech companies like Tumblr and Twitter did the same thing to help branding efforts, and both later decided it was a bad plan

This week, Instagram announced that it will be expanding its editorial team--hiring reporters to cover its community--an expansion of the... More


How reporters are experiencing censorship on social media

From Turkey to Russia, journalists have been asked to remove content

(Photo: Associated Press) In mid-January, a number of journalists were notified by Twitter that a Turkish court had issued an... More


Why western media overlooked a massacre in Nigeria

The international media has failed in terms of really bringing to the fore the important issues of the country

When gunmen murdered 17 people in Paris earlier this month, it seized the world's attention. When Boko Haram militants killed... More


Must-reads of the week

Andrew Sullivan’s impact on blogging, retiring from security journalism, and the uncertain future of The New York Times’ race beat

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


When Burning Man is your beat

The Reno Gazette-Journal hires its first reporter to cover the experimental community year-round

This summer will be Jenny Kane’s first trip to Burning Man. No surprise—last year, six out of 10 attendees were... More


7 ways Andrew Sullivan changed blogging

From attribution to pacing, the digital crusader has been one of the most significant writers of our time

It's hard to prove for sure who invented what on the internet. Innovations spread rapidly and sometimes seem to materialize... More


The ethics of saying ‘sorry’

Should journalists apologize when their stories take off without them?

Last month, Slate published a Year in Outrage calendar, which chronicled the stories that enraged the general public each... More

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Snapchat ventures into news territory

But stories will not drive traffic to websites

The app used by millions as a creative outlet for duck-face selfies, fleeting nude photos, and covert humiliation of unknowing... More


What will happen to The New York Times’ race beat?

It’s uncertain if the newspaper will replace Tanzina Vega, who is moving to the metro desk

The future of race coverage at The New York Times is under scrutiny as Tanzina Vega, the paper’s sole reporter... More


Here’s how you run a newspaper that’s under attack

Step 1: Be strategic

In the early hours of a November morning in 2011, a car pulled in front of the offices of... More

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Why moving Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s trial won’t nullify pretrial media coverage

Live and digital coverage of the Boston Marathon makes pretrial publicity almost inescapable

As jury selection in the alleged Boston Marathon bomber’s trial entered its final stages last week, defense attorneys filed a... More


How hacking confusion threatens tech reporters

Barrett Brown’s case highlights the need to hire experts to dissect digital scenarios

Not everyone agrees on what to call Barrett Brown. He has been dubbed a journalist, a hacktivist, a criminal, and... More


How media managers should share bad news

Communication is key during layoffs

Liz Spayd: It's hard to find a newsroom, with a few exceptions like maybe BuzzFeed, that don't have financial... More


The end of Modern Farmer?

An award-winning magazine struggles to connect with readers

Modern Farmer, the stylish quarterly that tried to mix cosmopolitan glamour with a back-to-the-land ethos, is ceasing publication one month... More

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Must-reads of the week

Pro-regime propaganda in Egypt, conflicts of interest among TV doctors, and Fox News’ Megyn Kelly moment

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