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The New York Times criticized for Michael Brown profile

  This morning, The New York Times published an A1 profile of Michael Brown to coincide with his burial. Written... More

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4 topics John Oliver explained more clearly than television news

It’s not often that news broadcasters warn audiences of how boring a subject is before jumping into a 13-minute segment... More

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Must-reads of the week

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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Must-reads of the week

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 Obama’s statement on reporters’ arrests in Ferguson is hypocritical

In a news conference Thursday addressing the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown and resulting unrest in Ferguson, MO, President Barack... More

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SEC aggressively investigates media leaks

If you think investigations of media leaks are confined to issues of national security, think again. Since 2008, one particular... More

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Must-reads of the week

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Journalism groups rally around a petition supporting James Risen

Ten months after the Committee to Protect Journalists issued its scathing report "The Obama Administration and the Press," journalists and... More

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Must-reads of the week

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Must-reads of the week

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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Are female journalists up to the job of a Jill Abramson interview?

Let me just say this: If I ever get publicly bounced from a job, I am heading straight for Cosmopolitan... More

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Must-reads of the week

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Must-reads of the week

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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The Loomis era

Carol Loomis' extraordinary career is being celebrated around the media world on word of her retirement after 60 (that's six-oh)... More

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Must-reads of the week

Culled from CJR's frequently updated "Must-reads from around the Web," our staff recommendations for the best pieces of journalism (and... More

Stop trolling your readers - We know you’re only doing it for clicks

Des Moines Register prepares for a ‘very stressful’ newsroom restructuring - Editor Amalie Nash speaks on turnover, transformation, and a virtual reality adventure

PBS pulls ads from Harper’s Magazine after critical essay - Piece argues public broadcaster has fallen under the sway of political influence and outside money

Should all journalists be on Twitter? - Reasons to take up or forgo the 140-character platform

The Tennessean is borrowing reporters from other Gannett papers - Music columnist Peter Cooper is latest journalist to part ways with Nashville paper


I’m a black journalists quitting media because I’m sick of racism (TNR)

“Among the challenges that make racism so difficult to fix, and so odiously constant, is that white people often don’t even recognize when they’re saying or doing something that cuts their black colleagues to the bone”

High Times hits middle age (NYMag)

After 40 years, every issue still features a weed centerfold

Lawmakers on why they’re mired in place (Esquire)

Mark Warren “spoke with 90 members of the House and Senate about what’s gone so wrong in Congress. Sometimes it got a little emotional.”

My childhood friend, the ISIS jihadist (Mashable)

How a young Danish man turned extremist

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