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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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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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Keep calm and write a headline worth reading

Facebook announced recently that it would be cracking down on teaser headlines crafted to lure readers into clicking on weak... More

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Must-reads of the week

It was a busy week in the media world. Journalist Steven Sotloff was beheaded by an ISIS captor, making him... More

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Why Elise Andrew is an exceptional self-made brand

When CJR placed Elise Andrew on our September/October cover alongside the title "journalism's first self-made brand", we unleashed a tirade... More

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Is it time to end media blackouts?

The brutal murder of journalist James Foley and now Steven Sotloff in Syria has sparked disbelief and raw outrage. Now,... More

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A future without ‘Graham Grams’

When my wife and I were young parents in the late 1970s and I was working as a Metro reporter... 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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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

Hey millionaire tech bros: Have patience with the editorial process - Chris Hughes probably wanted to enable great journalism at first. Then the dust settled and before you know it, he’s shaking everything up again

Serial creators don’t know what will happen to Adnan Syed - New developments in his legal case suggest that the outcome is wide open

Price hike at UC Berkeley’s journalism school - Governing body approves additional fee of $7,500 starting 2016

Will Denver really have a newspaper war? - As a billionaire floats reviving the Rocky Mountain News, The Denver Post might buckle its chin strap

FOIA reform dies while the press looked the other way - RIP Improvement Act of 2014


The traffic lure of outrage (Slate)

“I didn’t become a journalist to peddle indignation on Facebook. But it sells—the page views don’t lie.”

NBC news producer’s sons were in the besieged school in Peshawar (NBCnews.com)

“I remained silent and didn’t know what to say — I know how such attacks on schools usually end”

Hero mom calls into CSPAN to berate her arguing pundit sons (WaPo)

“This was not planned. She called in on the normal line.”

Dick Cheney doesn’t want to call it torture but the media doesn’t have to follow (Vox)

“People deserve to know that the American government (proudly!) did things that in any other context are called torture”

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