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And that’s the way it was: May 6, 1937

On this day in 1937, the German passenger zeppelin Hindenburg caught fire, crashed, and burned down to nothing but its... 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

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And that’s the way it was: May 3, 1978

On an evil day, 35 years ago today, a sinister pair of hands typed and sent out the first ever... More

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And that’s the way it was: May 2, 1885

Founded in 1885 by Clark W. Bryan, Good Housekeeping was purchased in 1911 by the Heart Corporation, which still owns... More

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Local reporting at its grandest

The local news in Florida is likely full of "truth is stranger than fiction" tales all year round because it's... More

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More of Jessica Lum’s work

Jessica Lum's life and career were cut short, but she left a lot behind. Here's a sampling of some of... More

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That’s incredible

Every day, thousands of newsworthy events occur. However, few people actually learn of said events from a reputable news source... More

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That’s incredible

Today, most teenagers only care about news that relate to them. They do not actively buy newspapers, go online to... More

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That’s incredible

Not uncommonly, as a teenager in today's society, I spend a great deal of time every day on my cell... More

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That’s incredible

Like many of my fellow students, I get my news from a variety of sources, including my cell phone, the... More

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That’s incredible

The ways teens get the news today is different than how they got it 75 years ago. Today, most teens... More

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That’s incredible

Most teenagers nowadays are out of touch with world news, even though they are very involved in media. I would... More

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That’s incredible

Most teenagers get their news from social networking sites nowadays. Sites like Twitter, Facebook, or maybe from little news ticker... More

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That’s incredible

I was once searching for news online outside of my reliable aggregate of The Economist, New Yorker, New York Times,... More

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That’s incredible

High schoolers get news from a wide variety of sources, and are especially vulnerable to believing less credible sources, or... More

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

Paper files public records request—and city’s response is a lawsuit - Local officials argue Montana courts should strike balance between privacy and disclosure

BBC Pop-Up reports from small town America - A small team is traveling across the United States for six months in hopes of finding underreported local stories

What game design can do for journalism - Three newly selected fellows at American University talk about the medium’s future

Timeline, an app based on ‘the history of…’ - But chronology doesn’t reveal everything


Photojournalism while pregnant (NYT Mag)

“Momentarily forgetting I was pregnant, I jockeyed for a position close enough to capture the initial moments of euphoria, hurling myself into the mix of hundreds of frenzied relatives. As the weight of men started to close in on me, I realized how vulnerable I was and started to panic.”

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.

Bloggingheads

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

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