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Prized Journalists

Paul Giblin, one of a two-reporter team yesterday awarded a Pulitzer for local reporting for the East Valley Tribune (Mesa,... More

(Don’t) Follow Me!

Meghan McCain kicks off a Daily Beast column complaining about all the "creepy" people following her on Twitter (like Karl... More

Pulitzers! Getchyer Pulitzers here!

In just a few minutes, the 2009 Pulitzer Prizes will be announced just upstairs from CJR world headquarters. Megan Garber... More

Magic Wall And All

If you watch CNN, you know that since Obama's inauguration they've been trying to retain viewers with/heavily promoting (music! logo!)... More

‘Round The Water Cooler: Bono’s Column

Assorted CJR writers ponder Bono's second New York Times column: 1) Finally, a home for all those stray lyrics that... More

Senate Panel to Examine Newspapers’ Financial Woes

There's been much talk, of late--some serious, some not-so-serious--of government intervention in the financial crisis facing newspapers. Well, next week,... More

“Waiting To Be Told Things…”

...is what "the day of a typical White House correspondent consists [of], literally," writes Ana Marie Cox in a Washington... More

Sunday Morning: “Time Warp” or “Golden Age?”

Writing for CJR last week Charles Kaiser declared "Sunday show punditry" "stuck in a hopeless time warp." Kaiser's focus was... More

“The Snake Is Eating Itself”

Here's a sad little parable about The State of Contemporary Journalism, a tale told of the Chicago Tribune and related... More

Goodbye to All That

A Times-bound Ross Douthat bids a fond farewell to The Atlantic. More

Must-Read of the Day: Brothers in Arms

Today's Times features a must-read article by CJ Chivers: the story of an American platoon's ambush of Taliban fighters in... More

The Short, Happy Life of Oprah’s Twitter Feed

Today is kind of a Monumental Day for Twitter. First, we had two users--Ashton Kutcher and CNN's breaking-news feed--breaking the... More

“Nothing but a Bunch of Tea-Bagging Rednecks”

On last night's Countdown, Keith Olbermann hosted actor-and-sometime-activist Janeane Garofalo to talk about Wednesday's tax-protesting Tea Parties. And talk she... More

For Ricker, for Poorer

The Philadelphia Inquirer--the newspaper whose owners are bankrupt and whose staff has endured wide layoffs and whose remaining staff members... More

OLC Memo Release Opens the Door

Steven Aftergood of the Federation of American Scientists, one of the nation's foremost secrecy experts, has an extraordinary post up... 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”

Bloggingheads

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

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