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And that’s the way it was: April 5, 1951

Ethel and Julius Rosenberg were the first American civilians to be executed for espionage. They were charged with transmitting secret... More

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ICYMI: CJR’s panel at the Newseum

On Wednesday morning, CJR hosted a panel at the Newseum in Washington, DC, to further the discussion of our March/April... More

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And that’s the way it was: April 4, 1968

At a motel in Memphis, Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated by James Earl Ray on April 4, 1968. The... More

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And that’s the way it was: April 3, 1888

On Tuesday, April 3, 1888, prostitute Emma Elizabeth Smith was assaulted and robbed. She died the next day from her... More

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College rejection clickbait

So this piece has been making the rounds since Monday. It's on op-ed in the Wall Street Journal by high... More

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And that’s the way it was: April 2, 2005

After suffering heart failure, Pope John Paul II died on April 2, 2005. He was one of the most charismatic... More

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To watch: Race, class, & social mobility

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s March on Washington--the full name of which was "The... More

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And that’s the way it was: April 1, 1957

Called "undoubtedly the biggest hoax that any reputable news establishment ever pulled," the spaghetti tree hoax refers to a three-minute... 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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Flipboard upgrades, Guardian signs on

Flipboard, the app that calls itself "your social magazine," introduced version 2.0 on Tuesday. Where the first generation created magazines... More

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And that’s the way it was: March 29, 1999

On Monday, March 29, 1999, the Dow Jones Industrial Average--the most famous stock market index--closed above the symbolic 10,000 mark... More

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And that’s the way it was: March 28, 1979

On March 28, 1979, one of the nuclear reactors on Three Mile Island, PA, suffered a partial meltdown due to... More

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And that’s the way it was: March 27, 1947

He's been called "arguably the most powerful arbiter of consumer tastes" in personal technology. Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, Eric... More

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And that’s the way it was: March 26, 1812

The word gerrymander, meaning to manipulate the boundaries of an electorate to favor one party or class, originally appeared in... More

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And that’s the way it was: March 25, 1934

Gloria Steinem, journalist-turned-feminist icon and a cofounder of Ms. magazine, was born 79 years ago today in Toledo, OH. Ms.... 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


How one reporter copes inside the ‘Ebola bubble’ (BuzzFeed)

“Bring gloves to give nurses you meet at clinics, even if you’re there for a story. Get small change to give to the kids who have been out of school for months and are selling ground nuts for pitiful sums on the side of road. Hell, give them candy. Violate all the principles of ostensibly good aid stewardship, because the good stewardship of the developed world didn’t get help here in time, and now everyone is dying around you.”

Fake news sites using Facebook to spread Ebola panic (The Verge)

“These sites claim to be satirical but lack even incompetent attempts at anything resembling humor”

How Ben Bradlee dealt with flacks (Washington Post)

“I would like to be sure that you understand that we trust our editors’ news judgement and that we distrust yours”

Ben Bradlee, 93 (WaPo)

“From the moment he took over The Post newsroom in 1965, Mr. Bradlee sought to create an important newspaper that would go far beyond the traditional model of a metropolitan daily”

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