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Must-reads of 2012: political corruption in out-of-the-way places

As 2012 draws to a close, CJR writers brainstormed the year's best reads in their beats. Border town edges into... More

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Must-reads of 2012: sports

As 2012 draws to a close, CJR writers brainstormed the year's best reads in their beats. Patrick Hruby did an... More

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Must-reads of 2012: crime

As 2012 draws to a close, CJR writers brainstormed the year's best reads in their beats. "18 Tigers, 17 Lions,... More

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Must-reads of 2012: science

As 2012 draws to a close, CJR writers brainstormed the year's best reads in their beats. The dream that failed... More

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Must-reads of 2012: food

As 2012 draws to a close, CJR writers brainstormed the year's best reads in their beats. The history of chicken... More

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Must-reads of 2012: music

As 2012 draws to a close, CJR writers brainstormed the year's best reads in their beats. Grizzly Bear Members Are... More

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Must-reads of 2012: profiles

As 2012 draws to a close, CJR writers brainstormed the year's best reads in their beats. Cooking isn’t creative, and... 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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The Boston Globe names new editor

The Boston Globe has announced that Brian McGrory, a 23-year veteran journalist at the paper, is its new editor. McGrory,... More

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DuPont awards announced

The Columbia Journalism School announced the winners of the 2013 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University awards on Wednesday. Fourteen broadcast, digital,... More

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Real-life Argo

The film Argo, released this year, dramatizes five Americans’ unlikely escape during the Iranian Hostage Crisis of 1979 by posing... 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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Jim Tankersley joins The Washington Post

Obviously the big news about The Washington Post at the moment is that, after a protracted debate, the paper now... 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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The Plain Dealer’s ‘reset’ gets all too real

Last week, TC Brown wrote for CJR about the “significant reset” ahead for the Advance Publications-owned Cleveland Plain Dealer (See:... More

Stop using ‘Brooklyn’ to mean hipster neighborhoods - Elite-oriented outlets typically only cover the borough’s most affluent, Manhattan-adjacent neighborhoods

The Reporters Committee is about to start suing people to help journalists - Katie Townsend joins the organization as its first litigation director

How a Nebraska newspaper kicked off a major prison sentencing scandal - The Omaha World-Herald found that hundreds of inmates were being released early

On media freedom, United Nations plays by its own rules - Months of international crises raises the stakes for reporting on the UN, but investigative journalists remain without a right to information

Keep calm and write a headline worth reading - Ease up on the exaggerations because someday you may need those explosive adjectives when a truly big story lands


Adviser of high school paper that refused to use ‘Redskins’ suspended (Student Press Law Center)

“Amid a months-long battle with administrators for editorial control … the Playwickian’s faculty adviser was suspended for two days this week”

Apple’s ‘warrant canary’ disappears (GigaOm)

Apple included language in its first Transparency Report to say that it had not been subject to a Section 215 Patriot Act request. That language is now gone.

Trend Piece (New Yorker)

Buzzword, buzzword, buzzword. Isn’t the buzzword on your mind now? Perhaps it is on other people’s minds? Read on or you’ll be clueless, dated, and without any friends in the world. Buzzword again!

This Is How Joanna Coles Changed Cosmo (Refinery29)

The British reporter-turned-editor has made good on her promises to bring politics to the magazine, win some very big-deal journalism awards, and secure the most interesting exclusive interviews

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

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