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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

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SEC aggressively investigates media leaks

If you think investigations of media leaks are confined to issues of national security, think again. Since 2008, one particular... More

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Journalism groups rally around a petition supporting James Risen

Ten months after the Committee to Protect Journalists issued its scathing report "The Obama Administration and the Press," journalists and... 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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Are female journalists up to the job of a Jill Abramson interview?

Let me just say this: If I ever get publicly bounced from a job, I am heading straight for Cosmopolitan... More

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Must-reads of the week

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Must-reads of the week

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The Loomis era

Carol Loomis' extraordinary career is being celebrated around the media world on word of her retirement after 60 (that's six-oh)... More

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Michael Jackson’s death is a questionable news peg

Coverage was...interesting...on Wednesday, the fifth anniversary of Michael Jackson's death. Since there's nothing to cover, so to speak--no new news... More

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A tense reunion

On May 28, Columbia University photographer Eileen Barroso captured a historic, if uncomfortable New York Times moment at the... 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

Reporters fail to capture implications of pension provision - A ‘big shift’ tucked into the spending bill goes under-examined

The New Republic: A public trust or a business? - How Chris Hughes turned a 100-year-old publication into a “product”

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

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

The problem with sharing uncredited photos - “Just because you put something on the internet does not give people the right to steal it”


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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