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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

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Farewell to The Daily

Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. announced on Monday that its iPad-only "newspaper," The Daily, will close on December 15. Can't say... 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 media news cycle is bananas

We seem to be in the thick of a media news maelstrom right now: —Jeff Zucker was officially named the... More

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Pass the #popcorn

According to a recent Pew study, 15 percent of adults online use Twitter — 8 percent daily. I’m pretty sure... 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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Tom Rosenstiel leaving Pew

More changes are in store for the Pew Research Center. As Wall Street Journal deputy managing editor and online executive... 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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Overholser leaving USC j-school

Geneva Overholser, the director of The University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, is stepping down at... More

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Boo wins National Book Award

New Yorker staff writer Katherine Boo has won a National Book Award for her debut nonfiction work Behind the Beautiful... More

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Marcus the unlucky

Scott Sherman, in "A Rocket's Trajectory," his fine profile of Marcus Brauchli in the September/October 2010 issue of CJR, noted... More

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Two music journos plan a longform site

Two music journalists from Los Angeles have launched a Kickstarter to fund a reader-supported, ad-free longform site. David Greenwald... More

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Learn about Marty Baron

The Washington Post announced on Tuesday that editor Marcus Brauchli is stepping down and will be succeeded by Boston Globe... More

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Who really holds leverage on Bush tax cuts?

My Friday post about how reporters are missing a big part of the “fiscal cliff” story—the leverage President Obama and... 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”

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