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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

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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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And the award for sexist pig goes to…

The Women's Media Center celebrated the end of election season on Thursday by giving out awards for sexist coverage of... More

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Nor’easter blows Newsday’s paywall down

The paywall at Newsday — both its Long Island and Westchester/Rockland versions — has come down … for now. According... 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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The Frankenstorm exception

At a Poynter ethics forum last week, Pew’s Tom Rosenstiel noted that one source of print journalism’s ongoing woes is... 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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Imprisoned Ethiopian reporter wins a Courage in Journalism award

Imprisoned Ethiopian Columnist Reeyot Alemu was honored with a Courage in Journalism Award at a luncheon in New York on... More

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Pulitzer Prize Board announces three new members

Columbia University announced today that three new members are joining the Pulitzer Prize Board. Steve Coll, who has worked at... More

The ethics of The Guardian’s Whisper bombshell - It would have been a journalistic lapse not to have told readers

Gawker: The internet bully - Nick Denton’s media empire is an intellectual online fraternity that invites people to their parties only to make them buy the booze

The Washington Post short-sells a reporter’s integrity - Steven Pearlstein smears TheStreet’s Adam Feuerstein for criticizing a biotech firm

Former Sun-Times staffers react to top reporter’s resignation - “Whereas we don’t have all the answers, we have way too many questions about what happened here”

Stop trolling your readers - We know you’re only doing it for clicks


Which news org is the most trusted? (Pew)

The answer is complicated

‘My Captivity’ (NYT Mag)

An American journalist on his two-year kidnapping in Syria

FBI faked an AP story, in Seattle Times style, to catch a suspect (Seattle Times)

“‘We are outraged that the FBI, with the apparent assistance of the US Attorney’s Office, misappropriated the name of The Seattle Times to secretly install spyware on the computer of a crime suspect,’ said Seattle Times Editor Kathy Best”

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.”

Bloggingheads

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

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