Sunday, November 23, 2014. Last Update: Fri 2:45 PM EST

The Kicker

SimpsonPic.TrudyKicker.5.31.12.jpg

Talking back to Alan Simpson

Former Wyoming Sen. Alan Simpson, as followers of the entitlements debate know, is, shall we say, tart-tongued and gutsy. Or,... More

engagementonline.jpg

Turning users into supporters

Building an actively involved audience ranks high on the priority list for news organizations, but as outlets around the country... More

DayLewisPic.jpg

Welcome to the blogosphere, Mischiefs of Faction

The rise of ideologically coherent, well-disciplined political parties is probably the key fact to focus on if you want to... More

davidsimon.jpg

David Simon, creator of The Wire and Treme, on the Times-Picayune cuts

It's grievous what is happening to regional newspapers, especially. But the whole industry will continue to collapse until everyone swallows... More

katrina pic.jpg

The Times-Picayune cuts staff and print runs

The news hit late Wednesday night that the storied New Orleans Times-Picayune, the newspaper that served as a community rock... More

obama on tv.jpg

Broadcasters sue to keep political ad buy data offline

The National Association of Broadcasters—which represents parent companies of NBC, CBS, and Fox, among others—yesterday moved to halt the Federal... More

pulitzer lunch.jpg

The Pulitzer Prize luncheon, storified

The Pulitzer Prizes were officially presented to recipients on Monday afternoon at Columbia University's Low Library rotunda. See attendee reactions... More

wall_street.jpg

A game of telephone fools the Times

The New York Times posts a nasty correction on its Sunday op-ed by William Deresiewicz, who asserted that a study... More

buffett.jpg

What Warren Buffett sees in local newspapers

On Thursday, Warren Buffett announced he will spend $142 million to purchase 63 local and regional newspapers from the Richmond,... More

iPhone.jpg

Don’t take my traditional Internet away!

Over at Nieman Lab, Adrienne LaFrance has an interesting interview with Talking Points Memo publisher Josh Marshall about his efforts... More

AP080227169614-1.jpg

Why China ejected Melissa Chan

Is this the kind of reporting that got Al Jazeera correspondent Melissa Chan expelled from China last week? The foreign... More

seattle.jpg

Seattle news site PubliCola is out of business

The Seattle-based political news site PubliCola is closing, despite strong readership. As founder Josh Feit describes in a post, the... More

Files.jpg

Poynter chat: How to mine TV stations’ political files

CJR has been writing since late last year about a proposed FCC rule that would require local TV stations to... More

strippic.jpg

So you think you can dance?

Sarah Tressler, the Houston Chronicle society reporter who was fired in March shortly after the Houston Press exposed she also... More

OTB.jpg

OffTheBus takes a ‘breather’

OffTheBus, The Huffington Post’s citizen journalism program for campaign coverage, hasn’t posted new content in almost a month. But the... More

Why won’t journalists ask Bill Cosby the tough questions? - Sexual assault charges are hardly ever mentioned to the TV star

Knoxville’s alt-weekly wasn’t losing money. It got shut down anyway - Scripps pulls the plug on Metro Pulse in favor of an entertainment supplement for the local daily

Chuck Todd’s Obama book says more about the author than it does about the president - ‘The Stranger’ underscores a broader problem with the way we cover politics

Beware labeling Pope Francis a liberal - Political boxes like liberal/conservative and evolutionist/creationist miss his real significance

The Virginian-Pilot produces a breakthrough investigation amid layoffs - Reporter John Holland discusses how the story came together, newsroom cutbacks, and colleagues who cover for each other


Which media outlets use ‘illegal immigrant’? (Fusion)

“[I]n spite of all the good reasons not to use the phrase, it is still very easy to find in the US press, even in headlines”

Jack Shafer on losing his job (Capital New York)

“Right now, my immediate plan is to go to work as a lay therapist at The Intercept to bring the healing there so John Cook and Matt Taibbi can return. I have great interpersonal skills.”

On outlets that continue to call unknown drone victims ‘militants’ (The Intercept)

“Like the US drone program itself, this deceitful media practice continues unabated”

UNITY’s convention is no more (All Digitocracy)

“The organization’s board of directors decided that UNITY will no longer host the quadrennial conferences for which it had become known”

Bloggingheads

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

  • If you like the magazine, get the rest of the year for just $19.95 (6 issues in all).
  • If not, simply write cancel on the bill and return it. You will owe nothing.

Who Owns What

The Business of Digital Journalism

A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

Study Guides

Questions and exercises for journalism students.