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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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Columbia J-school profs denounce journalist arrests in Egypt

A group of nearly 30 Columbia Journalism School faculty members penned a letter on Wednesday to Egypt's acting president, Adly... 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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Women still underrepresented in US media

American media is nowhere near achieving gender parity when it comes to who gets hired. According to the Women's Media... 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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A new Web series from PBS Digital Studios mocks its own conventions

A sly Web series that pokes fun at the conventions of news shows like the PBS NewsHour is the newest... More

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Let Stephen Glass back into journalism

Stephen Glass, the wunderkind journalist who was discovered to have fabricated dozens of New Republic articles in 1998, is in... 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 Daily Beast suggests Philip Seymour Hoffman should’ve kicked addiction with fatherhood

In December, CJR took Daily Beast Columnist Michael Daly to task for publishing a "notable exception" to otherwise responsible media... More

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An ambiguous Medium

Last week, Medium editor Arikia Millikan published a coming-of-age essay chronicling a stilted affair she'd had with a married (and... More

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A new podcast network will focus on story-driven radio shows

PRX, an online marketplace for public media, launched a new podcast network on Tuesday to help promote digital-first audio programming.... 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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Finding truth when reporting on disasters

The European Journalism Centre has released a guide for journalists that codifies best practices for verifying digital content while reporting... 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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Take a deep breath before panicking over the NYT’s 2013 top 10

A much-shared article in the Atlantic last week leads with the claim that the most trafficked "story" across platforms on... More

Q&A: An Apple critic with plenty to say - John Siracusa’s legendary - and lengthy - Apple reviews reach their 15th year

Why one editor won’t run any more op-eds by the Heritage Foundation’s top economist - A reply to Paul Krugman on state taxes and job growth made some incorrect claims

4 topics John Oliver explained more clearly than television news - The political satirist brings explainer comedy to HBO viewers

Michael Brown shooting and the crimes journalists choose as newsworthy - Examining why black suspects are covered at a greater proportion than they commit crimes

GOP-backed fake news sites target Dems in congressional races - - Unlike The Onion and other satire sites, the goal is to fool voters, not make them laugh


New WaPo publisher (WaPo)

The departure of Katharine Weymouth ends eight decades of Graham family leadership

The impact of watching executions (PSmag)

“[E]xecutions, even for people who support capital punishment, and even when the criminals being put to death evoke little personal sympathy because of the nature of their crimes, take a toll on witnesses”

Times of India demands employee social media passwords (Quartz)

The company will possess log-in information and will be free to post any material to the account without journalists’ knowledge

Reconnecting with a story source, 17 years later (Hartford Courant)

“People who say reporters exploit people? You are right, we do. We parachute into people’s lives, sidle up, convince them that we care — and then disengage when the story is over. But that doesn’t mean we don’t connect, in a genuine way.”

Bloggingheads

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

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