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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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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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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 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

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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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2 CJR writers win Mirror Awards

This year's Mirror Awards winners were announced on Wednesday afternoon in New York City, and two of the honorees won... 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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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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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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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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Majority of top editors quit Le Monde

Seven of the 11 senior editors at Le Monde, one of France's newspapers of record, resigned en masse on Tuesday... 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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Columbia Spec’s smart switch to digital

When the alumni advisory board of the Columbia Daily Spectator gathered recently to consider a student proposal to curtail the... More

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The New Yorker’s plagiarism blunder

Elizabeth Kolbert's Comment "Rough Forecasts," published in the April 14 issue of The New Yorker, contains this quote from the... More

Virginian-Pilot journalists: Corporate management pressure is stifling coverage - “Lovers of journalism in this newsroom are pissed. It’s bad.”

The worst journalism of 2014 - A recap of the year’s most cringeworthy news blunders

Why the media don’t get Detroit—and why it matters - Coverage of declining cities is too often simplistic and lacking historical context

21st-century censorship - Governments around the world are using stealthy strategies to manipulate the media

Jesse Brown punctures Canada’s media bubble - The independent journalist uses his website and podcast to break stories that might otherwise go unpublished


We should all step back from security journalism (Medium)

“It should be made clear, in law, that the tasks security reseachers do to make the net more secure and journalists do to understand and contextualize the truth for the public are not crimes”

Trust In Business And Media Is Declining, But People Have Faith In Search Engines (Buzzfeed)

People have become less trusting of major institutions, according to the annual Edelman Trust Barometer. And large majorities doubt that businesses want to make the world a better place.

With New Charlie Hebdo Cover, News Value Should Have Prevailed (NYT)

Public editor Margaret Sullivan on why the paper should have published the images.

An Old Fogey’s Analysis of a Teenager’s View on Social Media (Medium)

“I feel the need to offer my perspective as someone who is not a teenager but who has thought about these issues extensively for years.”

Bloggingheads

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

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