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Newspaper Guild Calling on Freelancers for Survey

Rebecca Rosen Lum, chair of the Guild Freelancers Unit of The Newspaper Guild-CWA, has sent along some information about a... More

FCC Report: “The Information Needs of Communities”

The FCC's eighteen-months-in-the-making Future of Media report—now called "The Information Needs of Communities"—is now out and available below for your... More

CJR’s Meares Wins Mirror Award

Congratulations to CJR's Joel Meares for winning the Best Profile, Digital Media award at today's Mirror Awards Ceremony. (The Mirror... More

The Media Tourist’s Guide to the World

Traveling to a distant land, and wondering where you’ll get the news in your new spot? Or hear of a... More

Cali’s Worst Legislators Part Two: The Brothers Calderon

In November of last year, the Village Voice Media-owned L.A. Weekly ran a piece titled “The Worst Legislator in... More

The Best of Weiner Fest

Sorry about that headline—but hey, if you can’t beat ‘em… So far, we at CJR haven't paid much attention to... More

No More Staged Presidential Address Photos!

Last month, I, for one, was unpleasantly surprised to learn that some news photos of President Obama addressing the nation... More

“Words We Don’t Say,” An Update

In last week’s news meeting question, inspired by a list of forbidden words from Kurt Andersen’s days as editor of... More

More on Early Polls

Over at The Monkey Cage, John Sides has a quick post following up on my Q & A with him... More

Squawk on the Street’s Haines Dies at 65

CNBC’s Mark Haines died unexpectedly Tuesday night at age 65. Haines was the founding anchor of the network’s popular... More

Does Roger Ailes Think Sarah Palin Is an Idiot?

A bit of Palin overload today at CJR, but the former governor of Alaska has popped up in another... More

Times’s Bruni Becomes Paper’s First Openly Gay Columnist

In March we asked our readers whom they thought The New York Times should hire to replace op-ed writers Bob... More

Read Jim Sleeper’s Essay on Ressentiment

Before it gets too late, I want to take a moment to recommend Jim Sleeper's excellent essay that ran at... More

Three Journalists Released From Captivity In Libya

In the opening shot of our May/June magazine we made mention of four journalists that had been captured in Libya... More

Before the Web, There Was the Storefront

A post by Chris Marstall today on The Boston Globe website pulls out some great photos from the Globe’s archives... More

How Forbes got to $475 million - That’s what a Hong Kong investor has agreed to pay for a firm that two years ago had trouble paying its rent

Are female journalists up to the job of a Jill Abramson interview? - Reporters avoid unflattering discussion about her firing

How to check if that viral video is true - Journalists don’t always verify user-generated content, so readers need to learn how to verify what they see online

The Grand Dame of Florida reporting has retired twice, but she’s still causing trouble - A conversation with the Tampa Bay Times’ Lucy Morgan

Brick by brick - After years of shrinking ambition at The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos has the paper thinking global domination


A First Look update (First Look Media)

“[R]ather than immediately launching a large collection of digital ‘magazines’ based on strong, expert journalists with their own followings, as we imagined earlier, we’ll begin by building out the two we’ve started and then explore adding new ones as we learn”

The White House deploys minders to interviews all the time (WaPo)

“Almost every officially sanctioned exchange between reporters and the proverbial ‘senior administration officials’ is conducted in the presence of a press staffer”

The down-and-dirty history of TMZ (BuzzFeed)

“TMZ’s real engine — what defines its mission, what legitimizes it and sets it apart — is a unique and controversial mix of scandal mongering and investigative journalism”

The 10 worst New Yorker longreads (Gawker)

“[A]pparently [Adam] Gopnik did not know you could bake fancy breads from France and other cultures. So he got his mom to teach him how to bake them. A fine anecdote, maybe, to tell a friend or a therapist. But in this case he wrote about it for the New Yorker, a magazine.”

Bloggingheads

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

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