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Charlie LeDuff’s LeDuff-ian Take on the Schwarzenegger Affair

By now most outlets are running the name of the woman with whom Arnold Schwarzenegger fathered his “love child,” and... More

Columbia J-School launches The New York World

Lots of hubbub today at the Columbia University Journalism building in which we CJR staffers toil away. Not only do... More

Bin Laden Unnerved by al Qaeda Magazine

ProPublica’s Sebastian Rotella has spoken to “two U.S. officials familiar with material seized during the raid that killed bin Laden”... More

Australian Media CEO’s Embarrassing Memo Mistake

What could be more embarrassing to a reporter than the incident from a couple of months ago when The Washington... More

“The Story So Far” Panel with Ken Auletta

Ken Auletta introduced Tuesday night’s panel discussion at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism by saying “We’re going to... More

Morning Joe Puts Madoff on the Couch

My colleague Curtis Brainard has written about the media’s inclination to offer loose psychological evaluations of high profile meltdown types... More

In Singapore, Social Media Aids Another Political Shift

This past weekend was a historic one for Singapore, the small southeast Asian city-state that often escapes the attention of... More

Bill Grueskin and Lucas Graves on the Changing Business of News: A CJR Podcast

Why is it that The New York Times has more than 30 million online readers and a weekday circulation of... More

What to Do Before “Returning a Reporter’s Phone Call”

From a Bloomberg profile today of Michele Bachmann (headline: “Bachmann Rocks ‘Ruling Class’ With Amens From Tea Party, Presidential Talk”):... More

Tina, Tina Everywhere

Peter Stevenson’s 5,000-word New York Times magazine profile of wunderkind “editrix” Tina Brown is a well-written, well-reported, breezy-enough read. It’s... More

Lawrence Pintak on the Arab Media Revolution: A CJR Podcast

“Autocratic Arab governments have long controlled news and information with an iron hand, writes Lawrence Pintak in the cover story... More

NYT Interactive Graph Plots Readers’ Feelings About Bin Laden

Much like New York magazine’s “Approval Matrix,” which plots pop culture happenings on matrices of “highbrow” to “low” and “brilliant”... More

“The Guy Who Liveblogged the Osama Raid Without Knowing It”

This may be the strangest way to become Twitter-famous. Sohaib Athar, a computer programmer living in Pakistan, live-tweeted the US... More

Flashback: Couric’s Evening News Debut, Reviewed

Yesterday, Katie Couric confirmed that she will soon depart as anchor of CBS Evening News in pursuit of a gig... More

Tributes from Colleagues to Killed War Photographers

With the news that documentarian and photographer Tim Hetherington died yesterday in Libya, and, later, the confirmation that photographer... 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”

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