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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

Counting Down to Countdown on Letterman

Keith Olbermann sat down with David Letterman last night to talk MSNBC, 2012, and his new venture, Countdown with Keith... More

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

Hey millionaire tech bros: Have patience with the editorial process - Chris Hughes probably wanted to enable great journalism at first. Then the dust settled and before you know it, he’s shaking everything up again

Serial creators don’t know what will happen to Adnan Syed - New developments in his legal case suggest that the outcome is wide open

Price hike at UC Berkeley’s journalism school - Governing body approves additional fee of $7,500 starting 2016

Will Denver really have a newspaper war? - As a billionaire floats reviving the Rocky Mountain News, The Denver Post might buckle its chin strap

FOIA reform dies while the press looked the other way - RIP Improvement Act of 2014


The traffic lure of outrage (Slate)

“I didn’t become a journalist to peddle indignation on Facebook. But it sells—the page views don’t lie.”

NBC news producer’s sons were in the besieged school in Peshawar (NBCnews.com)

“I remained silent and didn’t know what to say — I know how such attacks on schools usually end”

Hero mom calls into CSPAN to berate her arguing pundit sons (WaPo)

“This was not planned. She called in on the normal line.”

Dick Cheney doesn’t want to call it torture but the media doesn’t have to follow (Vox)

“People deserve to know that the American government (proudly!) did things that in any other context are called torture”

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