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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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Journalism shafted in NSA speech

President Obama's surveillance speech Friday morning, presumably aiming to reassure the American and global publics that the US government respects... More

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This slightly misleading headline will change the way you share this story

Though anecdotal evidence suggests that science writing is contracting, two publications recently announced that they're expanding their coverage to health,... More

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Knight News Challenge: Health winners announced

Free crisis counselling via text message, environmental health monitoring with low-cost tools, and a database that aggregates information on health... 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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The 2nd-worst year for jailed journalists

Two hundred and eleven journalists are in jail around the world, the second-worst year on record since the Committee to... More

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Patch, back in the news cycle

David Carr essentially wrote the obituary for AOL hyperlocal network Patch on Monday, but rumors of AOL CEO Tim Armstrong's... 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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Journalists: Stop falling for hoaxes

You know how it goes. You are on Twitter. You see something outrageous. You click on the link. Really, they... More

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Investigative journalism on demand

Resources for investigative reporters are increasingly thin on the ground. Which is why technologist Israel Mirsky created Uncoverage, a new... 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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Millennials: not bringing mom to interviews

I'll never forget the interview that led to my first job, as associate editor at Campus Progress (which has since... More

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ONA launches $1 million Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education

The Online News Association launched a $1 million micro-grant contest on Monday to help universities and news outlets find new... More

Apple can’t hide from a 20-year-old reporter - The University of Michigan student gets behind the tech titan’s newest products

Al Jazeera America struggles to get off the margins - A quality-first strategy faces huge hurdles

Finding James Foley - This 2013 story takes a look at GlobalPost’s search for the photojournalist

Gannett cribs from Advance Publications playbook for struggling newspapers - Staff compete for fewer jobs; ‘readers become the assignment editor’

Cop corruption probe sparks newspaper feud - A spiked story is at the center of a bitter fight between Philadelphia’s two dailies


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.”

The McDonald’s in Ferguson (LAT)

“Lately, the restaurant has taken on the appearance of a battered frontier outpost”

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

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