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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 J-school profs denounce journalist arrests in Egypt

A group of nearly 30 Columbia Journalism School faculty members penned a letter on Wednesday to Egypt's acting president, Adly... 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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Women still underrepresented in US media

American media is nowhere near achieving gender parity when it comes to who gets hired. According to the Women's Media... 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 new Web series from PBS Digital Studios mocks its own conventions

A sly Web series that pokes fun at the conventions of news shows like the PBS NewsHour is the newest... More

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Let Stephen Glass back into journalism

Stephen Glass, the wunderkind journalist who was discovered to have fabricated dozens of New Republic articles in 1998, is in... 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 Daily Beast suggests Philip Seymour Hoffman should’ve kicked addiction with fatherhood

In December, CJR took Daily Beast Columnist Michael Daly to task for publishing a "notable exception" to otherwise responsible media... More

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An ambiguous Medium

Last week, Medium editor Arikia Millikan published a coming-of-age essay chronicling a stilted affair she'd had with a married (and... More

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A new podcast network will focus on story-driven radio shows

PRX, an online marketplace for public media, launched a new podcast network on Tuesday to help promote digital-first audio programming.... 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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Finding truth when reporting on disasters

The European Journalism Centre has released a guide for journalists that codifies best practices for verifying digital content while reporting... 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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Take a deep breath before panicking over the NYT’s 2013 top 10

A much-shared article in the Atlantic last week leads with the claim that the most trafficked "story" across platforms on... More

The ethics of The Guardian’s Whisper bombshell - It would have been a journalistic lapse not to have told readers

Gawker: The internet bully - Nick Denton’s media empire is an intellectual online fraternity that invites people to their parties only to make them buy the booze

The Washington Post short-sells a reporter’s integrity - Steven Pearlstein smears TheStreet’s Adam Feuerstein for criticizing a biotech firm

Former Sun-Times staffers react to top reporter’s resignation - “Whereas we don’t have all the answers, we have way too many questions about what happened here”

Stop trolling your readers - We know you’re only doing it for clicks


‘My Captivity’ (NYT Mag)

An American journalist on his two-year kidnapping in Syria

FBI faked an AP story, in Seattle Times style, to catch a suspect (Seattle Times)

“‘We are outraged that the FBI, with the apparent assistance of the US Attorney’s Office, misappropriated the name of The Seattle Times to secretly install spyware on the computer of a crime suspect,’ said Seattle Times Editor Kathy Best”

How one reporter copes inside the ‘Ebola bubble’ (BuzzFeed)

“Bring gloves to give nurses you meet at clinics, even if you’re there for a story. Get small change to give to the kids who have been out of school for months and are selling ground nuts for pitiful sums on the side of road. Hell, give them candy. Violate all the principles of ostensibly good aid stewardship, because the good stewardship of the developed world didn’t get help here in time, and now everyone is dying around you.”

Fake news sites using Facebook to spread Ebola panic (The Verge)

“These sites claim to be satirical but lack even incompetent attempts at anything resembling humor”

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

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